And let's see.....
You claimed MM oil was like ATF, right?
ATF has a cSt of about 40 (at 40 deg C), which makes it like, what, a 50 wt
Yet you just issued another one of your edicts, that MM oil is a *3 wt
Would you like to get your assertions straight?
> > It is also quite flammable at relatively low temps. Probably not too
And what part of "mix" didn't you understand?
AND, you are an ignerint liar.
First, flash point has little to do with flammability of the liquid. Look
it up. You can have a very low flash point, and a very high ignition temp.
Second, MM oil is BARELY flammable, and won't sustain its own forced
combustion -- AT ALL.
How do I know? Cuz I just put some in the blue flame of my stove. Hot
enough for you?
Third, even if MM oil DID have a meaningful flashpoint, the quantities are
so small as to be insignficant, in an electric motor.
Fourth, did I mention MIX a little MM oil with other oils? Oh yeah, I did,
but you didn't understand that...
Fifth, go get a part-time job, help out yer mom a little.
It would proly depend on whether the bearings were bronze sleeve, or ball
My first impulse is that marvel would be a little thick for bronze sleeve,
proly OK for ball bearing.
I think Marvel is more of an additive to oils, but not sure. I have a
bunch, I'll check the apparent viscosity, etc.
The folks on rec.crafts.metalworking would have more info on oils, motors,
SaltyAss is an idiot, with his one-syllable responses.
3 in One does have a version for small motors that is straight 20
weight. Not the same as the "household" 3 in one.
Marvel is basically ATF, and is only suitble for giving Existential
Angst an enema. He needs them daily because he is always full of shit.
Notice that his answer is that he really has no idea what Marvel Oil
is, but he gives advice anyway.
Actually, no one except research chemists know what ANY oil is, ergo the
field day that these companies have in making all their outrageous claims.
Ergo the fact that the largely useless WD40 dominates the market, altho
their under-handed marketing certainly helps.
There is stupid, and then there is so stupid you don't even know you are
You are the latter.
And your claim that MM oil was ATF was, what, based on your own chemical
See the above on stupidness
Your mother clearly never slapped you enough.
I always use 10-30 in my oil can with a table spoon of STP oil additive.
I never heard of a motor dying from detergent oil. Do you want the dirt
to stay in your bearings and bushings or dissolve and flow out. That's
how I see it.
Someone has already mentioned the turbine oil in the plastic bottle with
the pull out spout. It can be found at just about any appliance
parts store, HVAC, electric motor or industrial supply house. What
I've seen comes in SAE-10 and SAE-20 weight. 3-IN-ONE produces a
special SAE-20 blend for electric motors larger than 1/4 HP.
I had not read all the replies so my thoughts are what I always use on
motors. Turbine Oil. That is what the utility company I worked for used. I
leaves NO residue as it is used. WalMart did have in a pull spout container.
I also use on shop router bearings. WW
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