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Chain oil synthetic oil mix?

Post in 'The Gear' started by gzecc, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    So my wife has a newer car than mine. I change her oil, which is synthetic. Wondering if I can use her used oil for somethin? Anybody know if it would mix well with chain oil. I have a hard time spending ridiculous money on pure chain oil to spray on my yard.

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  2. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    It'll work okay. Bar oil has additives that makes it tackier so it sticks to the bar/chain better but I've used motor oil before and it worked fine
  3. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    I have used conventional oil in the past with chain oil. Just wasn't sure on the synthetic mix.
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    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

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    Ahh okay. I've not used synthetic personally but I can't imagine it would make a difference. Might even be better
  5. Como

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    You can get synthetic chain oil if that helps.

    I use my waste oil for greasing my splitter
  6. charly

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    Waste oil is full a gasoline blow by from cold starts,, something to think about. Oil doesn't just get dirty! Metal wears in a motor as well.. so there has to be some filings in there as well.. Magnetic oil drain plugs? I wouldn't run it in my saw.. but you do what you have to do. I've ran Amsoils synthetic bar oil, works great..
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  8. KodiakII

    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

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    !!!NEVER!!!!NEVER!!!!NEVER! Seriously dude, do a search on it. "ridiculous money on pure chain oil to spray on my yard" Your sig doesn't show your saw, but when you look at the price of a new saw oil is cheap, and I know I would feel better spraying a known carcinogen on my yard.
  9. jeffoc

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    How would running dirty bar oil ruin a saw? I've done it before when I've run out. I most of the time use canola for just the reason the OP states.
    What am I missing?
  10. KodiakII

    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

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    Crud aka sludge can plug up you pump, and no matter what anyone tells me used motor oil will not cling and provide adequate lubrication to your bar and chain.
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  11. jeffoc

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    Well good to know. My latest car uses 0-30 anyway. Thanks.
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    Yep, crud and it takes on toxins (lead, arsenic, zinc, et al.). Not for me or my land. I'd use canola oil before used motor oil.
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    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Hows about palm oil?

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