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Steam Engine Oil Blend Recipe
« on: June 27, 2024, 12:19:46 am »
I saw a post awhile back about someone asking what's a good oil to use for their steam engines, I can't remember who to thank for this blend recipe that was posted up some years ago....but since making it up its all I use and its brilliant -

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Re: Steam Engine Oil Blend Recipe
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2024, 01:15:32 pm »
I saw a post awhile back about someone asking what's a good oil to use for their steam engines, I can't remember who to thank for this blend recipe that was posted up some years ago....but since making it up its all I use and its brilliant -

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Interesting…. Well I always say oil is oil, except for when water is present, or heat tolerances… but in a “pinch” you could certainly get away with using straight vegetable or canola oil on parts that don’t touch steam or water!
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