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What was Shell "Carnea" oil for? #528571 06/26/04 10:44 PM
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Hi,
I've been watching this forum for a while now and found it to be full of useful info and interesting discussions. The combined knowledge is amazing. Perhaps someone can answer a question that I haven't been able to.

In the early '80s I acquired a partial drum of Shell "Carnea" oil. I don't have any other info off the drum. I believe that it was probably used for heavy logging equipment of some sort. It is of high viscosity, 140 or better, yet does not look/smell like a hypoid gear oil. It is very light in color, nearly clear.

I am curious to find out what this oil was used for - to finally know, and to put it to it's best use. I have used a little only as chain saw bar lube so far, but that seems like it might be a waste.

Thanks,
Mike

Re: What was Shell "Carnea" oil for? #528572 06/30/04 03:55 AM
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Shell CARNEA® E Oils
ISO Grades 10, 15, 22, 32, 46, 68, 100, 150, and 220 (Available East of the Rockies)
Shell CARNEA E Oils are highly refined medium viscosity index (MVI) mineral oils with low natural pour points. They are economical oils for non-critical light and medium duty applications similar to those of VITREA® Oils. CARNEA E Oils are suitable for general purpose lubrication of bearings and lightly loaded gears -- particularly those with "once through" oiling systems, or where residence time is not long due to leakage loss.

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Shell CARNEA® W Oils
ISO Grades 10, 15, 22, 32, 46, 68, 100, 150, and 220 (Available West of the Rockies)
Shell CARNEA W Oils are highly refined medium viscosity index (MVI) mineral oils with low natural pour points. They are recommended where service temperatures are moderate and where long service life is not required. CARNEA W Oils are suitable for general purpose lubrication of bearings and lightly loaded gears -- particularly those with "once through" oiling systems, or where residence time is not long due to leakage loss.

Re: What was Shell "Carnea" oil for? #528573 07/07/04 09:58 AM
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Thank you, R1150R. I don't know why I wasn't able to find the info before. I Googled it again after I saw your reply, and there it was. Maybe Google saw my searches from last week and did their own, I don't know. Anyway I feel like I just might be an idiot!

It looks like the best use of that oil, based on the info, might just be chain saw bar lubricant, as it looks like it is just plain mineral oil. I guess that explains why it barely has any odor.

Thanks again.
Mike

Re: What was Shell "Carnea" oil for? #528574 03/24/05 01:25 AM
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Also works well for Light duty hydraulics such as lifts, hoists and dump truck mechanisms.

Re: What was Shell "Carnea" oil for? #528575 03/24/05 02:43 AM
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Carnea, Vitrea... Rotella...

You gotta give it to Shell. They can sure name 'em [Big Grin] !

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quote:
Originally posted by fuel tanker man:
Carnea, Vitrea... Rotella...

You gotta give it to Shell. They can sure name 'em [Big Grin] !

mobil is just as bad, vactra, velocite...

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Apparently they name them after shells.

I'd be screwed...bivalve and spiral.

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[LOL!]

Re: What was Shell "Carnea" oil for? #528579 08/11/05 08:11 PM
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Carneas - "Circus folk you know....small hands...smell of cabbage."

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quote:
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Carneas - "Circus folk you know....small hands...smell of cabbage."

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Re: What was Shell "Carnea" oil for? #528581 08/12/05 01:55 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by fuel tanker man:
Carnea, Vitrea... Rotella...

You gotta give it to Shell. They can sure name 'em [Big Grin] !

Of course, you will probably never see Shell "Conch" products; I believe the correct pronunciation would be "CONK"!

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Oil for use in carnecerias?

Re: What was Shell "Carnea" oil for? #528583 08/26/05 02:41 AM
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I'm surprised no one has figured out the real use for Shell Carnea oil- it's eyeball oil to eliminate Cadillacs on your carneas!

Re: What was Shell "Carnea" oil for? [Re: Crashbox] #5004781 02/08/19 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Crashbox
I'm surprised no one has figured out the real use for Shell Carnea oil- it's eyeball oil to eliminate Cadillacs on your carneas!

Oil humor is the worst.... Cheers1


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