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    Treadmill oil

    Does anyone know what type of oil is best to lubricate a treadmill. Some manufacturers recommend their own which seems overpriced. There must be a generic type.

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    Re: Treadmill oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry H Howgill View Post
    Does anyone know what type of oil is best to lubricate a treadmill. Some manufacturers recommend their own which seems overpriced. There must be a generic type.

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    WD40 spray can! does it just as good as any oil the manufacturers can sell you!

    But, my sister actually sprays vegetable oil on their treadmill.

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    Re: Treadmill oil

    Grease the surface you actually run on? That could be a fun workout!
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    Re: Treadmill oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry H Howgill View Post
    Does anyone know what type of oil is best to lubricate a treadmill. Some manufacturers recommend their own which seems overpriced. There must be a generic type.

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    Which oils do they recommend / what are the specifications?

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    Re: Treadmill oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
    Which oils do they recommend / what are the specifications?
    Actually read the instructions to something I bought! Now there's an idea.
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    Re: Treadmill oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry H Howgill View Post
    Does anyone know what type of oil is best to lubricate a treadmill. Some manufacturers recommend their own which seems overpriced.
    Just use crude, and bollocks to the rest.

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    Re: Treadmill oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Mud View Post
    Just use crude, and bollocks to the rest.
    Or toothpaste?
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    Re: Treadmill oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanneke View Post
    Or toothpaste?
    You seemed like a sensible person, so I thought I would try your idea. I put a new tube of Colgate Minty Fresh under the belt then jumped on it a few times to empty it out. So far so good. I then cranked it up to full speed to spread it about a bit.

    Have you ever smelt burning toothpaste? Have you ever had burning toothpaste thrown up the walls of your recently decorated bedroom? That's the last time I take your advice! Thanks a bunch!
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    Re: Treadmill oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry H Howgill View Post
    Have you ever smelt burning toothpaste? Have you ever had burning toothpaste thrown up the walls of your recently decorated bedroom?
    Funny you should ask that, but yes.

    I think it was the friction that did it in my situation.

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    Re: Treadmill oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry H Howgill View Post
    You seemed like a sensible person, so I thought I would try your idea. I put a new tube of Colgate Minty Fresh under the belt then jumped on it a few times to empty it out. So far so good. I then cranked it up to full speed to spread it about a bit.

    Have you ever smelt burning toothpaste? Have you ever had burning toothpaste thrown up the walls of your recently decorated bedroom? That's the last time I take your advice! Thanks a bunch!
    What specifications did the manufacturer give?
    For under the belt itself I wrould have thought something such as graphited grease, for motor bearings maybe molybdenum oil.

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