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How do you thin motor oil?

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โˆ™ 2010-11-27 16:04:31

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never heard of doing that, but kerosene would work. ________

[fm wrote] When I was on a farm I seen the farmers using kerosene in the dead of very cold winters, it is a common practice and that was in the 1950's & 60's. BUT !!!!! it must be used with caution. The newer motors need that oils protection on start-up and too much kerosene will damage it. I've done this on my International Harvester Travelall 392 Ci gas engine when it dropped to -21 degrees. I used only a 1/2 quart of kerosene in the oil. Before shutting it down for that night, run the motor for one minute with that kerosene for it to mix. In the morning you should be surprised how fast it will start. DO NOT REV the motor until it's slightly warmed. The engines heat will eventually evaporate that kerosene. JUST DON'T over do it. Be aware that the oil is less protective with kerosene in it on the bearings surfaces. . . . . . . . . . . HAPPY THINNING! . . . . . . . . . .

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