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Re: Gear oil

Post by erle bartlett » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:32 pm

Adrian Dale wrote:This is what I use now.
AJ
Googled it. At $385 for a 20 litre drum it's worth more than my whole collection of Seagulls. Does it come in 2 litre bottles too? Couldn't see them. I'll have to find a Shell dealer.

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Re: Gear oil

Post by THCL500J8 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:11 am

You did better than me my best price was for a 44 gallon drum of the stuff.
That was frightening. 20ltr is the smallest i can find on the net.
and thats about $20 a ltr. we ned to find a ship yard that will fill our own bottles for a resonable price.
Any ideas ?
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Re: Gear oil

Post by chris » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:06 am

where is the oil that john sells sourced from

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Re: Gear oil

Post by Stelios_Rjk » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:41 am

I suppose 90 or 140 is not available in your are?
Mixing 90 with cheap yellow grease and some experimenting to see if it will continue acting as a unified mixture with water?
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Re: Gear oil

Post by chris » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:25 am

140 is available as penrite transoil 140 but have found out it is not suitable

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Re: Gear oil

Post by Charles uk » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:39 pm

Most Industrial lube companies stock SAE140, 220, & some 320 & 460.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Gear oil

Post by JERSEYMAN » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:48 pm

These are the gear oils I use and pretty cheap too, I only pay £19 for 5 litres from my local suppliers. They also do an SAE460 but that comes only in 20 litre cans.
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Re: Gear oil

Post by Charles uk » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:16 pm

Not automotive stuff, rock crushers, car bailers, timber shredders,shipping channel dredgers & don't tell them you only want 1 liter, just ask fro a sample to see if it will suit your application, I was given 2 litres of SAE460 & that was perfect for Marston boxes!

It stayed in there & flows!
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Re: Gear oil

Post by JERSEYMAN » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:16 am

These guys also do SAE460 and SAE680!! Thick stuff....only in bulk though.
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Re: Gear oil

Post by Charles uk » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:03 am

Sorry Rene I didn't read your post all the way through.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Gear oil

Post by Gannet » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:08 pm

This very useful information about extremely viscous oils will certainly help with the problem of leaky old gearboxes. I have got a few examples of those!
However, it had me wondering - although dreaming might be more accurate – about what the oil grade would be if there was no leakage problem.
Assuming:-
1. Good bearings and gears.
2. Zero leakage in and out.
3. A stable oil temperature the same as the sea temperature at say, 10°C.

Under these conditions are there advantages in using a low viscosity grade such as SAE70?

Jeremy

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Re: Gear oil

Post by notav8 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:01 am

Hi,
I think I will stick to 90 oil, as I haven't had much of an issue , with oil loss. I don't use my motors that much, but after a few hours use over 3 or 4 days, the oil is thick and well emulsified. Usually after a few days at home, I will drain it out, and refill with clean oil. I have yet to see any water separation, even after letting it sit for several weeks.

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Re: Gear oil

Post by erle bartlett » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:13 am

notav8 wrote:Hi,
I think I will stick to 90 oil, as I haven't had much of an issue , with oil loss. I don't use my motors that much, but after a few hours use over 3 or 4 days, the oil is thick and well emulsified. Usually after a few days at home, I will drain it out, and refill with clean oil. I have yet to see any water separation, even after letting it sit for several weeks.
What brand of the 90 oil do you use?

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Re: Gear oil

Post by notav8 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:07 am

Sorry for the late reply. :oops: It has been a while, and I have thrown out my old oil containers. I usually just get Shell or Castrol 90 gear oil. What ever is on sale at the time. A 4 litre pack lasts me a fair while.
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