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Old 12-26-2014, 09:20:29 PM
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I have an old tank mounted "BW' compressor that makes air. I read that these compressors use a pressurized oil feed from the truck engine but I am not going there. I suspect this compressor was used for years without one because the copper oil feed line is crimped off.

There seems to be no easy way to tell how much it oil it has and what is too much. Unless I get better advice I will just give it my best guess. There is nothing to loose here.
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borg warner did make compressors for truck brake systems and some larger units for service trucks
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Bendix Westinghouse did make self contained units with splash lubrication and oil level indicator. The remote mounted units had engine oil pressure fed to the rear cover and oiled through the crankshaft and a drain to the main engine. Not sure how these would last with a splash system. Ed
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Bendix Westinghouse did make self contained units with splash lubrication and oil level indicator. The remote mounted units had engine oil pressure fed to the rear cover and oiled through the crankshaft and a drain to the main engine. Not sure how these would last with a splash system. Ed
I guess I need to clean it up to see if I missed a sight glass or some other sort of indicator.
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If there is a drain hole plugged off maybe you could screw pipe into it then some clear tubing to see your level.
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