Can Cooking Oil Work In Place Of Motor Oil?

When we break down what the purpose of engine oil is, obviously, it’s used to ...

When we break down what the purpose of engine oil is, obviously, it’s used to lubricate parts in an engine. It makes sure that metal on metal contact doesn’t happen and that everything is able to glide smoothly. It helps in removing any sort of friction that might exist. The less friction found in an engine, the more likely it is to last as long as possible. This means that picking out a suitable engine oil is placing the safe bet on the idea that more mileage will be able to be squeezed out of the power plant. However, using other products in place of oil might have an inverse effect.

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Oil isn’t just any lubricant. The solution is exposed to some pretty intense temperatures for a pretty long period of time. It takes a pretty special composition to be able to take a beating like that on a regular basis and be able to keep on trucking along for thousands of miles. This means hours upon hours of wear and tear and intense temperatures. It kind of leads one to wonder if an engine would be able to survive with something else replacing the oil and lubricating the moving parts. Perhaps it would be interesting to test something else that hasn’t been engineered to take on such a situation.

When we follow along down in the video below from the guys over at Factory OD, we join in on the action as this engine’s oil is replaced entirely with cooking oil. It doesn’t seem like a likely success story but hey, why not? People are doing all sorts of odd experiments in the name of YouTube entertainment these days. It’s certainly a nail-biter as is the engine is fired up to see how long the thing is going last!

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