[Vwdiesel] Tradeoffs and Cheap Lube (long)
hseaver at cybershamanix.com
Wed Apr 21 01:33:55 EDT 2004
I don't know what kind of bears you got up there, but in Minnesota the bears
will eat your regular commercial bar oil, no problem. Also any cans or jugs of
engine oil sitting around, and even eat the hydraulic hoses off a skidder or
cat. When I was logging, I learned early on that I couldn't leave my gas and oil
jugs out on the job (I used to use two plastic gallon jugs, one for fuel, one
for bar oil, tied together so they were easy to carry) or I'd come to work to
find them full of bear tooth holes. One time I broke down with my crawler way
out in the woods, walked back, then road my Kawasaki dirt bike back with the
part I needed, so had to leave the bike there. Came back the next day to find a
bear had tried to eat the bike's plastic gas tank.
A guy I knew had a bear break in his cabin to get the food, so he quit
leaving food, even canned food in there when he was gone for awhile. So a bear
broke in and ate the grease trap off the sink. Heck, for that matter, not too
far away from us a bear grabbed a 14yr.old boy out camping with a couple of his
buddies and ate him.
On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 10:46:14PM -0600, James Hansen wrote:
> Except in winterm, or in bear country. It gets too stiff in winter. Also,
> canola oil smells like food to a bear. Not being into spraying food smell
> about while running a noisy engine wearing earmuffs and completely tuning
> out except for what I'm doing... mebbe in the bush country, the bottle of
> juice from the friendly neighborhood Stihl dealer is still best.
> -James (not a bear food kinda guy)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com]On
> > Behalf Of Harmon Seaver
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 9:07 PM
> > To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> > Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Tradeoffs and Cheap Lube (long)
> > On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 06:13:33PM -0700, Shawn Wright wrote:
> > >
> > > In a pinch, some of this could be used a chainsaw bar oil... I
> > still can't find my jug of
> > > chain oil, and the used oil jugs were handy, and well, I was in
> > a rush, so...
> > >
> > > Really, it can't be *that* much worse for the environment than
> > new chain oil can
> > > it?...
> > >
> > The best chainsaw bar oil is canola.
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