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Q: What is the difference between a four vane and eight vane air motor? 
  A: Eight vane air motors are used when minimum speed or in inching applications are needed.
    >> learn more about 4 vane and 8 vane air motor differences
Q: What oil do I use?
  A: Gast air motors require a 10 wt detergent oil; Gast AD220.
    >> learn more about Gast air motor oil and purchasing
Q: How much oil do I use?
  A: One drop of oil for every 50 cfm of air used.
Q: How close should the lubricator be?
  A: Gast recommends a filter, regulator and lubricator be placed within twenty inches of the air motor.      
    >> learn more and visit our FRL's filters regulators lubricators
Q: What line size should I use on my Gast air motor?
  A: The air line should be the same size as the port or one size larger.
Q: Can I mount the air motor in any position?
  A: The Gast air motor can be mounted in any position.
Q: What is in an air motor service/repair/rebuild kit?
  A: Most kits contain bearing, vanes, gaskets and filters along with a maintenance manual.
    >> learn more about what is in the kits at the Kits Home page and select your kit model number



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