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Old 04-24-2018, 03:46 AM
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Default I NEED air filter oil substitute!!

I searched and cant find a direct answer, what CAN be used as substitute for air filter oil? I dont have any not locally not nationally they just dont get requested enough to be readily available...

What are pros and cons of using the following:

Vegtable oil
WD40 and variables
Atf
Light motor oil, maybe synthetic
Nitro fuel itself

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I searched and cant find a direct answer, what CAN be used as substitute for air filter oil? I dont have any not locally not nationally they just dont get requested enough to be radiky available...

What are pros and cons of using the following:

Vegtable oil
WD40 and variables
Atf
Light motor oil, maybe synthetic
Nitro fuel itself
None of the compounds you listed will work for filter oil. Air filter oil must be sticky and thick. I suggest you find someone who uses a chainsaw. Bar and chain oil is a fantastic substitute for air filter oil (which is basically a thick sticky oil with dye in it).
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copy that
how about the little bottle of oil that comes with my treadmill or I also got a small bottle of oil that came with my rechargeable shaver
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Liter-Mot...IAAOSw2fdamfWn

You'll never need to buy air filter oil again...I have had this going on 8 seasons ans still a ton left...

Nice blue color too...If you want a red color go with this...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/UNI-Foam-Ai...4AAOSwPb9akb7N
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the two things i would have suggested have already been listed, chainsaw cutting oil and motorcycle foam filter oil. even air filter oil from lawn equipment would work if for some reason there is no auto parts store or a place that sells chainsaws and power equipment.
I would call the local yamaha,honda,ktm,husky, polaris, etc dealerships and ask if they carry foam filter oil.
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I searched and cant find a direct answer, what CAN be used as substitute for air filter oil? I dont have any not locally not nationally they just dont get requested enough to be radiky available...

What are pros and cons of using the following:

Vegtable oil
WD40 and variables
Atf
Light motor oil, maybe synthetic
Nitro fuel itself
vegetable oil is next best thing .... castor oil works as well
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Maybe better to find a motorcycle store, there is a higher chance they do have airfilter oils. And maybe there is a motocross track or team nearby, for sure with then you can find some good airfilter oils.
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Go to a motorcycle shop if you want to pay more exuberant prices. It’s all the same stuff - Thick and sticky petroleum oil.
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Hi mate,
I use after-run oil, it's exactly the same !
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After run oil and air filter oil - truth be told - is not the same. But who am I to judge? Use what you got. If your engine burns up in a few gallons and is loaded with crap, you’ll know why and learn a valuable lesson. I for one don’t like to cheap out and use substandard things - like thin low viscosity oil on the air filters - on my beloved engines.
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Originally Posted by SlowLST2 View Post
After run oil and air filter oil - truth be told - is not the same. But who am I to judge? Use what you got. If your engine burns up in a few gallons and is loaded with crap, youíll know why and learn a valuable lesson. I for one donít like to cheap out and use substandard things - like thin low viscosity oil on the air filters - on my beloved engines.
Amen, i dont like to cheap out on ANYTHING, i know everything has its specific use and reason, i would understand that every once in a while u get similar products made for two different categories in life...

But this is the case of somthing not available in my third world country, at all, and a substitute is imperative .... i have used my treadmill oil which seems thick and sticky enough till the "luxury" automotive hopup shop i found will get some auto air filter... even though thats probably not good enough substitute, ill have to look at motorbike service centers as yall mentioned earlier and see if they have foam air filter oil... our motors are more sensitive and our air filters are made of foam, not fiber / fabric whatever automotive filters are made of...
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vegetable oil is next best thing .... castor oil works as well
got castor oil from the pharmacy! Will clean the filters and use that! Thanks!!
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I use no-toil air filter oil. Easy to clean with included cleaner.. Bio-degradable too!
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