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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Re: Just Oil
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2022, 03:39:19 PM »




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Re: Just Oil
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2022, 04:27:42 PM »
Surplus fork oil #5 :grin:
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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. 

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Re: Just Oil
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2022, 07:04:47 AM »
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