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1 hour ago, Ontario Firewood Resource said:

Bar oil replacement to save you money. Also included is a tip on how to keep it from gelling up in subzero temps.

 

 

Its not new .  Lots of people use veg oil here . I don't like it myself but hey .

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It's grand for shorter bars. Doesn't carry well on longer than 20". Hardens on content with air over time as well, can really gunk up a saw if you don't clean around the clutch regularly, like every couple of months or so.

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I got some stuff last year 'gator'. It was great in the summer months,  but I noticed, when the weather got cold it wasn't getting through. I should've suspected something,  when it was taking several minutes to fill a top handle! Anyway, I'll go back to it in the summer.  I've tried all sorts though, including 2 stroke mix when I was half asleep one morning 

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Have use gator oil for about 4 years with no problems in cold weather but I do fush oil tank regularly and make sure filter is clean makes all the difference as I have saws that get a lot of use with bars over 8 years old. 

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31 minutes ago, woody paul said:

Have use gator oil for about 4 years with no problems in cold weather but I do fush oil tank regularly and make sure filter is clean makes all the difference as I have saws that get a lot of use with bars over 8 years old. 

Thanks.  Got to admit, I don't flush the tanks regularly.  I will try it. I got the 'extra tacky' stuff, like I say, found it great in warm weather. Out of interest,  what do you use as a flush?

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Forgot the main question

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5 minutes ago, Con said:

Thanks.  Got to admit, I don't flush the tanks regularly.  I will try it. I got the 'extra tacky' stuff, like I say, found it great in warm weather. Out of interest,  what do you use as a flush?

Petrol is what I use.

And I use extra tacky as well I do tend to have oil supply turned up to max unless saw is running a very short bar. 

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