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#4646251 - 01/25/18 06:36 PM Have you ever used bean oil?
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
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Loc: S California
I recently discovered using bean oil meant for racing engines on a couple of old guns. It worked to smooth out the action like nothing else.

I used bean oil in racing engines in the 60's with excellent results.

Bean Oil, fact or fiction.

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#4646362 - 01/25/18 08:30 PM Re: Have you ever used bean oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
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Loc: Taiwan
Believe that's where the name "Castrol" comes from. Also used as a (racing) 2-stroke oil, but it is pretty cokey.

On a gun, very long term, I'd think there might be a risk of it gumming up the action.

I have used various veg oils as chain lubricants, either alone or mixed with motor oil. Seem nice lubricants but they do get a bit gummy (very if they are allowed to stand for a long while).

Cannola seems best. Castor oil is too expensive so I havn't tried it.

Also anti-rust treatment, and tyre treatment, but I stopped the last since I thought there might be dangerous softening of the rubber.


Edited by Ducked (01/25/18 08:32 PM)

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#4646411 - 01/25/18 09:36 PM Re: Have you ever used bean oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Yep, When I was buying 150,000 litres of their turbine oils, I got (among other things) a set of playing cards with the history of Castrol though the deck.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1e7UO8-FoWJA7IkjrJNhIU7COAx42pVp7ioMydKFmw9Y/edit#gid=0

1906, Wakefield released their first oil, branded Castrol after the Castor Oil that it contained.

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#4646467 - 01/25/18 10:30 PM Re: Have you ever used bean oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Love the smell of bean oil in a 2 stroke laugh
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#4646487 - 01/25/18 10:56 PM Re: Have you ever used bean oil? [Re: BrocLuno]
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Registered: 12/12/02
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Originally Posted By: BrocLuno
Love the smell of bean oil in a 2 stroke laugh


Yep, I buy castor at the drugstore and add it to my outdoor equipment from time to time...

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#4646495 - 01/25/18 11:06 PM Re: Have you ever used bean oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Registered: 05/17/06
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Quote:
Love the smell of bean oil in a 2 stroke laugh


Smells pretty good in four stroke motors as well. It does
seem to settle to bottom of tank over time though.

My 2
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#4646528 - 01/26/18 12:50 AM Re: Have you ever used bean oil? [Re: BrocLuno]
KneeGrinder Offline


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Originally Posted By: BrocLuno
Love the smell of bean oil in a 2 stroke laugh


Bean oil and Alcohol, or methanol, smells.....Like Victory!

Speedway, flat track racers used this combination.
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#4646612 - 01/26/18 05:47 AM Re: Have you ever used bean oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Breathe the fumes long enough and you'll be headed for the toilet.... grin
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#4646718 - 01/26/18 08:31 AM Re: Have you ever used bean oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
Claud Offline


Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 593
Loc: Margate England
In WW1 aircraft used castor oil based lubricant for their engine.
An unexpected consequence was pilots had very loose bowels, never mind the dangers of actually flying in a war zone.

Claud.

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#4647049 - 01/26/18 01:54 PM Re: Have you ever used bean oil? [Re: Ducked]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
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Loc: Iowegia - USA
Originally Posted By: Ducked
...Also used as a (racing) 2-stroke oil, but it is pretty cokey...


...Cannola seems best. Castor oil is too expensive so I havn't tried it.

Also anti-rust treatment, and tyre treatment, but I stopped the last since I thought there might be dangerous softening of the rubber.


Unrefined or virgin castor bean oil is not a good lubricant.

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#4647159 - 01/26/18 03:38 PM Re: Have you ever used bean oil? [Re: BrocLuno]
SR5 Offline


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Originally Posted By: BrocLuno
Love the smell of bean oil in a 2 stroke laugh

It smells of victory !
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#4647239 - 01/26/18 05:09 PM Re: Have you ever used bean oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
tnt31 Offline


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Loc: TN
Remember my father running the 2 stroke castor bean oil in H1 and H2 Kawasakis back in the day.

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#4647624 - 01/27/18 05:40 AM Re: Have you ever used bean oil? [Re: Claud]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
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Loc: Taiwan
Originally Posted By: Claud
In WW1 aircraft used castor oil based lubricant for their engine.
An unexpected consequence was pilots had very loose bowels, never mind the dangers of actually flying in a war zone.

Claud.
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Read somewhere it was used by Mussolini's Fascist thugs, force-fed to political opponents.

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#4647825 - 01/27/18 09:41 AM Re: Have you ever used bean oil? [Re: OneEyeJack]
njohnson Offline


Registered: 05/30/07
Posts: 578
Loc: Indiana
Redline in the description of their 2-cycle oils says the oils have the lubricating properties of castor oils, but are cleaner.

Thought it was interesting. Castor oil can be a very effective lubricant, but, the drawback is that it is dirty. Redline is trying to mimic the lubricating qualities, but be much cleaner at the same time. Best of both worlds, basically.

https://www.redlineoil.com/two-stroke-racing-oil

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#4649717 - 01/29/18 02:56 AM Re: Have you ever used bean oil? [Re: BrocLuno]
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Loved the smell of Klotz 2-stroke that I ran in the late 70's/early 80s in my old Penton 6 Day Trials bike.

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