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Bar oil as fogging oil #5270216 11/17/19 06:47 PM
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My chainsaw calls for about 1 tsp of oil poured into the plug hole when storing for extended periods of time, to lubricate the cylinder walls and rings. I have a giant container of bar oil and was wondering if using bar oil for this purpose would be wise? Per the MSDS the bar oil is 95% 30W oil with 5% tackifier added. I figure the tackifier will help maintain the oil in place on the cylinder walls in storage, like a fogging oil. The oil and tackifier would then burn up when the saw is started.

If the tackifier is harmless to the engine, I may but a bit in a squirt bottle and do the same with my other outdoor equipment engines (4 stroke) for storage. I wouldn't feed it into the carburetor as I expect the tackifier may attract dirt. Any thoughts or drawbacks to this?


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Re: Bar oil as fogging oil [Re: WA1DH] #5270221 11/17/19 06:52 PM
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I wouldn't do that.

Tackifier forms a gummy residue upon combustion.

Remove the spark plug and add an ounce of XW30 motor oil as it has rust preventatives and metal inhibitors. Pull the rope slowly a couple of time to coat the cylinder walls.


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Re: Bar oil as fogging oil [Re: WA1DH] #5270242 11/17/19 07:18 PM
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You could use marine fogging oil … stored properly an aerosol can would last for years

Re: Bar oil as fogging oil [Re: 4WD] #5270250 11/17/19 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 4WD
You could use marine fogging oil … stored properly an aerosol can would last for years


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Re: Bar oil as fogging oil [Re: WA1DH] #5270405 11/18/19 12:06 AM
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Add a can of marine fogging oil to your next online purchase. Starbrite, CRC, Stabil, Quicksilver, Mercury- any brand in an aerosol can with the red tube will work fine. I would not use bar oil !! But some engine oil would also work ok.
Fogging oil is a bit thinner, specifically designed for corrosion protection, and made to burn off. Besides my boat I also use it for lawn mowers, boat generator, home generator, chainsaw, pretty much anything with an engine.

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You are all funny....and now he will have to visit local store and buy that "fogging oil"....if they will have it...

But but but I am sure that he has plenty of 2stroke oil laying around in his garage smile


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Re: Bar oil as fogging oil [Re: WA1DH] #5270572 11/18/19 08:00 AM
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Fogging oil in a spray can isn't a really exotic product -- looks like Walmart usually has it.

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My 2 stroke oil has fuel stabilizers.

What i usually do is before i store them, add a couple of ounces of oil to the tank, shake vigorously..run the machine and see the heavy smoke then dump the fuel..start it again..run it out of gas then store it.

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I probably need to do that to my Stihl this week … my wood pile is just 12’ from a GFCI plug, and really enjoying my new electric chainsaw

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The best fogging oil is a gas (ethanol free) & 2-stroke oil mix of 10:1
Use for any engine (2 stroke or 4 cycle, no matter)

Run the engine with a small amount of this fuel, until the carb runs dry. Put it away for the winter. Done.
You can use "canned fuel" (like True Fuel) with a lot of extra oil added, and then you don't even need to drain the carb at all.


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Re: Bar oil as fogging oil [Re: WA1DH] #5271702 11/19/19 10:37 AM
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I tried an experiment and heated a small amount of bar oil in a steel can until it ignited. When the fire burned out I was left with a small amount of black oily substance that won’t ignite. This must be what the tackifier breaks down into. I don’t want that in my exhaust.

I will run the rich 2 stroke mix as was suggested. Thanks for all the input.


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