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Worthington Blue Brute 85 tow behind air compressor - HELP!


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Default Re: Worthington Blue Brute 85 tow behind air compressor - HELP!

Nope, no sight glass or dipstick anywhere, and I brought in some extra sets of eyes to check as well. The only oil fill level seems to be with the fill spout/elbow.
I added pics of both the fill elbow which I believe is also the oil level check (if machine is level) and also the checklist with the recommended oil type.
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Default Re: Worthington Blue Brute 85 tow behind air compressor - HELP!

It looks as though you would fill it to the top of the screw in bung. Most rotary compressor makers specify non detergent for the compressor some thing to do with the absorption of water and foaming. If it only takes 5 gal you are lucky the last oil change on my 600 cfm C.P was 36 gallons of turbine oil not cheap.
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Default Re: Worthington Blue Brute 85 tow behind air compressor - HELP!

It is NOT a screw compressor but rather a rotary vane type. I was able to secure manuals for mine and although larger than yours I can give you a few pointers if still needed. Let me get your serial number and I'll attempt to get you a manual from a gent I know. My compressor section takes 13 gallons of SAE 10W oil, (non detergent, mineral) and the compressor is a 1972 model.

Atlas-Copco purchased the mobile compressor line from Worthington in 1981. Parts for the "Blue Brute" series are no longer supported but some stocks still remain I'm told. They are a very simple contraption with little to go wrong and much simpler construction than a rotary screw type.
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Dragged my Worthington "Blue Brute 250" compressor back to the shop today, all 4180, (or so) pounds of it..... It's heavy enough it tows quite well.
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