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Head lube

Typucally use West Maine's head lube after using the boat but ran out a while back and keep forgetting to get another bottle. The head, a Groco, was getting a little hard to pump so I tried some canola oil. It actually worked much better than the West Marine product, at least on a short term basis. I thought something broke on the pump it pumped so easily. Any down side to the oil? Does it get gummy after a while?
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Re: Head lube

One type or another of vegetable cooking oil is all I've ever used. Never had a problem related to that.
Also run some vinegar through the system occasionally.
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