Recent Topics
.05 Cent haynes manual
by Jman26063. 03/26/19 09:02 PM
Pennzoil Canada Rebate
by Snagglefoot. 03/26/19 09:01 PM
Burned out blinker
by Chris142. 03/26/19 09:00 PM
Best Moly add for timing chain health?
by RichR. 03/26/19 08:53 PM
Kenmore dishwasher quit.
by Trotter. 03/26/19 08:49 PM
Urethane with integrated clear coat cure time?
by FixItDad28. 03/26/19 08:39 PM
Chevron rykon premium mv alternative?
by Framer. 03/26/19 08:12 PM
Got a bunch of new old stock oil and filters...
by dogememe. 03/26/19 07:04 PM
Right turn signal blinking super fast
by das_peikko. 03/26/19 06:55 PM
Another fun car to work on.
by Chris142. 03/26/19 06:48 PM
Equivalent LED T8/T12 tubes?
by y_p_w. 03/26/19 06:37 PM
Do you use chemicals on your lawn?
by ZZman. 03/26/19 05:21 PM
Baked Cabbage Steaks
by StevieC. 03/26/19 02:57 PM
Best Store Bought BBQ Sauce?
by Redright9. 03/26/19 02:26 PM
Hankook tire rebate
by FordBroncoVWJeta. 03/26/19 01:14 PM
Dave Graham repair manual?
by HangFire. 03/26/19 01:02 PM
Newest Members
Framer, Joe_Gibbs, PerryPerrister, brak132, mike001100
67635 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
117 registered members (2002 Maxima SE, 4WD, 2004tdigls, 01rangerxl, 15 invisible), 2,041 guests, and 100 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics286,474
Posts4,909,116
Members67,635
Most Online2,967
Mar 10th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Hop To
Other Uses For Gear Oil #4727135
04/14/18 08:55 PM
04/14/18 08:55 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 190
New Mexico USA
CCI Offline OP
CCI  Offline OP

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 190
New Mexico USA
While cleaning up the shop I found an awful lot of partial containers of gear oil. Many containers of everything imaginable that would go into a differential or into the hubs of heavy trucks, all told, there are probably gallons.

It isn't going to be used in anything I own anymore.

Is there any other good use for this stuff?

Re: Other Uses For Gear Oil [Re: CCI] #4727151
04/14/18 09:22 PM
04/14/18 09:22 PM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,202
Campbellsville, KY
Alex_V Offline
Alex_V  Offline

Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,202
Campbellsville, KY
I've been lubing my motorcycle chain with it and it requires adjustment much less often than when I used Amsoil's spray-on Metal Protector.


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

'85 GMC C3500, 454, 132K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 173K (totaled 2018, in rehab)
'85 Mercedes 300TD, OM617 turbo, 217K (wife's)
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: Other Uses For Gear Oil [Re: CCI] #4727190
04/14/18 09:50 PM
04/14/18 09:50 PM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 2,427
MURICA
maverickfhs Offline
maverickfhs  Offline

Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 2,427
MURICA
Subscribing...

Since we are on the same subject, I have some Mercedes differential oil, opened quart.

Can that be used for lubing motorcycle chain?


2006 Civic EX 205K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 187K/AT
2007 Accord VP 151K/AT
Re: Other Uses For Gear Oil [Re: Alex_V] #4727205
04/14/18 10:01 PM
04/14/18 10:01 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 190
New Mexico USA
CCI Offline OP
CCI  Offline OP

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 190
New Mexico USA
I think I will give that at try. No reason to think gear oil would bother the o-rings in a chain, is there?

A side note, back when Knuckleheads and Panheads roamed the earth, the instruction from HD was to hook an old chain onto the chain in use, pull it through, put the chain to be lubed in a metal pan with grease in it, and heat the pan until the grease flowed, thereby getting lubricant into the pins and bushings. Let cool, wipe down, pull it back through with the old chain, and you're good to go.

I do miss the sound and smell of the Pans, but I don't miss some of the old ways of doing things.

Re: Other Uses For Gear Oil [Re: CCI] #4727220
04/14/18 10:23 PM
04/14/18 10:23 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 511
North of you Idaho
KneeGrinder Offline
KneeGrinder  Offline

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 511
North of you Idaho
Life time supply of gun oil.

Or, find someone with an older diesel, ford 7.3, dodge 12/24 valve and mix it with diesel and pour it in the fuel tank.


08 Tribeca 86k PUP 5w30 wix
06 Accord Hybrid 134k PPHM 0w20 wix
02 Chevy k3500 99k Delvac 1 esp 5w40 wix
00 F350 136k Delvac 1300 15w40 wix
Re: Other Uses For Gear Oil [Re: CCI] #4727224
04/14/18 10:24 PM
04/14/18 10:24 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,485
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline
Reddy45  Offline

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,485
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Great thread CCI. I am in the same predicament.

The motorcycle lube application makes sense!

Re: Other Uses For Gear Oil [Re: CCI] #4727247
04/14/18 10:58 PM
04/14/18 10:58 PM
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,207
US-WA
Dyusik Offline
Dyusik  Offline

Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,207
US-WA
I too use it for the chain, but as a cleaning fluid. The stuff I use for lube is super tacky and is a pain to get off.


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30, XG8
07 IS250 106K STP syn HM 10w30, FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40, XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 21K VR1 20w50, NG1515
14 RX450h 40k Idemitsu 0w20, 57047
Re: Other Uses For Gear Oil [Re: CCI] #4727254
04/14/18 11:12 PM
04/14/18 11:12 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 4,825
Taiwan
Ducked Offline
Ducked  Offline

Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 4,825
Taiwan
Ditto chain, on bicycles as well as motorcycles, sometimes with a bit of veg oil (adds tackiness over time)

Also rust inhibitor. (Some doubt about the EP additives and moisture generating acids but I don't worry about it much)

Also dribble it into bicycle wheel bearings. These are usually greased, but on the junk pile bikes I use this has often dried out and I can't often be bothered to take them apart.

Re: Other Uses For Gear Oil [Re: CCI] #4727324
04/15/18 04:23 AM
04/15/18 04:23 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 593
Modesto,CA
mehullica Offline
mehullica  Offline

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 593
Modesto,CA
Great for drilling & cutting oil.

Re: Other Uses For Gear Oil [Re: KneeGrinder] #4727377
04/15/18 06:44 AM
04/15/18 06:44 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 34,096
ME
eljefino Offline
eljefino  Offline

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 34,096
ME
Originally Posted By: KneeGrinder
Life time supply of gun oil.

Or, find someone with an older diesel, ford 7.3, dodge 12/24 valve and mix it with diesel and pour it in the fuel tank.


Great way to get that sulfur smell back we've been missing!

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™