Author Topic: Just Oil  (Read 377 times)

Offline kballowe

  • - Poser -
  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 2502
  • Location: Villa Ridge, Missouri
Just Oil
« on: December 01, 2022, 09:18:47 AM »
What do you reach for when ya just need to "oil" something ?
Your general purpose "oil it all" stuff ?

I actually ran out of "oilcan" oil - and had to refill it a couple of years ago.  This is a mixture of 0w-20 Mobil 1 and LPS2.  Because I had some.  It actually turned out to be a great rust preventer, as a bonus.

2020 Eldorado in red - and friends

Online Zenermaniac

  • Hatchling
  • **
  • Posts: 153
Re: Just Oil
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2022, 09:58:45 AM »
What do you reach for when ya just need to "oil" something ?
Your general purpose "oil it all" stuff ?

I actually ran out of "oilcan" oil - and had to refill it a couple of years ago.  This is a mixture of 0w-20 Mobil 1 and LPS2.  Because I had some.  It actually turned out to be a great rust preventer, as a bonus.



I use 3 in One just because wifey bought me some but I like your idea better.

Offline guzziart

  • Gaggle Mentor
  • ****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 668
  • Location: Northeast Ohio
Re: Just Oil
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2022, 11:00:02 AM »
My old pump oilcan gets whatever else is open at the time....motor/gear oil.

Art
'72 Eldo, '72 CL350, '81 CB125s, '87 LMIVSE, '91 CT70, '03 V11 Lemans, '08 Wing & '12 Wee Strom

Online John A

  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 4381
  • No way to slow down...
  • Location: Hager city ,western WI
Re: Just Oil
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2022, 11:04:57 AM »
There is usually enough left in the bottle after an oil change to set it on a can to drain overnight and I put that in the pump can. I usually have three pump cans , one for synthetic, another gear and one for motor oil marked with an s , g or m. I put aviation turbine oil in mt eye drop bottles for electric motor bushes if there is some but I put 20 wt non detergent in them as well. I mark them with a sharpie in case it makes a difference for whatever I use it on.
John
MGNOC L-471
It is easier to fool people than it is to convince them that they have been fooled-Mark Twain
99 Bassa, sidecar
02 Stone
84 V65C
15 F3S Spyder

Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

Re: Just Oil
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2022, 11:04:57 AM »

Online RinkRat II

  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 2107
  • Lake Powell AZ
Re: Just Oil
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2022, 03:39:19 PM »




          Completely depends what I'm working on  :evil:

      Paul B
A Miller in the hand is worth two in the fridge.

Online balvenie

  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2031
Re: Just Oil
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2022, 04:27:42 PM »
Surplus fork oil #5 :grin:
Oz
04 Cali
As ye practice, so do ye teach.

Offline dguzzi

  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 1490
  • Sorry, I'm woke so I'll be quiet.
Re: Just Oil
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2022, 04:32:10 PM »
 I drain the oil from the container my oil changes come in. Usually in summer, in the sun. I have a dedicated 'mixed' oil jug I use for general lubrication just like what you mentioned.  So, I use leftover new oil.
'03 EVT
'87 Cagiva
'72 Commando
'71 Commando
'90 Miata
'16 Mustang

Online mondtster

  • New Egg
  • *
  • Posts: 93
Re: Just Oil
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2022, 08:22:33 PM »
What lube I use depends on what I'm lubricating. The closest thing I have to a generic lube would probably be ACF50 or sewing machine oil.

Offline Scout63

  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 2292
  • Location: Orleans, MA USA
Re: Just Oil
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2022, 09:41:43 PM »
Right now VR1 40wt so that the pump can mechanism gets good zinc protection.  I seem to be reaching for the AC50 for tapping, electrical connectors and wiping down aluminum.
Ben Zehnder - Orleans, MA USA
46 Rapide
3 Bevel Ducs
71 R75/5
72 Combat Commando
73 v7 Sport
78 SR500
79 G5-T3 mashup
19 Husky Vitpilen

Offline Stretch

  • Gosling
  • ***
  • Posts: 379
  • Location: Maine
Re: Just Oil
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2022, 05:03:52 AM »
I've got several cans of lube around the homestead:

Whatever's left over from an oil change, 80W90 for chain lube, ATF, 3-in-1, and sometimes gun oil.

                                                               -Stretch
                               

Offline Mike Tashjian

  • Gaggle Mentor
  • ****
  • Posts: 901
Re: Just Oil
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2022, 06:53:42 AM »
I inherited a quart bottle of oil with Teflon additive which you add the whole bottle to a new oil change. I have been using it for the oil cans and seems to be pretty good.  I would not put it in a car, but the sliding parts of the old lathe and mill seem pretty happy with it. 

Online twowheeladdict

  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 5588
Re: Just Oil
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2022, 07:04:47 AM »
Squeaky hinges alert me that someone is roaming around the house.
2022 Moto Guzzi V85TT Guardia D'onore
2018 V7 III Carbon Dark #0009 of 1921
2018 Road Glide Special
2021 Kawasaki KLX300SM
2017 Suzuki Van Van 200

***Wildguzzi Official Logo High Quality 5 Color Window Decals Back In Stock***
Shipping in USA Only. Awesome quality. Back by popular demand. All proceeds go back into the forum.
http://www.wildguzzi.com/Products/products.htm
Advertise Here
 

Crusty Cycle, Vintage Moto Guzzi Parts
Ambassador, Eldorado, 850T, T3, 1000SP, G5, Convert, etc. Good Prices - Fast Shipping
http://www.crustycycle.com
Advertise Here