The invention provides a reciprocating compressor crankshaft adapter and a method. A method and a device for lubricating a connection are provided. A housing is configured to house a crankshaft adapter (48) that connects an oil pump to a compressor. The housing includes a shell (91) forming a round cavity (86) configured to receive the crankshaft adapter; an oil feed conduit (82) configured to enter through the shell into the round cavity and to deliver oil; a first drain conduit (88), opposite to the oil feed conduit, and configured to enter through the shell into the round cavity and to drain the oil from the round cavity; a plug (90) provided in the first drain conduit to reduce an amount of oil drained away from the round cavity; and a second drain conduit (96) configured to enter through the shell into the round cavity and to drain away oil from the round cavity. The second drain conduit is located between the oil feed conduit and the first drain conduit, substantially between 50 and 130 degrees relative to the first drain conduit on a periphery of the shell.