Author Topic: Rohloff oil kit  (Read 344 times)

Dave B

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Rohloff oil kit
« on: February 20, 2018, 08:11:24 PM »
As a proud owner of a Nomad I have consciously changed the oil twice yearly via individual oil changing kits.I am considering purchasing lthe larger 2 x 250 ml bottles instead in order to save on cost and hassle. My concern is shelf life of the oil and cleaning solution.  Has anybody got ideas on how long youu can store these liquids? 
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mickeg

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Re: Rohloff oil kit
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 10:58:35 PM »
I have had my 250 ml bottles for about three years, I see no reason why it should age so I am not worried about it.  Keep the bottles tightly capped.  I also put the two bottles in a large zip lock bag with the syringe, spare filler plug screw, little hose, etc. also in that same zip lock bag.  If I was concerned that oxygen or perhaps any organic compounds could get in or out of the bottles, I am sure putting them in a zip lock bag helps too.

I do not recall ever noticing any oder from opening either oil bottle, which implies that there are not any volatile compounds that would quickly evaporate.  If there was any odor, it was so weak that I did not notice it.

I always re-use my drain plug screw, but I put a new layer of Loctite on the screw each time.

I store the oil bottles in a dry place. 
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John Saxby

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Re: Rohloff oil kit
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 11:25:28 PM »
+1 on George's comments.

The larger volumes are a much better buy than the smaller kits.

Dave B

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Re: Rohloff oil kit
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 11:40:05 PM »
Many thanks, it will be the larger bottles from now on!
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julio

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Re: Rohloff oil kit
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 12:22:12 AM »
Hi,

I heard it is not necessary to put the 25 ml of new oil ..  15 ml will be enought.

Do you confirm ?


mickeg

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Re: Rohloff oil kit
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 01:00:57 AM »
Hi,

I heard it is not necessary to put the 25 ml of new oil ..  15 ml will be enought.

Do you confirm ?

I think that the Thorn video says 15 ml lube oil but 25 for cleaning oil.