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#16 johndeereelfman OFFLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2013 - 08:46 PM

I have never heard of that. My Dad uses Peanut oil for cooking everything, I might have a hard time trying to use a bottle of his :D

 

All the valve cover and oil pan gaskets I get are rubber, so not sure why he said that either??. You should have countered him by saying "then why is there a rubber gasket on an oil filter?" :rolling:

There are also many types of rubbers today. The type a tube is made out of, I would think engine oil would deteriorate?

 

I just hope he's not pulling your leg? like when I was an Auto Mechanic and I would ask people if they rotate there spark plugs every 5k miles. ( as a joke) :D

 

Chris,

 

I think you misunderstood. The mechanic wasn't saying you couldn't use oil on rubber. When I asked about the oil deteriorating the rubber, he basically said, if that were true, then why do they make rubber valve cover and oil pan gaskets, that are in contact with oil. And as you said, there is a rubber seal around the base of an oil filter, which states on the directions, lube the rubber seal with used engine oil before installing. 


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 08:50 PM

If the peanut oil gets inside the tube how do you get it all out? 

 

 

Dick

 

I believe Dick, that you get out as much as you can squeeze out, and what stays in simply stays in. According to the mechanic, you want the peanut oil to coat the inside of the tube, as a way of protecting the inner walls.



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Posted August 30, 2013 - 08:53 PM

I would think you wouldn't want to put any liquid in a tube/tire if it goes faster than a GT. Talk about an unbalanced condition after it has set and pooled over night.

 

The peanut oil is only put in the tube to coat the inside walls. After soaking in the oil, the tube is drained, installed in the tire, and then filled with air. The oil doesn't stay in the tube while mounted in the tire.



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Posted August 30, 2013 - 09:05 PM

I have my doubts about the peanut oil, :(  but I guess there is no other way of finding out how well it works, until I try and see. I have a fairly new tube, and I have an older tube. I guess I'll buy a bottle of oil, soak both of the tubes overnight, mount them in a set of tires, and install the wheels on a parts tractor. I'll let them sit to see what happens. I guess  should roll the tractor around every now and then, so that any left over oil inside the tubes, aren't sitting in one place the whole time. Could be a very long time to find out the results, so if I don't update this post with the results, say by 2030, then that means I was either successful and had good results, :dancingbanana:  or I died and never got to find out the results to post. :angel: 

 

Or, we are all correct with our thinking, and I get to post an update by next year at this time, due to the oil eating the inner tube for breakfast, lunch and dinner!  :smilewink:


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 09:18 PM

Chris,

 

I think you misunderstood. The mechanic wasn't saying you couldn't use oil on rubber. When I asked out the oil deteriorating the rubber, he basically said, if that were true, then why do they make rubber valve cover and oil pan gaskets, that are in contact with oil. And as you said, there is a rubber seal around the base of an oil filter, which states on the directions, lube the rubber seal with used engine oil before installing. 

Yuppp! I must be getting dyslexic lol! :D


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 09:26 PM

I have my doubts about the peanut oil, :(  but I guess there is no other way of finding out how well it works, until I try and see. I have a fairly new tube, and I have an older tube. I guess I'll buy a bottle of oil, soak both of the tubes overnight, mount them in a set of tires, and install the wheels on a parts tractor. I'll let them sit to see what happens. I guess  should roll the tractor around every now and then, so that any left over oil inside the tubes, aren't sitting in one place the whole time. Could be a very long time to find out the results, so if I don't update this post with the results, say by 2030, then that means I was either successful and had good results, :dancingbanana:  or I died and never got to find out the results to post. :angel:

 

Or, we are all correct with our thinking, and I get to post an update by next year at this time, due to the oil eating the inner tube for breakfast, lunch and dinner!  :smilewink:

Just be careful that an Elephant doesn't try chasing you down on your GT! :rolling:

 

JK. Good luck with the experiment! :thumbs:


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 09:38 PM

It may be a better test just to store a tube even an old one in a container of oil and see if it hurts the rubber. It wouldn't be under pressure, but you could inspect it for changes.


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Posted April 12, 2015 - 12:16 AM

I have never had an inner tube go bad from rubber deterioration. And peanut oil is very expensive. I'll just keep putting them in without oil.

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Posted April 12, 2015 - 07:07 AM

I always thought that motor oil and rubber don't mix, the oil deteriorates the rubber.

ATF would be better I think. ???

 

Don't know about Peanut oil, never heard of it before.

 

ATF will destroy a tube!  I had an axle seal that leaked ATF onto my rim.  It kept the valve stem wet with it, and the stem swelled till the rubber was twice it's normal size & pulled away from the steel core.  Finally the tube blowed at the base of the stem.  I'd never want any petroleum product on a tube.

Inner tubes & gaskets are also totally different types of rubber.



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Posted April 12, 2015 - 07:19 AM

I've never heard of this before. Never had a tube dry rot either. Like Daniel said, inner tubes and gaskets are totally different compounds.



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Posted April 12, 2015 - 07:21 AM

I bought some tubes from TSC that were dry rotted when I took them from the box.  They were cracked through at the folds.  


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Posted April 12, 2015 - 08:46 AM

I bought some tubes from TSC that were dry rotted when I took them from the box.  They were cracked through at the folds.  

Those were around for a while!



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Posted April 19, 2015 - 09:20 PM

I wonder if baby oil would work?

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Posted May 24, 2015 - 05:05 PM

Hydraulic oil will work on rubber "O" rings. That 's why a lot of control valves start leaking after about 2 or 3 years.  I would think any petroleum, product would damage the rubber.  I for one am not going to try it.



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Posted May 24, 2015 - 09:17 PM

Never heard of it either. I do know peanut oil sure fries a mess of chicken good.
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