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#3407675 - 06/26/14 02:23 PM Roots Blower Oil VG220
Shorthorn Offline

Registered: 03/25/10
Posts: 29
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?
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#3407735 - 06/26/14 03:34 PM Re: Roots Blower Oil VG220 [Re: Shorthorn]
SteveSRT8 Offline

Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 17799
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?
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#3407771 - 06/26/14 04:13 PM Re: Roots Blower Oil VG220 [Re: Shorthorn]
JTK Offline

Registered: 08/14/03
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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)
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#3407780 - 06/26/14 04:26 PM Re: Roots Blower Oil VG220 [Re: Shorthorn]
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Registered: 09/14/10
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Loc: S California
Did you receive a notice to change the oil to the new spec?