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Old 04-05-2021, 12:55 PM
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Default After run oil alternative that I might have around home?

Hey all Iím looking for after run oil alternatives. My fuel apparently contains after run oil but I believe itís only for short term usage. Iím running sidewinder. I want a after run oil for a longer storage. I checked at my local hobby but they donít have any after run oil. I heard of marvel mystery oil and wd40 but I heard soemthing about one or both of them ruining seals or soemthing like that. I also dont really want to buy a bottle of marvel if I can use soemthing that I alreayd have around my house (Iím lazy).

So what would you guys recommend or anything I might have laying around the garage? Iím thinking about atleast 1-2 year of storage time


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Marvel mystery oil
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ATF is a great rust inhibitor also. For glow plane engines I mixed it 50/50 with MMO.

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^ 50% atf 50% mmo
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I like to use sewing machine oil or a mix of Dexron transmission oil and SeaFoam (10:1 respectively works well as the combination loosens carbon real nicely. 3-in-1 oil or air tool oil works well also; but really, most mineral oils will do. They don’t readily absorb moisture which is the main reason you need to use after run oil.

A good fuel with a decent percentage of castor oil will do a nice job of protecting against rust and corrosion, so after run oil isn’t necessary for short term storage.

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