Cold weather cutting and chain oil

Post in 'The Gear' started by Adkjake, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. LLigetfa

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    I couldn't have said it any better.
     
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    which has me thinking.
    I have 2 of these left over from spring.
    I might save those for filling the saw. :zip:
     

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    lol..... :cheese:
     
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    LOL Ja, I thought about using a squeeze bottle. It was a game changer in the Ketchup market.

    You'd think the gallon jugs of chain oil would come with a pop-top. Why do they have a bigger hole than the saw anyway? Maybe by design, to keep us from force feeding oil that's too thick for the saw.
     
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  5. Ken45

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    hah! I have a 1970's Homelite with an tiny, tiny oil fill hole, less than a half inch diameter.

    Ken
     
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    I have been refilling a gear oil squeeze bottle for a couple years now. It so much easier to deal with, and neater too. Not just in the cold weather either.
     
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    Squeeze bottles work in cold weather, and so do those large mouth liquid laundry soap bottles.
     
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    My grandfather told me to use used motor oil & bar oil 50/50 mix
     
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    ........aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we're off !!!!! :coolsmile:
     
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    I'm with jay, if it pours, it works. I've never noticed a difference in cold weather. Still a bit in the tank when it runs out if gas.
    If it concerns you, the wally world stuff is cheap, and thin, and tacky.
     
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    What is a good mix of diesel to the summer weight oil? Cheers!
     
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    Wouldn't mixing in Diesel/Kerosene reduce the flashpoint and make the oil easier to ignite accidentally? I think I'd rather pour in 10W40 than mix fuel in my oil.
     
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    Just a quick thank you. Thanx for the Canola oil tip. I thinned my Stihl bar oil with 2 capfuls of Canola oil and it thinned the bar oil out nicely. Just finished bucking up my last 2 cords of Cherry for next year. My bar oil was so cold the past few days, I couldnt get it to flow out of the gallon bottle. It was kinda like watching the Heinz Ketchup commercial,,,anticipation....thanx again for the tip.
     
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    Been having problems with oil getting to my chain and have been using Echo bar and chain oil.. It is very thick and I suspect just will not flow to the bar.. The saw is using oil but it isn't going to the bar and I have checked for blockage at the bar and it was OK so now I will try thinning the bar oil to see if it helps.. Great post!

    Ray
     
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    FWIW, I use a gear oil squeeze bottle for my bar oil. It works great and I never spill any oil, even when filling my 1970's Homelite with the tiny hole that Ken45 mentioned. I learned the gear oil bottle trick from my dad who also used a gear oil bottle since the 1970's to fill the aforementioned Homelite.
     
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    Tried thinning down the bar oil with 10W40 and replaced the bar clamping side cover with a spare with from a donor saw as mine was warped and it seems to oil much better now so I suspect the heavy oil is the culprit..

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    I run Canola Oil (Wesson) summer & winter.
     
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    Do you run it straight or mix with bar and chain oil?

    Thanx,
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    Straight out of the jug.
     
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    Sounds good Zap thanx for the info! :)

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    Smokin gave me the tip, been running it since.
     
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    One more thing does a tank of oil last through a tank of fuel?

    Ray
     
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    Not sure what my oil setting is on but yes, when I fill the saw up with gas I check the oil, always a good amount left. About a quarter left in the oil reserve.

    Grab a small bottle of Canola Oil first to try it, if you don't like it give the rest of the bottle to your wife for cooking!;)
     
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    There should be just a little bar oil left in the tank when the fuel runs out. I adjust my saw to run this way, so I know the chain's getting max lubrication. A C
     
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    Thanx AC I don't think the 023 is adjustable ..

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