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Offline barry.t100sr

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Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
« on: November 27, 2020, 10:17:29 AM »
 
Advice required please;
Which is the best chain oil for Auto-oilers in the UK winter, i.e. when temperature is below about 5C ?
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Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2020, 11:31:19 AM »
That would depend as much on the oiler as anything else.

Scottoilers can adjust the drip rate so when colder you just open it more.
Loobman while not fully automatic - press the button longer.
Forget the name of the bouncing weight one. That's fully automatic so something runny.
Any of the electronically pumped units, such as Pro-oiler - Oil consistency doesn't matter as they are pumped.

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Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2020, 05:20:24 PM »

I've got a cobrra nemo oiler and find 80w90 gear oil perfect for all season use.

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Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2020, 07:52:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by Johnjo [+]
I've got a cobrra nemo oiler and find 80w90 gear oil perfect for all season use.

How did I forget the covers. Another pumped unit. The best of all the units I've used.
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Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2020, 08:47:58 PM »
I use the Cobrra, you can use what ever oil you find best and you oil it as much or as little as you want.
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Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2020, 09:12:43 PM »
Scottoiler with chainsaw oil does mine superbly.

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Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2020, 11:21:48 AM »
Hi Scottoiler make 2 different oils for hot and cold weather - I think the cold weather one is red and the cold one is blue but you can check on the bottle
I tend to use the blue stuff all year round but dont go out that much in v cold weather - yes I do adjust the flow rate for summer/winter - should be approx 1 drop per minute on idle

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Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2020, 11:32:54 AM »
Oops meant to say warm weather oil is blue (please check though)

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Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2020, 11:35:42 AM »
Sorry folks got this wrong - just checked and red oil is for 20-40 degC and blue is for 0-30 degC

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Re: Automatic Chain Oilers; Best oil for UK winter;
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2020, 05:38:13 PM »
If the oiler is located fairly close to the engine it may not matter so much as it will warm up as you ride.

 


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