Oil -Freezing

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Oil -Freezing

Post by Speedster » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:20 am

I'd like to use oil in the truck race at the Mid America but I'm concerned about it being shipped and being in the storage area of an airplane. Should I simply use graphite?



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Re: Oil -Freezing

Post by bracketracer » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:06 am

I would use oil, never had a problem with it freezing in the winter or getting baked out in the summer months. It'll be A-OK fine!



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Re: Oil -Freezing

Post by Speedster » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:11 pm

Thank you.



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Oil -Freezing

Post by whodathunkit » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:10 pm

Krytox Gpl 101
Has an oil viscosity of 7.8.cSt at 40.c
Estimated useful temperature range
Is -70.c to 104.c

-70.c is -94.f
70.c is 158.f
104.c is 219.2.f


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Re: Oil -Freezing

Post by Vitamin K » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:25 pm

Definitely use oil. Be sure and coat your bores and axles with a good choice of oil-repellent treatment!



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