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#4468468 - 07/23/17 09:54 PM Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: loneryder]
buck91 Offline

Registered: 04/17/12
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Loc: West Michigan
Originally Posted By: loneryder
What would be a good oil to use in an oiling can to lub lawnmowers, doors, campers and other moving/articulating joints?

Lots of good suggestions, and I'll add a few lubes I've used.

M1 20w50
M1 5w20
Kano Microil
Liquid Wrench Lubricating Oil
Boeshield T9
Fluid Film, both aerosol and bulk
Silicone Spray
Liquid Wrench Chain and Cable Lube
And, of course, WD-40

Can't say any stuck out as a BAD choice, though each has a niche. Gradual experimentation and attention to detail with yield the proper oil for the proper job eventually. I will say that my go-to general purpose oil has become M1 ATF. Just seems to work well for "stuff."
2011 F150 4x4 5.0L
1996 Mustang GT 5spd/ragtop

#4486190 - 08/11/17 10:59 PM Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: loneryder]
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1157
Loc: Crawfordville FL
Liquid Wrench Lubricating oil does great for squeaks and sticky hinges and anything else that needs a light oil. Has some of the liquid Teflon stuff in it
2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 170k miles M1 AFE 0w-20

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