No. Cooking oil is made for cooking. It starts to breakdown at cooking or frying temperatures. Engine oil can withstand some pretty high temperatures 200° and then cool back to ambient temperature many times over… and all the while still lubricate, protect and cool the engine.
What is the difference between cooking oil and motor oil?
Commercially, the term ‘fuel oil’ refers to the heaviest fuel form obtained from its natural crude form of oil, and generally which is heavier than gasoline and naphtha.
|Cooking Oil||Fuel Oil|
|Purposes||frying, deep frying, roasting and stirring purposes||industrial fuel, vehicle fuel, power generating fuel etc.|
Can I use vegetable oil instead of engine oil?
Cooking oil is also a kind of lubricant, but it has many ingredients that will ruin or corrode metal, such as salt, sugar, preservative, and other chemicals, they will clog up or hamper the performance of the engine. Do not use cooking oil to lubricate your car.
Can you use olive oil as motor oil?
Olive oil is a very good lubricant, but is has no detergency and is easily oxidised. Assuming that the engine was totally clean before using the olive oil, the car would run perfectly for a day or so, maybe even a couple of weeks.
Is it illegal to use vegetable oil in cars?
“The most important thing to remember is, it is not illegal to run your car on cooking oil.” As long as duty is paid, that is.
Can you use baby oil as engine oil?
People must not use baby oil as a lubricant. While it is safe to use on skin, people must avoid using it as a lubricant for sexual intercourse, especially with latex-based barrier methods. Using baby oil as a lubricant may increase the risk of infections, STIs, and pregnancy.
Can we use coconut oil instead of engine oil?
Coconut oil by itself is not viscosity stable with temperature, it freezes solid around 22 degC and when above that temp it gradually liquifies and gets even thinner in viscosity as temp climbs. By itself it would be a terrible choice as an engine lubricant.
Can I use olive oil on my scooter?
Yes, they are slippery, but they lack the viscosity to lubricate moving metal parts. Also, their viscosity breaks down in a hurry, so it lacks “staying power”— your freshly olive-oiled chain works fine, but in another hundred miles, it’s no longer lubed.
Can you deep fry with motor oil?
The first thing I’m going to say here is that you absolutely shouldn’t attempt to fry food in motor oil, axle grease, brake fluid or anything else you might have kicking around your garage.
Which cars can run on vegetable oil?
The first thing to know is that only diesel cars can be converted to run on veggie oil. Diesel engines were originally designed to run on a variety of fuels, including peanut oil and vegetable oil. These engines work by injecting the fuel into a chamber of compressed air, where it ignites.