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Tried supermarket rapeseed oil when logging firewood and thought bar and chain were hotter. Thought as long as bar was buried in timber, oil fling was reduced.

 

However, some colleagues been using both virgin SVO and used WVO in their saws with no probs which is logical given veg oil high lubricity, flash point etc.

 

But low SVO/WVO viscocity = far higher lube loss. Rape has the highest VI followed by corn followed by sunflower...

 

WVO is free and SVO much cheaper than Oregon et al at £45 for 25 litres (£1.80/litre).

 

Gonna try it and monitor keenly...

 

Found this as a start in trying to find more info:

 

http://www.seatons-uk.co.uk/home.aspx?d=content&s=62&r=109&p=1267

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clarks have a bio @ good money @ the mo ,have a look on ther site :thumbup1:

 

Yeah but is it cheaper than asdas cooking oil?

 

That link suggests veg oil could be used as 2-stroke oil... Now I know castor is well tried; think Dean has played with it until plug fouling... Smell reduction would be :thumbup:

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Yeah but is it cheaper than asdas cooking oil?

 

That link suggests veg oil could be used as 2-stroke oil... Now I know castor is well tried; think Dean has played with it until plug fouling... Smell reduction would be :thumbup:

 

what about mixing 25 ltr of each ???

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I have tried a few different types and found corn oil to be slightly thicker than cheap veg oil.

Seems to work well on shorter bars eg, 12" on 200t and 16" on 260.... the 660 and 36" bar didn't like it!

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