Can transmission fluid be use for chainsaw bar oil?
Canola oil is another good substitute when you don’t have access to vegetable oil. It’s able to handle high heat and protect your chainsaw bar and chain from damaging friction. That is only if you keep it well lubricated while cutting. Canola oil is also better at handling lower outdoor temperatures than vegetable oil.
What happens if you run a chainsaw without bar oil?
It’s perfectly fine to use gear oil for lubing motorcycle’s chain, I’m myself using it for years. Use 90 grade gear oil if you lube every 500–700km while the thicker 140 grade oil lasts for 800–1000 km. Also, there’s no need to clean the chain every 500km. Clean the chain when it’s visibly dirty & mucky.
Can I use gear oil as chain lube?
Rapeseed-based (usually called canola) oil is currently the most common environmentally compatible chain-and-bar lubricant. Vegetable-based oils are triglycerides or natural esters that come from agricultural crops.
Gear lube is about the same as SAE 40 engine oil (they are rated on different scales), so that would make standard bar oil and gear lube pretty close.
What is bar oil equivalent to?
On occasion I’ve used tranny fluid to clean out old oil residue in old chainsaws . It works well . In addition to that tranny fluid seems to pump better on some saws with whimpy oilers in cold weather .