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Make oil stickier?

Is it possible make oil stickier? Could you mix in a bit of chainsaw oil or would it separate? The reason I ask is because I fitted a loobman to my bike and I was intending to run old engine oil through it, but the oil is a little too flingy. I don't want it too sticky because the light engine oil keeps the chain clean, but it tends to dry out a little too quickly.
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You could try some Gearbox oil EP90. That might not fling off so easily.
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By chainsaw oil do you mean 2 stroke motor oil or chain bar oil?I don't think either would help though,will fling off, best bet is to use the old 80W90 oil - real syrupy, but may not run thru your oiler getup as desired.I just carry a flask of 80W90 and every so often drown the chain.makes a mess though, but if its oily at least it isn't rusting
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By chainsaw oil do you mean 2 stroke motor oil or chain bar oil?I don't think either would help though,will fling off, best bet is to use the old 80W90 oil - real syrupy, but may not run thru your oiler getup as desired.I just carry a flask of 80W90 and every so often drown the chain.makes a mess though, but if its oily at least it isn't rusting

I have nearly the same solution, but use a one inch (25mm) paint brush to coat the chain 'lightly' in situ.
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Chainsaw bar oil will stick to the chain a little better.[ it works very well on non O ring type chains ]
But it might not be what you want in some circumstances as road muck will stick to it as well .
Sometimes you will want to overoil the chain in order to clean it .
Gearbox oil is a good compromise .
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Chainsaw bar oil will stick to the chain a little better.[ it works very well on non O ring type chains ]
But it might not be what you want in some circumstances as road muck will stick to it as well .
Sometimes you will want to overoil the chain in order to clean it .
Gearbox oil is a good compromise .
Most chainsaw chain oils are water soluble to comply with environmental codes, Do you really want this ?
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Most chainsaw chain oils are water soluble to comply with environmental codes, Do you really want this ?
Hours of riding in heavy rain will also wash the oil off chains .
O and X ring chains are lubricated on the inside by gease , all the applied oil does is keep the seals supple .
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Hours of riding in heavy rain will also wash the oil off chains .
O and X ring chains are lubricated on the inside by gease , all the applied oil does is keep the seals supple .

Not everyone can or do run o and x ring chains, sadly
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I find gear oil such as EP90 too thick to use in the Scottoiler when the weather gets cold.It's Ok if I thin it a bit with light oil such as duck oil but ususally I use whatever engine oil I have lying about in the winter and gear oil in the summer.
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