R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-10-2004, 03:03 AM   #1
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 110
Default Does NAPA 40wt motor oil same as 40wt losi shock oil?

Can I replace them with 40wt motor oil?
dragoneuh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2004, 04:13 AM   #2
Tech Master
 
FREAKAH's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,389
Default

I wouldn't!

Might do weird things with the shock seals.

Don't skimp here. I know $3+ for a small bottle of shock oil seems like a lot but it's the only thing that works properly.
__________________
Second-Hand Racing
RACE WORLD HAWAII
Losi Type-R |Tamiya F104 PRO | Tamiya F103 | Mugen MTX-4R | AE FT GT2
FREAKAH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2004, 08:16 AM   #3
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: ABQ
Posts: 347
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

Definitely not the same. Motor oil is not silicone based. The viscosity will change with temperature. Not for RC shock use!
Vmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2004, 09:40 AM   #4
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 133
Default

what is the shock oil/diff oil made of?
RC Dumb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2004, 02:08 PM   #5
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Nor*Cal/SF Bay Area
Posts: 270
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to James Y
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by RC Dumb
what is the shock oil/diff oil made of?
silicone
James Y is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2004, 06:21 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
edseb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Laguna Niguel, California
Posts: 2,421
Default

Stick with the silicone stuff. The natural stuff will gunk up and act differently to temperature.
__________________
RC Car Action Editor and Photographer
Carl Hyndman
edseb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: LOSI 8B PRO SHOCK TOWERS AND MORE ! levi m R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 2 03-23-2008 07:37 AM
Losi Shock Set Beeen R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 1 11-20-2007 03:34 PM
Team Losi XXX-T Shock Kit nikko Electric Off-Road 9 06-02-2007 08:38 PM
Losi and Associated Shock Oil Calvin Ng Electric On-Road 14 09-19-2006 05:25 AM
FS: Tamiya TRF shock set & 23T Motor Hebiki R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 10 07-13-2005 01:25 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:34 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net