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Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea #4607406
12/18/17 04:28 PM
12/18/17 04:28 PM
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skyactiv Offline OP
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A few months ago, I trashed picked a running Craftsman self propelled lawn mower.
It needs a new transmission, front wheels and the rear wheels also have a lot of slop in them.
It has a Briggs & Stratton Quantum 6.75 HP that starts and runs great. If I put it out with the trash, a metal picker will
take it so I might as well have some fun with it first.

Give me some ideas what I should use.
Brake fluid, Wesson, Head & Shoulders???
I wanna make a Youtube video of it.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea [Re: skyactiv] #4607411
12/18/17 04:36 PM
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My Brother had an old car he wanted to junk.
He drained the oil and started it and let it run at high RPM.
It ran for several minutes, then stalled.
Did this several times before it would not start anymore.

I'd drain the oil and fill with .... water.
Maybe it'll steam for awhile.


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Re: Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea [Re: skyactiv] #4607415
12/18/17 04:38 PM
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Kansan,1911 45ACP fan
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Organic Olive Oil import from Spain!


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Re: Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea [Re: skyactiv] #4607416
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What about using an ATF?


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Re: Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea [Re: skyactiv] #4607418
12/18/17 04:40 PM
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Ceciltucky Maryland
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Canola oil? Then tear it down if it locks up and take photos?

Re: Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea [Re: skyactiv] #4607419
12/18/17 04:42 PM
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or... wacky notion, pull the engine working engine, put the deck out for the pickers/scrappers.
you could sell the engine on craigers for a few bucks, or just hold on to it for a while, b/c you might just be able to "trash pick" a mower with a good deck/etc, and a bad engine....

but hey, what do i know....

Last edited by earlyre; 12/18/17 04:42 PM.

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Re: Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea [Re: skyactiv] #4607423
12/18/17 04:46 PM
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your used VW approved oil?
with 2 drops of mint+pine
and one small marshmallow

would that make it VW2 winter vintage edition?


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Re: Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea [Re: earlyre] #4607444
12/18/17 05:07 PM
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skyactiv Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: earlyre
or... wacky notion, pull the engine working engine, put the deck out for the pickers/scrappers.
you could sell the engine on craigers for a few bucks, or just hold on to it for a while, b/c you might just be able to "trash pick" a mower with a good deck/etc, and a bad engine....

but hey, what do i know....


I have acreage to mow at my new house and am not selling it on craigslist so someone can come leak oil on my new driveway.


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Re: Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea [Re: skyactiv] #4607493
12/18/17 06:16 PM
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Kansan,1911 45ACP fan
Marvel Mystery Oil


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Re: Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea [Re: skyactiv] #4607523
12/18/17 06:54 PM
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Michigan
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Peanut oil, because it wont burn off at high temps


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Re: Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea [Re: skyactiv] #4607533
12/18/17 07:02 PM
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skyactiv Offline OP
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Peanut oil it is!


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Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea [Re: skyactiv] #4607534
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Lubromoly mos2 undiluted, right from the bottle. Or paraffinic lamp oil.

Last edited by spasm3; 12/18/17 07:12 PM.

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Re: Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea [Re: maverickfhs] #4607535
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Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
What about using an ATF?


I second that!


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Re: Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea [Re: skyactiv] #4607544
12/18/17 07:18 PM
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I suggest safflower oil. It's about the thinnest commonly available veggie oil. I think only walnut oil is thinner.


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Re: Lawn mower oil substitute experiment idea [Re: otis24] #4607568
12/18/17 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: otis24
Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
What about using an ATF?


I second that!

Another ATF supporter here.


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