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Old 06-18-2006, 07:52 PM   #1  
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I just bought an impact wrench, got it home and realized you're supposed to put some oil in it, but I didn't buy any. Is there a substitute for air tool oil I might already have, and/or should it come pre oiled enough to use it once without hurting anything?
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Old 06-18-2006, 07:54 PM   #2  
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----, what do you have laying around? wd40, penetrating oil, pretty much any oil that isnt too thick will work
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Old 06-18-2006, 07:54 PM   #3  
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a little spit and ur good to go








my boss in the autobody shop used hydrolic fluid before

i wudnt ---- with it if its a new impact gun tho.. just wait till u buy the oil
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Mine came pre-oiled, but who knows with yours.
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Old 06-18-2006, 07:55 PM   #5  
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use it for now and go buy oil tomorrow.
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:07 PM   #6  
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i use tranny fluid, motor oil, pb blaster, wd40, whatever is near.
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:51 PM   #7  
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If you have some 3-1 oil thats better than wd-40 or anything else like wd40, that stuff will disslove the pre-oil in the impact.
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Old 06-18-2006, 10:38 PM   #8  
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penetrating oil is really thin... ive used atf and 10w30 before with good results though
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Old 06-18-2006, 10:52 PM   #9  
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dont use PB or WD-40, that ---- chews metal up.
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Old 06-18-2006, 11:00 PM   #10  
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air tool oil? what is that

im sure a lil wd-40 will get the job done for a day if you REALLY need to use it NOW, but just go grab some tomarrow
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