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    Replace original Mavic freehub oil

    I lost my original oil, for my mavic wheels, i need replace. Please sugeretions.

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    I have used Mobil 1 forever. Any good oil is fine as long as it's not super thin.
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    10w50?

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    It doesn't matter. Oil.
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    I don't know how viscous (thick) Mavic oil is, but Phil Wood Tenacious Oil should work. I think a thinner oil will not stay in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camilorosso View Post
    I lost my original oil, for my mavic wheels, i need replace. Please sugeretions.
    As others have noted, any oil will be fine. Thinner oil will probably not last as long but other than that, any synthetic or petroleum based oil will be OK. People get confused by the MAVIC recommendation for "mineral oil" but that is just a confusion with the translation from French. When they say "mineral oil" they mean "oil from the ground" as opposed to vegetable oil.

    People worry WAY too much about "which oil" or "which grease."

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    Keeping it clean is far more important than which oil. I use Mobil one. The real issue with these hubs is the need for quite often cleaning, checking the rubber seal and relubing. Or that plastic shim breaks down and the scream of death appears.

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    Phils is phine. Better yet, get rid of the Mavic anything.

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    The photos that I've seen of a bottle of Mavic mineral oil, seems to show a clear liquid. Many mechanics also recommend using Shimano Hydraulic mineral oil (for disc brakes).....I mention this because a Mavic wheel of mine started making that noise last week. I didn't have any mineral oil, so I used a thin "3 in 1" oil. I didn't want to use grease or a heavy oil, so I used what I had......I'll probably check it again in 1000 miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY View Post
    The photos that I've seen of a bottle of Mavic mineral oil, seems to show a clear liquid. Many mechanics also recommend using Shimano Hydraulic mineral oil (for disc brakes).....I mention this because a Mavic wheel of mine started making that noise last week. I didn't have any mineral oil, so I used a thin "3 in 1" oil. I didn't want to use grease or a heavy oil, so I used what I had......I'll probably check it again in 1000 miles.
    Oil. Mobil 1 is great. Doesn't matter which weight. Just oil. Shimano mineral oil works too. Don't go grease, you're on the right track w/ that.
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