Recent Topics
Bst.Price On Brand NewSUV?Negotiate Before Rebate?
by crazyoildude
07/27/16 12:12 PM
Fram 3675 vs 3506?
by Wasatch1
07/27/16 11:20 AM
Oil Filter Q? Part 2
by BlueOvalFitter
07/27/16 10:54 AM
0W20 in the Ranger?
by iambretto
07/27/16 10:11 AM
Sears/Kmart DieHard Gold 40R on sale 50% off
by slacktide_bitog
07/27/16 10:11 AM
Motorcycle tire repair out on the road, best kit?
by LoneRanger
07/27/16 10:11 AM
Weedeater air filter oil???
by Drew99GT
07/27/16 10:08 AM
Brand Comparison between 5w-40 vs. 15w-40
by mbacfp
07/27/16 10:07 AM
Friend only wants to do what he wants?
by motor_oil_madman
07/27/16 09:58 AM
LC9/LC9S Slide Wear
by Hokiefyd
07/27/16 09:51 AM
MaxLife ATF use where ford Mercon V call for ?
by MetalSlug
07/27/16 08:41 AM
Your FINAL though on Quaker State oil line
by MetalSlug
07/27/16 07:45 AM
Newest Members
uicgrad, snydercn, surfbum, Tmemz4, woollum86
58613 Registered Users
Who's Online
95 registered (2015_PSD, 901Memphis, aquariuscsm, Alfred_B, Al, 8 invisible), 1987 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
58613 Members
66 Forums
252311 Topics
4138103 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3338128 - 04/09/14 08:15 PM Lucas in my air compressor
old1 Online   content


Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 584
Loc: Columbus Nebraska
My air compressor gets a lot of use in the summer month especially, and is now over 30 years old. Still pumps pretty good, but is seemed to be getting kinda "knocky". Kinda seemed like the rods might be getting a little loose. I have never run it low on oil, or with excessively dirty oil, but like I said, it has a lot of hours on it. So anyway, I decided to see what would happen if I used some of the lucas that I just happen to have sitting on the shelf for a long time. I mixed it about 25% Lucas to 75% #30 ST oil. Has only been a couple days now, but I do have to say it is noticeably quieter now. I also put some (50%) in an old B&S 5 hp. h.s. on a tiller that sounded ok, but smoked quite a bit. Didn't help the smoking at all, but when I pulled the head and side cover off the engine, and took the rod cap off to pop out the piston to re-ring it there was a really slick coat of oil/lucas on the rod/crankshaft . Now don't get me wrong I wouldn't think of using the stuff in a good engine, but I seriousely believe that in loose/worn equipment it will make things last a lot longer. Just my observations and 2 cents worth

Top
#3338145 - 04/09/14 08:26 PM Re: Lucas in my air compressor [Re: old1]
901Memphis Online   content


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 10912
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Interesting observations. I have been conditioned today believe that Lucas oil stabilizer is snake oil. Ymmv
_________________________
2002 Buick Century 125k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - Syn Frankenbrew + XG 3387A
1998 Nissan Altima 335k - 5MT - M1 HM 5w30/Fram Ultra XG7317+MOS+ATP 205

Top
#3338214 - 04/09/14 09:31 PM Re: Lucas in my air compressor [Re: old1]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 17055
Loc: Upstate NY
Well while Lucas might quiet it down, the thicker oil may cause the compressor to wear at an even faster rate.

This is all kind of subjective. But if it works for you and its not illegal, why not?
_________________________
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0- sold
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 w/Cummins- 4-sale


Top
#3346592 - 04/18/14 02:10 PM Re: Lucas in my air compressor [Re: old1]
racin4ds Offline


Registered: 05/07/10
Posts: 619
Loc: Winchester, VA
I totally believe its good stuff when your trying to buy some time with something thats on its last leg. Old rototiller thats knocking, old mowers, compressors etc.

Just too darn thick to use in anything like a good automobile engine.
_________________________
Just say NO to thin oils!

Top