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Old 01-28-2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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Questions?? Air Filter Oil Substitute

I ran out of air filter oil and my hobby shop is only open on friday-sunday! IS THERE ANTHING ELSE I COULD USE INSTEAD OF AIR FILTER OIL?
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any thick shock oil will work fine. just something thats sticky
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Ok, thanks!
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I ran out of air filter oil and my hobby shop is only open on friday-sunday! IS THERE ANTHING ELSE I COULD USE INSTEAD OF AIR FILTER OIL?
Go to any motorcycle or motorcycle accessory shop and buy a bottle of Belray or similar dirt bike air filter oil. Same stuff and one bottle will last you a few years in rc.
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Go to a motorcycle shop and ask for no-toil great stuff. If you buy the biodegradable. make sure you buy the cleaner... the cleaner is the only thing that will remove the oil from your filter. After 3 yrs still have a 1/2 bottle left
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:13 PM   #6
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Go to a motorcycle shop and ask for no-toil great stuff. If you buy the biodegradable. make sure you buy the cleaner... the cleaner is the only thing that will remove the oil from your filter. After 3 yrs still have a 1/2 bottle left
I would personally stay away from the no-toil stuff. As was said in the previous post only the no-toil special cleaner will remove it and it is an INCREDIBLE pain in the [email protected]@ to deal with. Best off with belray or maxima oil. Trust me on this one!!
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I would personally stay away from the no-toil stuff. As was said in the previous post only the no-toil special cleaner will remove it and it is an INCREDIBLE pain in the [email protected]@ to deal with. Best off with belray or maxima oil. Trust me on this one!!
Whats the best way to clean the filter using Belray oil?



Is the spray on type of motorcycle filter oil any good to use?
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Whats the best way to clean the filter using Belray oil?



Is the spray on type of motorcycle filter oil any good to use?
I use twin air air filter cleaner, works great and is water soluable so you can rinse in the sink afterward. Then let em dry completely.

The spray kind is ok, I would recommend the PJ1 FOAM filter oil in the spray. It is a little thinner and less sticky than the belray but still works good.

Just stay away from the no toil. I have never cursed a oil product as much as I have that stuff!! The biggest problem for me as a mechanic is you dont know the customer has no-toil oil on their filter until you try to use conventional filter cleaner on it, but then it is too late and the stuff becomes a nasty sticky foam that wont go away with any cleaners except the no-toil cleaner! Yuk!
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MMO works great in a pinch as does some castor oil.

Put a cup of fuel in a spray can lid and let the methanol and nitro evaporate overnight. You are left with some great thick sticky oil in the cap.

They both clean easily with WD-40 or fuel.
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I use twin air air filter cleaner, works great and is water soluable so you can rinse in the sink afterward. Then let em dry completely.

The spray kind is ok, I would recommend the PJ1 FOAM filter oil in the spray. It is a little thinner and less sticky than the belray but still works good.

Just stay away from the no toil. I have never cursed a oil product as much as I have that stuff!! The biggest problem for me as a mechanic is you dont know the customer has no-toil oil on their filter until you try to use conventional filter cleaner on it, but then it is too late and the stuff becomes a nasty sticky foam that wont go away with any cleaners except the no-toil cleaner! Yuk!

I have no problems with no-toil. It seems to revitalize older filters. It brings older filters back to life. as long as you have the cleaner. But too each his own.
Like I said been using this stuff for 3 yrs with no problems.

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I would personally stay away from the no-toil stuff. As was said in the previous post only the no-toil special cleaner will remove it and it is an INCREDIBLE pain in the [email protected]@ to deal with. Best off with belray or maxima oil. Trust me on this one!!
........BelRay and Maxima are both good stuff.......been using them for years in all my bikes......find your motorcycle dealer and get a bottle............won't cost you much more than the little bottles that the r/c manufacturers rip you off with.......
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