Recent Topics
Out with the old, in with the new F150
by MNgopher
06/30/16 12:14 PM
Hard Workers
by AirgunSavant
06/30/16 10:55 AM
which kind of vinegar to use?
by bmwjohn
06/30/16 10:53 AM
0% ethanol gas please
by yvon_la
06/30/16 10:17 AM
Motorex Legend 4T
by Junkie
06/30/16 09:56 AM
2ZR-FE Oil filter Comparison
by Tech819
06/30/16 09:45 AM
Andrews AFB
by AirgunSavant
06/30/16 08:55 AM
Luber Finer cut open
by Tech819
06/30/16 08:42 AM
Meguiars wax
by whip
06/30/16 08:02 AM
Weird problem with laptop. Thoughts?
by d00df00d
06/30/16 07:42 AM
Silverado 6.2L Fram TG 3 years and ~45,000 miles
by DriveHard
06/30/16 07:15 AM
Old bike, new engine -synth or dino oil?
by mr_blackstock
06/30/16 06:56 AM
Newest Members
MNfarmer33, doublegarage, goatrancher, jameson223, graywolf001
58322 Registered Users
Who's Online
82 registered (AirgunSavant, 97f150, 901Memphis, 97K15004WD, 87sammy, 3 invisible), 1888 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
58322 Members
66 Forums
251033 Topics
4114885 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3407675 - 06/26/14 02:23 PM Roots Blower Oil VG220
Shorthorn Offline


Registered: 03/25/10
Posts: 23
Loc: Bonfield, IL
Had a roots blower fail at work this week, and the manufacture claims it is because we used Mobil SHC-630 in the blower (originally specified lube) instead of the Roots VG-220 oil they now specify.

Anyone have any history with this issue, or know who is making this oil?
_________________________
2014 Ram 3500 CCLB Dually 4x4 Cummins 370HP/800FTLBs
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 30th Anniversary, Pentastar Powered
2002 Saturn SC2, Gerbil Powered

Top
#3407735 - 06/26/14 03:34 PM Re: Roots Blower Oil VG220 [Re: Shorthorn]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 17511
Loc: Sunny Florida
I have used these in fleet vans for cleaning for almost 40 years.

I simply cannot recall one failing, ever. Even when run without any oil at all!

There are many synthetic lubes available for these. Do yours have full oil baths on both ends or is one end greased with fittings?
_________________________
"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
J. William Fulbright
Best ET-12.79 @ 111 mph
4340 pounds, Street tires
Just like we go to Publix

Top
#3407771 - 06/26/14 04:13 PM Re: Roots Blower Oil VG220 [Re: Shorthorn]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 8654
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Never heard of an aftermarket oil being the direct cause of a lubrication related issue with one. Most of the Dresser-Roots blowers we use are the size of minivans. We use a lot of giant Aerzen blowers too.


Edited by JTK (06/26/14 04:15 PM)
_________________________
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5, CVT. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SE (Babe magnet III)

Top
#3407780 - 06/26/14 04:26 PM Re: Roots Blower Oil VG220 [Re: Shorthorn]
OneEyeJack Online   content


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 5318
Loc: S California
Did you receive a notice to change the oil to the new spec?

Top