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Old 12-12-2002, 05:51 AM   #1
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would 3 in one oil or plain motor oil be ok for lubing the engine before storage?
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would 3 in one oil or plain motor oil be ok for lubing the engine before storage?
yes, any metal protection fuild will do but keep your engine away from WD40
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would 3 in one oil or plain motor oil be ok for lubing the engine before storage?
some people including I use mobil 1 0w-30 and WD40 mixed 50/50 with a bit of z-max added to help break up any carbon deposits

Yes Z-max works at home like it does on Tv
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I wouldn't just use regular (Automobile) Motor oil. It may gum up the inside of the engine over time. Marvel Mystery Oil is the same thing as the Prather after run oil. I've been using it for 3-1/2 years now and my motors are always spotless inside. Marvel won't gum the inside of your engine up either. Found this out when using Air Tools.
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A little bit of Microlon each time won't hurt, either.
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A little bit of Microlon each time won't hurt, either.
microlon is not for afterrun. it is way too expensive for this purpose !!

but i use microlon to mix with fuel foradditional lube.
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by the way, WD40 is corrosive to metal. I have no idea what is the effect of mixing WD40 with engine oil.
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by the way, WD40 is corrosive to metal. I have no idea what is the effect of mixing WD40 with engine oil.
Any volunteer to find this out for Manticore? he he, I'll have to opt out.
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If YOU can think of it, then so has somebody else. If Home brew after-run oil was the way to go then we would ALL know about it.
Stick with the Marvel Mystery oil of any of the Hobby brands of after run oils. Most other types of Automotive oils will gum up the insides of your engines. ALSO don't add Marvel to the Fuel. It will make your engine run MUCH hotter. (tried it long ago)
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I just use ATF,(Automatic Tranny Fluid), sometimes I add alittle Marvel oil to it, if I have it. I think the boat guys has used ATF for years with super results.
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by the way, WD40 is corrosive to metal. I have no idea what is the effect of mixing WD40 with engine oil.

Yes, I was saying the same thing to. I use WD40 on the door to stop sqeaking, and notice some rust on it. WD40 also smell bad and atracts a lot of dirt/dust. On the safe side, stick to marvel or Prather after run oil.
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I just use ATF,(Automatic Tranny Fluid), sometimes I add alittle Marvel oil to it, if I have it. I think the boat guys has used ATF for years with super results.
right, ihave been using ATF from AC Delco. great results.
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WD40 will also eat the comopound that JP and others use for their crank port ramp. Seen it happen before.

I use the novarossi "Special oil"
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Companys use compounds inside RC engines, to build up runners for cranks, timing and stuff? I have worked with nitro and alky for years and I am a engine rebuilder by trade. I have never seen anything, compound wise that will hold up to alky, or nitro. I have never seen any compounds used in Rody RB mods or Richey power. It will sooner or later break down or come apart. WD 40 seems like it draws moisture or something, if you use WD 40 in rc engines the crankshaft will rust up over night.

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