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Old 24-11-2016, 07:41 AM   #1
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Default Mainlube Christmas Sale

As said, Christmas sale again.

30% off forum prices.

Can mail me at Steve@Mainlube.com.au with any questions or 9700-0880

Ask for a quote??

Mainlube not that exspensive when you look at how long it lasts and how much it reduces wear.

Will run this until the end of December

Best oil for T56, TR6060, diff & ZF

Cheers

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Old 24-11-2016, 07:54 AM   #2
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30% off wow thats big savings.

Sending you an email now on some Mainlube 245a Flushing Oil Additive in a 2 litre tin!

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Old 26-11-2016, 07:58 PM   #3
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As this question, and your answer, may be of interest to others I decided to post here rather than send a message or email. Is the amber/yellow industrial/ automotive use petroleum jelly available anywhere. I have mislaid my Caltex 1 pound tin of the stuff (or perhaps someone souvenired it given it was probably at least 50 years old) and find that the white highly refined food grade stuff that is readily available has a much lower melting point (in fact it turns to liquid at ambient temperature in the container mid summer in my shed - never had this issue with the old amber coloured stuff) and therefore is not as useful as the old amber yellow stuff. I use it on oil filter seals and other rubber automotive parts and seals as it helps keep the rubber soft and pliable but the low melting point means it no longer stays in place. I am sure the white highly refined stuff is much safer, non toxic and great for my skin but it not so good for my car maintenance and repair requirements.

Looking around spec sheets etc. the white stuff has a melting point of 30 degrees C the amber stuff 57 degrees C (e.g. https://books.google.com.au/books?id...olatum&f=false) But perhaps the amber stuff should now be more correctly called petrolatum rather than petroleum jelly.
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Old 29-11-2016, 08:53 AM   #4
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As this question, and your answer, may be of interest to others I decided to post here rather than send a message or email. Is the amber/yellow industrial/ automotive use petroleum jelly available anywhere. I have mislaid my Caltex 1 pound tin of the stuff (or perhaps someone souvenired it given it was probably at least 50 years old) and find that the white highly refined food grade stuff that is readily available has a much lower melting point (in fact it turns to liquid at ambient temperature in the container mid summer in my shed - never had this issue with the old amber coloured stuff) and therefore is not as useful as the old amber yellow stuff. I use it on oil filter seals and other rubber automotive parts and seals as it helps keep the rubber soft and pliable but the low melting point means it no longer stays in place. I am sure the white highly refined stuff is much safer, non toxic and great for my skin but it not so good for my car maintenance and repair requirements.

Looking around spec sheets etc. the white stuff has a melting point of 30 degrees C the amber stuff 57 degrees C (e.g. https://books.google.com.au/books?id...olatum&f=false) But perhaps the amber stuff should now be more correctly called petrolatum rather than petroleum jelly.
Hi Aussiblue
Good Idea to lubricate seals however, no real advantage with using Vaseline type product over oil / grease as all Hydrocarbon and will affect the rubber the same.

Rubber grease is best for the seal but I'd like more corrosion protection (for the seals surface contact) from the product used in that area.

I usually touch my finger into the new oil and wipe it round the filters rubber seal for easy removal.

If you required a product like a NLGI#2 grease (viscosity) with food ratings and high melt point (340C) and a triple 1 corrosion rating (best their is) then you would look at my food grease,

Mainlube 375 Food and Pharmaceutical Grease, bit of an over kill but quite superior to Petroleum Jelly. Seal surfaces where the grease is will not rust and stay seal killing corrosion clean.
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Mainlube 154 Synthetic Solid Boundary E P Gear Oil SAE 75w140 (diff)

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Old 29-11-2016, 11:39 AM   #5
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Some workshop manuals and similar specifically recommend the use of Vaseline or petroleum jelly (e.g. page 41 of this BTR document http://www.pertheseries.com/other_fi...(EAII-EF1).pdf ) probably because of it's much low melting point so it can be safely absorbed into oil and other hydrocarbon based automotive fluids such as transmission fluid as well as into coolant and other fluids (it is also often recommended for use on rubber thermostat gaskets etc). I gather is NLGI#2 grease with it's much higher melting point might cause problems with the solenoids, and fine fluid passages. I guess I want the advantage of a low melting point without it melting at ambient temperatures or even body temperature on my finger tips.

Actually I think I have it solved; I just searched my old posts on using Vaseline on rubber parts (I was going to argue that Vaseline is also relatively acid free compared to other lubricants so safer to use on rubber seals etc). and found this thread http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11281486 . I had forgotten all about it, but I still have some transmission assembly lube left so I guess I can use that in place of petroleum jelly in all circumstances where I would have; I wonder if is Vaseline based as it appears to have very similar properties.
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Old 29-11-2016, 12:09 PM   #6
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As an aside (well yet another aside) this is another case of my memory failing since I had major surgery late last year and Ford Forums helping me remember things that happened prior to the surgery; particularly in the immediate months before the surgery. Perhaps I should start a new thread in the pub about this, but I have even found myself buying things such as CDs and tools I already have, but once I realise it the memory comes back. Similarly if my wife reminds me of events and things I have forgotten, it all comes back to me and it stays in my accessible memory. It's though the things I have "forgotten" are still stored in my brain but I just need a prompt to access it. Anyway I am really glad I have been a fairly constant poster of these and other forums as my old posts have helped me remember all sorts of things.

It has not completely stopped me buying new tools and parts I already have, but I am learning to check the shed more often before I order off ebay. Unfortunately, sometimes I discover the duplicate tool/part was stored in an unexpected place (it seems I am not as organised as I thought) and impulse buys in Supercheap, Autobarn etc don't allow for pre-checking. But hey you can never have too many tools.

There is actually a sort of pleasure associated with remembering things I have forgotten so it's not all bad but I hope this passes as the doctors suggest it should.
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Picked this up today:



Thanks Mainlube , Merry Christmas!
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Can you PM a price for a 2L tin of the engine flush and 2L tin of the fuel additive posted to QLD 4825.

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How much for a 20 litre drum of oil for the ZF delivered to 6024.
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Default Re: Mainlube Christmas Sale

picked up some engine flush and gearbox oil, ordered late Wednesday and arrived yesterday.

nice and easy to deal with, Thanks Steve.
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Old 12-12-2016, 08:18 AM   #11
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How much for a 20 litre drum of oil for the ZF delivered to 6024.

OK, I'll do a 20L of Mainlube 160 Dexron VI Synthetic ATF which has been working fine in ZF's for over 5 years with no issues in that time.

Mainlube 160 Dexron VI Synthetic ATF x 20L = $20+gst per litre delivered!!

Cresent Motorsport can flush and change with 10L

There's one for the ZF's

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Mainlube 175 Synthetic Race Oil SAE 10w60 (engine)
Mainlube 154 Synthetic Solid Boundary E P Gear Oil SAE 75w80 (gearbox)
Mainlube 154 Synthetic Solid Boundary E P Gear Oil SAE 75w140 (diff)

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