Synthetic Motor Oil

pjames777pjames777 Senior MemberPosts: 1,027 Senior Member
After changing the oil in my old Dodge Ram I realized that there was a small amount of oil left in the container. So I emptied all four containers into one and have a little bit for lubing my guns. Anyone else using synthetic oil as a lube on their guns? Cheaper then gun oil ....

Patrick

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,633 Senior Member
    Been using it for years...have recently changed to synthetic ATF as a lubricant for my gas guns....
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Yep:up:
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 9,764 Senior Member
    I keep a squeeze bottle full of Mobil One that I use for most simple lubrication, one small drop at a time, mostly. I run everything pretty dry and add a drop here and there, as needed.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,392 Senior Member
    I use gun grease in all my carry guns but for extended range sessions I’ll overlube a little with synthetic ATF after my first few mags. Motor oil works just as well. Got some metal needle tipped applicator bottles from eBay so I can be precise in my application.
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  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,027 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Been using it for years...have recently changed to synthetic ATF as a lubricant for my gas guns....

    Why the ATF?
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 17,976 Senior Member
    pjames777 wrote: »
    Why the ATF?

    The friction enhancers in ATF make the guns wear out quicker so he can buy more guns!
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,058 Senior Member
    Nah, G96 lubes. No detergents and stuff like here are in ATF and car oil.
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,392 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    Nah, G96 lubes. No detergents and stuff like here are in ATF and car oil.
    The “detergents” in motor oil are not what most folks associate with when you think of laundry detergents. They are “dispersants” which clean up the by-products of combustion and keep them from sticking to metal surfaces. That in my mind is a good thing in guns and probably the reason most of my guns can be easily cleaned with a rag after a heavy range session. But for what it’s worth ATF has a much lower level of these “dispersants”.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 17,976 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    The “detergents” in motor oil are not what most folks associate with when you think of laundry detergents. They are “dispersants”

    Detergents and dispersants I'm motor oil are two different additives with different functions. The average quart of oil has approximately 22 additives, and several of them are there to counteract the bad effects of the supposedly good ones.
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  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,651 Senior Member
    I have, in the past, used the drippings after changing my own oil and I have used Marvel Mystery Oil. robin
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,068 Senior Member
    I have been using the same bottle of synthetic ATF for about 5+ years. Between that and grease on wear points, nothing has run my guns better.

    If it can run a race car...........it can run my guns. They stand more friction and heat than my guns ever will.
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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 1,437 Senior Member
    When I was out of the country for a year or more I put all my guns in tubs full of oil.
    Was messy to clean up but not a rust spot on anything.
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,225 Senior Member
    I’ve run Mobil 1, Castrol Syntech and other motor oil along with occasional engine assembly lube on my work guns. My gas guns like Royal Purple MaxTuff on their BCGs especially ... an 8oz bottle has lasted about 2 years across 2 DI ARs for my kid and I.
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