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Changing from PFPE to hydrocarbon oil in the roots blower will cause quite a mess. The two fluids will not mix and a foam will be created. It will not circulate or lubricate properly. You will need to disassemble, degrease and reassemble the blower with hydrocarbon oil.

Category: Pumps

Sub-Category: Oil-Sealed Mechanical Vacuum Pumps

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Contact Us - Frequently Asked Questions - I have a rotary vane mechanical backing pump with hydrocarbon oil and a roots blower with PFPE oil. I want to connect the blower to the mechanical pump, and change the oil in the blower from PFPE to hydrocarbon. Are there any issues to consider?