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Oil for general lubrication #4447319
07/02/17 10:33 AM
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loneryder Offline OP
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What would be a good oil to use in an oiling can to lub lawnmowers, doors, campers and other moving/articulating joints?

Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: loneryder] #4447325
07/02/17 10:37 AM
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I am sure there is a recommended oil . I'll use a spray can oil or what ever is left over from my oil changes, engine oil ,gear oil trans oil etc.


"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf
Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: loneryder] #4447331
07/02/17 10:41 AM
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Balearic Islands , Spain
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I use Shimano bicycle chain oil.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.

1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.
Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: FordCapriDriver] #4447334
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Ontario Canada
Canadastang Offline
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3 in 1 oil

Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: CT8] #4447343
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Originally Posted By: CT8
I am sure there is a recommended oil. I'll use a spray can oil or whatever is left over from my oil changes, engine oil, gear oil trans oil etc.


I agree and do the same. I bought 2 quarts of some no-name 10-30 oil at a yard sale for a buck and have been sharing it with an old push mower for the last year. I've even added some ATF and Lucas stabilizer to my brew just to get rid of it. The can lays it on heavy so what I want to lube will get some.


2001 Subaru Forester S
Replaced with a 2006 Forester

2004 Subaru Forester XT
Death by deer. Replaced with 2003 Impreza Outback Sport (beater)
Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: loneryder] #4447362
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I use Silicone spray


15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)
Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: loneryder] #4447367
07/02/17 11:35 AM
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Jupiter, FL
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CRC 2-26 seriously good stuff, plastic safe

Lubricated an exterior sliding door better than other instore silicone spray products which suprised me.


2017 Camaro SS 1LE (Motul 8100 X-clean 5W40)
1997 Jeep XJ 4x4 (15W40 HDEO Maxlife)
Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: loneryder] #4447378
07/02/17 11:52 AM
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Triflow is my go-to.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: loneryder] #4447402
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3 in 1 makes an oil for general application with a nice long spout. Lasts for years.

Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: Canadastang] #4447591
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Originally Posted By: Canadastang
3 in 1 oil
Engine oil, gear oil, trans oil, 3 in one !!!


"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf
Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: loneryder] #4447613
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loneryder Offline OP
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Thanks all. There is no recommended oil, just says to lubricate.

Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: loneryder] #4447970
07/03/17 01:31 AM
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Chain saw bar oil for parts that are likely to rust.


86 CUCV. 6.5L. Level-3 4L80. NP205. 9-16 14 ply tires, HX35/40 turbo. WMI. 5" exh. ARP studs heads & crank. Cooling upgrades. Rattle can camo.
Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: loneryder] #4448088
07/03/17 08:22 AM
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Boston
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Zoom oilers work very well and are pretty inexpensive and easy to use. I bought half a dozen to take advantage of $5 flat shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MARKAL-79704G-Zoom-Spout-Oiler-4-Oz/221422651356?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: loneryder] #4454149
07/09/17 09:54 AM
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Michigan
https://www.3inone.com/products/ptfe-lube/ I use this for general building maintenance, hinges etc. and like it.


Oil, you need it. Oil snobbery, you don't need it.
Re: Oil for general lubrication [Re: loneryder] #4459466
07/14/17 04:14 PM
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Slovenia EU
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Mineral chainsaw bar oil...


2011 Hyundai i30 1.4 CVVT Shell Helix Ultra 5w40
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
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