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I just replaced an irrigation pump with a better one and am wondering if I should put a capfull of light oil in it and spin the impeller to prevent it from seizing up in case I need it again someday.
I would only be using it for irrigation water,not syrup but its sorta bee related. My wife uses lots of water in her flower gardens.
I have air tool oil,motor oils,WD 40 and Deep Creep Seafoam to choose from. Any recommendations? Thanks, J
 

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Is the pump head plastic, steel, stainless, or brass? If it is plastic, the oil may actually break it down. If it is stainless or plastic clean it out well and I suspect it will be ok. Not sure about steel or brass.
 

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It's cast iron and impellers are steel. Every year when I get it going for the season, it sticks a little so thought I should get some lubricant in it for longer term storage. I'll blow some compressed air through it today. I forgot I have some Fluid Film. I love that stuff so will go with that unless someone has a better idea. Thanks elmer. J
 

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I put some antifreeze in my high pressure cleaner to stop corrosion in storage.

Best to check with manufacturer. Most oils will damage any seals in shafts etc.
 
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