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Offline Kayaker413

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Auto oiler oil
« on: August 03, 2020, 20:45:19 »
Hello Chaps,
I have a scotoiler auto oiler fitted to the old wee  I have bought.
Question is what oil do people use?
Is there any other folks out there that think the Scot oil is expensive or am I being a tight.
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Re: Auto oiler oil
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 20:56:53 »
When I used an auto oiler, I used Chainsaw oil  :thumb:
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Re: Auto oiler oil
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 21:44:38 »
I had thought of that. Wasn't sure if it was a little tacky....
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Re: Auto oiler oil
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 22:18:11 »
I use EP 90 gear oil in mine works really well  :thumb:

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Re: Auto oiler oil
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 22:40:22 »
Just go to Tesco and buy the cheapest 15-50w or similar oil you can get.My latest chain and sprocket set is now been on just over 24k.miles and is still looking good.I turned the front sprocket round at about 14k.miles to equalize the wear.Looked at it a few weeks ago and it will go for some time yet.The”special” oils you buy have just a little tack additive and a bit of colouring added extra, and that's it.Gear oil is fine but it stinks the garage out.
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Re: Auto oiler oil
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2020, 07:05:03 »
Yeah I've got an old bottle of hypoid gear oil, I think about using it and open the bottle, promptly put the cap back and bottle back on the shelf. It stinks.

Chainsaw oil is my go to, but I have 1ltr of 20w50 I bought incase the Enfield needed a top up. Never opened and the Enfield went 5 years ago.



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Re: Auto oiler oil
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2020, 08:32:41 »
Personally I stick with the scottoiler oil.  But that's a preference thing based on how easy it is to wash off the oil that has flung onto the wheel etc.

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Re: Auto oiler oil
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2020, 08:51:40 »
When using the PD Mini oiler, I found that using a lighter oil allowed the "fling" to take with it most of the crud and grit that otherwise can stick when a heavy oil is used.  However,  when applying with a brush I use gear oil.
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Re: Auto oiler oil
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2020, 09:05:43 »
Speaking of PD Oilers, is it just me or can't you buy their oil separately now? I can't see anywhere on their site, and pt lube site doesn't seem to exist any more.
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