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    YELLOW JACKET Quick Tip: The Importance of Vacuum Pump Oil

    Want to maximize performance and increase the life of your vacuum pump? Start with the proper vacuum pump oil.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL30bZiI9JI

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    I have a 8cfm super evac and a 7cfm bullet. Any problem with using Refco Oil if yellowjacket oil is not available?

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    Not all oils have the physical and chemical properties required to give you the level of performance you want and need from your vacuum pump. YELLOW JACKET vacuum pump oil is specially formulated in the US and has been tested against strict engineering-driven performance metrics in SuperEvac and BULLET vacuum pumps until it’s met all specifications. The oil is made up of highly refined components that have a unique combination of low vapor pressure and moisture content, together with a high boiling point and oxidation stability level. In other words, it enables the pump to pull a much deeper vacuum than most other vacuum pump oils while lubricating your pump and absorbing contaminants including moisture. Thismeans that your pump will perform better and more efficiently, even after the pump gets hot

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    That a weird statement.
    Wouldn't you want a vacuum pump oil to be resistant to absorbing contaminants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    That a weird statement.
    Wouldn't you want a vacuum pump oil to be resistant to absorbing contaminants?
    Nope! That's part of its job to hold contaminants so when you change the oil, they come with it.
    Bill

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    I understand that the properties of the oil are critical to achieving a deep vacuum and the longevity of the equipment. But can I use Refco oil or do I need to put a job on hold for the several days min that it take to get YJ oil here ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wptski View Post
    Nope! That's part of its job to hold contaminants so when you change the oil, they come with it.
    You would rather have the oil get contaminated than the contamination blow out the exhaust of your pump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duncan8881 View Post
    I understand that the properties of the oil are critical to achieving a deep vacuum and the longevity of the equipment. But can I use Refco oil or do I need to put a job on hold for the several days min that it take to get YJ oil here ?

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    I wouldn't hesitate using their oil for one job

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    Thanks

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    It won't hurt your YELLOW JACKET vacuum pump to use another oil....we just can't speak to the performance you'll achieve with that oil.

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    Awesome that's what I needed to know thanks YJ. Figured as much just thought I'd check .

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    Do you have recommendation's for cleaning hoses\manifold contaminated with Vacuum pump oil ? Is a flush with Denatured ethanol sufficient? Would it harm the hoses or the manifold ?

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    We recommend using a flushing solvent like you would use to flush out a line set.

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