Sorry for the delayed reply, just started catching up with a few weeks
worth of posts.

I think it was the Weinstephan University in Germany (those of rape oil
fuel quality standard fame) who did testing of cold pressed rapeseed oil
for chainsaw oil.  There is/was a .pdf file of the report somewhere out
there (in German).  Also various other references to this study (try
google) They found it superior to normal chain oil, if the flow rate was
adjustable it could be set at the lowest and still give great

As I earn most of my money swinging around trees with a chainsaw I've
had ample opportunity to give this a good go in a number of different
Stihl saws and have had no adverse effects.  Due to cost and
availability I've been using hexane extracted rapeseed oil (what you get
in supermarkets - not cold pressed) and decided not to adjust the flow


> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: 17 May 2004 06:51
> To:
> Subject: [biofuel] Bio-D as a chainsaw bar&chain lube?
> I tried some of my test batch in teh oil reservior on my chainsaw
> and so far noproblems.  I read on the JTF site that it is a good
> household and garden lube.  Now for those not familiar with what good
> and chain lube has to do, it must lubricate the drum, floating rim
> sprocket, the chain sprocket and cutting chain.  No internal engine
> are affected.  All oil pump assy. parts are cheap and easily replaced
> are most of the other parts I described.  WHat do you all think?
> Thanks, J.D.

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