Just what is in Vacuum Pump Oil?
I'm learning about vacuum pumps from the school of hard knocks. I've borrowed a vacuum pump from a friend with no owners manual and learned the hard way about over filling and other stuff like how to flush it.
I think I've got it together now, but I've gone through a lot of mess and clean up. It has me wondering just what is in Vacuum Pump Oil. Anybody know? As a result of the messes I've made, I've got a lot of oil soaked rags. Can they spontaneously combust like rags soaked with boiled linseed oil? Any insight is greatly appreciated.