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Old 03-27-2007, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default 10w30 oil on air filter?

I read once you clean your air filter and it dries you should put some 30w/40w oil on it. Can I use 10w30 Car oil on it? Reason I ask is I keep some in my car and it would be much cheaper then buying a little 1 or 2 oz bottle.

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Old 03-27-2007, 10:30 AM   #2
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go to a motorcycle shop and get some air filter oil, bel-ray, its the same thing that associated sells, 1 liter is 8 bucks and lasts forever.
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I agree on the thought of MX bike filter oil...this is what most racers have been using. However, I have had very good results with Mobil 1 Pure Synthetic 5-20 motor oil.
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Funny thing is Bel Ray used to be in the rc industry as their own company. Back before you could break stock motors down they had a motor wash that everyone used. Also had bearing oil.
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TRUE. I was sponsored by them in 92-93. They had all kinds of stuff, and it was good quality. Bearing oil, diff. grease, you name it. I still have a bunch of stickers in my stuff.
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well only reason I ask is I always have 10w30 sitting in the car and is bought anyway. So it probably won't hurt the engine since so little is needed?
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i use rock oil from TKO. it is great!! washes out with just water and is synthetic. www.tkocompetiondev.com
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well only reason I ask is I always have 10w30 sitting in the car and is bought anyway. So it probably won't hurt the engine since so little is needed?
i wouldnt use it cause its so thick and it will attrack alot of dirt easy your just better off use the right oil so you can get the full performance out of your engine
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You are better off to use the right oil so you don't suck dirt!
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I've used motor oil on the air filter of my lawn mower before and it worked fine. However I wouldn't use it on my RC car. Priorities
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I use No-Toil, bought from most motorcycle stores.I like it because it comes with it's own cleaner(powdered soap).It is bio-degradable,so i can just throw the filters in my utility sink with a little of the soap and wash them up.Stuff is a thing of beauty.
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go to your local motor cycle shop and buy foam filter oil there. its about the same cost for a 20 to 24 oz. bottle as the little ones from your race track. also motor oil is way thick for this. i pay 6.95 for a bottle of uni foam filter oil and its 24 oz.
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IMO it is not so much that the oil is too thick as it is too runny. That motor oil can absorb dirt & dust and carry it down the filter neck and into the engine. Heck I have even seen that with some junk filter oils!! Don't skimp on filter oil............
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IMO it is not so much that the oil is too thick as it is too runny. That motor oil can absorb dirt & dust and carry it down the filter neck and into the engine. Heck I have even seen that with some junk filter oils!! Don't skimp on filter oil............
well then do what you want you ask for help and we gave it to you if you wanna use motor oil .......go ahead it wont hurt YOU at all but youll find out what we mean unless you dont know the full performance of your engine you wont notice a thing
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