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Oil question

Discussion in 'General Pinewood Derby Discussion' started by OneSpartan, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. OneSpartan

    OneSpartan Pinewood Ninja

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    I've been very busy helping dads in our pack and a few others proving drilled blanks, weighting tips, etc. Now a few dads in a pack that allows oil want to give it shot. My question is - is it risky running oil on a track where a majority of the racers will be using graphite? Can it get into bores and gunk things up. Our pack is graphite only so I never gave it much thought. Any help appreciated.
     
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    Mojo Racing National Contender Pro Racer

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    If you can run oil, run oil!
     
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    TRE PWD Royalty Pro Race Winner Pro Racer

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    It wont hurt...run it
     
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    Run it!
     
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    OneSpartan Pinewood Ninja

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    Thanks everyone! Appreciate the help.
     
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    I wanted our pack to switch if for no other reason than to stop the mess from graphite. Didn’t get that accomplished. We ran a mix and didn’t make the effort to distinguish. I assumed the oil runners were winning but didn’t get that noisy inspection.

    I did do a cleaning and relube after. I don’t know if that was really necessary but at least clean the wheel surface.
     
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    A mix of graphite and oil!! Yikes!
     
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    Get your glass out & look for any black specs around the outer hubs.
    I for one have been guilty of finding dry polish from my axle slots in there.
    Took me a couple of re preps to figure out where it was coming from.
    Lesson learned.
     
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    Mojo Racing National Contender Pro Racer

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    You definitely do not want to mix graphite with oil.

    Mud isn't a good lubricant in your wheels
     
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    The competition was a mix not anyone’s lube as fas as I know.
     
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    Lol, my bad. I misunderstood what you had said.
    If the oil process is done right it should be a speed advantage.
     
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    Mojo Racing National Contender Pro Racer

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    Okay, Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh... That makes more sense. :confused:
     

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