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Would hot oil work to free a rusty siezed bicycle chain and other small parts? Answered

I'm just curious but how effective would hot cooking oil be to free up a seized cycle chain and other small rusted parts?

I've searched around and can only find info on engines and cast iron pots and thats not what I'm looking for.

Its also an idea for another use for an old electric fryer thats seen better days but still works.

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Vyger
Vyger

3 years ago

Cooking oil is not a good oil for this application. One of it's problems is that it spoils, goes rancid. You need a stable oil for machine applications that does not break down in normal environmental conditions. Vegetable oil is temporary, it goes bad.

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iceng
iceng

3 years ago

Rust removal Laser

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cerberustugowar
cerberustugowar

3 years ago

soaking in diesel and working it can help. Just really depends how far gone it is and how much effort you want to put in

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

3 years ago

There is oil available for just that, WD40 for example.
But IMHO it is cheaper and easier to get a new chain.