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Used Hydraulic Fluid as Chainsaw Bar oil

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tbear640
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2021-09-16          200525


I have used for many years Used hydraulic fluid in my chain saw oiler, I mix STP oil treatment with a gallon of oil then use. Chain saw uses a little more oil but it is economical to make and use. ....

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Murf
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2021-09-20          200529


Sounds like a reasonable use for waste oil, we use a shop heater that burns used oil.

I guess Yoopers use more chainsaw bar oil than the rest of use do. LOL


Best of luck. ....

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2021-09-22          200694


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Originally Posted by tbear640 | view 200525
I have used for many years Used hydraulic fluid in my chain saw oiler, I mix STP oil treatment with a gallon of oil then use. Chain saw uses a little more oil but it is economical to make and use. ....


Pretty clever idea, I guess you just have to watch the chain oil level more often?

With regular chain oil it seems to last for a full tank of fuel, so I just refill both at the saem time.

When I change Hydro fluid it is so clean it seams a waste to discard it. ....

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tbear640
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2021-10-03          200720


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Originally Posted by Argonaut | view 200694
Pretty clever idea, I guess you just have to watch the chain oil level more often?With regular chain oil it seems to last for a full tank of fuel, so ...

That’s why you add the stock oil treatment because that stuff helps raise the viscosity. Stop is thick and sticky. ....

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tbear640
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Posts: 19 Rhodes Michigan
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2021-10-03          200721


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Originally Posted by Argonaut | view 200694
Pretty clever idea, I guess you just have to watch the chain oil level more often?With regular chain oil it seems to last for a full tank of fuel, so ...

That’s why you add the stock oil treatment because that stuff helps raise the viscosity. Stop is thick and sticky. ....

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tbear640
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Posts: 19 Rhodes Michigan
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2021-10-03          200722


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Originally Posted by tbear640 | view 200720
That’s why you add the stock oil treatment because that stuff helps raise the viscosity. Stop is thick and sticky. ...

Spellcheck has dissed me as stock should be STP ....

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tbear640
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2021-10-07          200735


While I do not exclusively burn wood to heat my house anymore I did use only wood for over eighteen years. Besides that I am a Troll and not a youper ....

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