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Old 11-08-2015, 08:51 AM
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Hi guys,

I own several JetsMunt turbines and run them all with Mobil DTE light only, no additional 2-stroke oil.

just wanted to ask what other oil you guys are using and where you buy it (in the UK)

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Mobil DTE Light mixed at 5%

Four turbines no issues.
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+1

Five turbines (3 Jets Munt) with no issues.
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yes 5% dte all turbines Jets Munt, Kingtech and Jetcat (deceased, not through oil)
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5 years using TWC-3 oil and diesel on all my engines.

Can buy it everywhere!
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New turbine owner, I went to order Mobil DTE Light and found out there are more than 1. Specifically which one are you using? If I were to look at the label, what would it say.

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Mine says Mobil DTE light ISO VG 32. Brown 20l canister. Running on my second can now... Mixed with JASO -FD as Jets Munt recomends. Has worked very well.

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Two turbines and so far I will only ever use Kingtech. $90 for 2 gallons shipped and gets here in 3 days max from Pacific RC Jets

https://www.pacificrcjet.com/collect...-oil-2-gallons
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The one I see readily available (Grainger) is this one. It says Mobil DTE 24 then underneath it says ISO 32 as you mentioned above, is it the same thing? Does it need to say Mobil DTE 32 then say ISO 32 underneath as well?

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DTE Light ISO 32... Not familer withe the " 24 "... I would be careful on that... I buy it in 5 gallon buckets for $ 80.00US.. Works great 5%, Running in Jet Central, AMT, and JetCat... No issues. A lot cheaper that Turbine oil/quarts and is Human Friendly...

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Go to a oil supply company... They should have it in the 5 gal pales...

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Where do you get it for $80? I paid a little over $90...
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The one I see readily available (Grainger) is this one. It says Mobil DTE 24 then underneath it says ISO 32 as you mentioned above, is it the same thing? Does it need to say Mobil DTE 32 then say ISO 32 underneath as well?

Do not buy the Hydraulic oil. You want Circulating oil.


The best place to buy it is McMaster-Carr. Stock # 2158K14.
https://www.mcmaster.com/#mobil-dte-oil/=183ls9a
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Thank you!

i will be in Aurora tomorrow and will pick up a gallon. I have been surprised at the complexity of the oil issue, a lot of different opinions. Would never have guessed there were so many DTE Oil Light grades.

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I have NEVER seen the words circulating Oil associated with DTE Light in two full days of turbine oil research.
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Anthony,
Mobile has several different types of oil that carry the DTE designation. Light, Medium, or Heavy is merely an indicator of the viscosity. It can get confusing.

If it makes you feel any better, check on Dreamwork's website and you will see that they sell DTE Light Circulating Oil for turbine use. That's what I have been using for years.

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Where do you get it for $80? I paid a little over $90...
Allied Oil... The have locations all over... Not sure in Colorado...


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I have recently switched to Kingtech oil, which is Based in Shell T32 Light Turbine oil. in my Merlin 140. I used DTE mobil circulating oil for years..no complaints.. Recently I have had algae issues and started adding Biobor JF to the oil. so basically its the same as Kingtech oil, which has biocide and anti static.. same as the jet cat oil.

My source of DTE is Todd. He also sells Jetcat Oil. I buy direct KT oil. No doubt the best value is DTE, but by the time i put the additives in its a wash.

I have a friend that buys T32 in 5 Gal, and adds Biobor JF, and anti static, and has run hundreds of gallons of fuel through is planes with that. He just pours the oil into quart containers, adds the additives and that sits until its time to mix..

I have run Amsoil Dominator at 5%.. it coked up the turbine at that mix.. at 2.5% it might be ok, its very high quality oil, and it would really over wet the bearings int eh rear.. I tested it for a couple years for Wren.. we abandoned it after that.. they didn't want to go to 3% again.. I see that others run it at 2.5% with success.

I know a few guys that run the Klotz Light 2 stroke oil and have zero issues.. its readily available as well.

So the answer?... it depends.. the bearings simply need an oil imbedded in the paraffin that does a drip/spin on the main shaft. It doesn't burn until it comes off the rear bearing and hits the turbine wheel..

If you hear a "ting ting" noise when your turbine is spinning down, that was a sign of coking..

Our conclusion back then.. any good oil that stays dissolved for 2 weeks in a jar of paraffin should work, as long as it doesn't cling to the bearings too much as Amsoil Dominator did at 5%.

YMMV

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I have decided to switch to JetCat oil. It's just easier and I have three brands of turbines and one of them recommends JetCat so I can just have one filling can that way. I have a bunch of DTE 32 Light now and do not have a need for it.
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One should always reference the opp's manual for OEM oil recommendations - not all oils work in all turbines
Aeroshell 500 mix at 4% is my choice
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I have decided to switch to JetCat oil. It's just easier and I have three brands of turbines and one of them recommends JetCat so I can just have one filling can that way. I have a bunch of DTE 32 Light now and do not have a need for it.
Welcome to the club!

It's also the only one of the bunch of oils which does not have any carcinogens in it which is a real plus for a guy who spent 30 years being in the first group on scene of any HazMat incident.
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Welcome to the club!

It's also the only one of the bunch of oils which does not have any carcinogens in it which is a real plus for a guy who spent 30 years being in the first group on scene of any HazMat incident.
Is it OK to put Bidor in it ?
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Is it OK to put Bidor in it ?
AFAIK it's fine. There's a thread around here somewhere that Oli started about using the stuff and @gooseF22 can probably tell you something about it but I don't want to use it. I read the MSDS on it and it's nasty stuff.
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Thank you for the detailed explanation, it is tremendously helpful.
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Will never go back! LOL

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech-TC-W3-Outboard-2-Cycle-Oil-1-Gallon/16795065?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227017563166&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=79150168488&wl4=pla-110033429328&wl5=9027224&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=16795065&wl13=&veh=sem


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