How Can You Tell If Oil has Graphite in it?

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How Can You Tell If Oil has Graphite in it?

Post by Bill Everett » Thu May 09, 2019 2:22 pm

A common them in oil posts is to not use oil with graphite in it.

How can you tell if the oil you're thinking of using DOES have graphite in it?


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Re: How Can You Tell If Oil has Graphite in it?

Post by philip » Thu May 09, 2019 2:31 pm

im pretty sure if you stick with normal 10w30 valvolene penzoil ect you are good


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Re: How Can You Tell If Oil has Graphite in it?

Post by Scott_Conger » Thu May 09, 2019 2:32 pm

It would be black as the ace of spades, and stain your hands. ARCO graphite oil is the only one I can recall in my life and that's gone from the market as far as I know. You'd have to specifically add it via an oil additive, which IS available...so the easy choice is: don't
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Re: How Can You Tell If Oil has Graphite in it?

Post by DanTreace » Thu May 09, 2019 2:51 pm

Fairly safe your motor oil choices wouldn't have graphite.

But beware of greases, esp. if you use graphite containing greases in the u-joint. Could get mixed with the engine oil, maybe such small qty. that wouldn't hurt the magneto, but why chance? :?


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Re: How Can You Tell If Oil has Graphite in it?

Post by Original Smith » Thu May 09, 2019 9:45 pm

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Re: How Can You Tell If Oil has Graphite in it?

Post by Adam » Thu May 09, 2019 10:12 pm

Any recent API certified oil will not have graphite in it.

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