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comet
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Post by comet » Thu 28 Dec , 2006 21:29 pm

Hi,
will it be ok to use motor oil in the lubricator on my triac?
the reason being is I dont want to buy a 5 gallon drum of the correct oil!
I have read that its fine or if I wanted thinner I suppose I could use 3in1
Any views?

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Post by Triac whizz » Thu 28 Dec , 2006 21:36 pm

nick some hydraulic oil out of a jcb ;) thats what I use, ok so its not stolen
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Post by neil_f » Tue 01 Apr , 2014 21:15 pm

comet wrote:Hi,
will it be ok to use motor oil in the lubricator on my triac?
the reason being is I dont want to buy a 5 gallon drum of the correct oil!
I have read that its fine or if I wanted thinner I suppose I could use 3in1
Any views?
An old thread, I know, but if anyone else is searching for oil info:
68 grade 'Way Lube', or 'Slideway Oil' is what you want. It has a special tacky additive that helps it stick to and stay on the slides for longer. If you can't get proper slideway oil, a good substitute is chainsaw oil, which has the same additive to stop it being flung off the chain. Chainsaw oil is sold in most garden centres.

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