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Does anybody know where to buy Castor oil in Chiang Mai.

 

I've asked many shops and they don't have it.

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Yeh I too have asked in many shops, 3 department stores, 6 super markets, 7 computer stores, 12 cell phone sellers, 34 nite bazar shops and more and couldn't find it either.

Somebody mentioned that it was sold in some motorcycle shops.

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Try a doctor's private clinic or go to government hospital. They will have it.

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2 minutes ago, EricTh said:
3 hours ago, Bill97 said:

Somebody mentioned that it was sold in some motorcycle shops.

I think they misunderstood you. They thought it is Castrol oil and not Castol oil.They sound the same to Thai.

 

Castrol oil is an engine oil used for motorbikes, it is the name of a brand.

 

Castol oil is an oil from a plant.

Sounds as if some smart Aleck just made a fool of himself.

 

Love it.

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Sorry I got confused myself with Castrol oil, what I meant was Castor oil and not Castol oil.

 

 

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Castrol oil used to be made with Castor oil but don't know if that is the case with current oil of that brand.  Used to call it bean oil and it had a distinctive aroma.

 

Anyway, I am still looking for Castol oil, any leads?

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You can order from Iherb on line they will ship about 10 days

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2 hours ago, EricTh said:

I think they misunderstood you. They thought it is Castrol oil and not Castor oil.They sound the same to Thai.

 

Castrol oil is an engine oil used for motorbikes, it is the name of a brand.

 

Castor oil is an oil from a plant.

Not so far out .

copied from wiki.

 

Castor oil was the preferred lubricant for radial engines, such as the Gnome engine after that engine's widespread adoption for aviation in Europe in 1909. It was used almost universally in radial engined Allied aircraft in World War I. Germany had to make do with inferior ersatz oil (a German term for alternative, substitute, replacement) for its radial engines, which resulted in poor reliability.

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13 minutes ago, sappersrest said:

Not so far out .

copied from wiki.

 

Castor oil was the preferred lubricant for radial engines, such as the Gnome engine after that engine's widespread adoption for aviation in Europe in 1909. It was used almost universally in radial engined Allied aircraft in World War I. Germany had to make do with inferior ersatz oil (a German term for alternative, substitute, replacement) for its radial engines, which resulted in poor reliability.

True about Castor oil.

 

But before this Wakefield Co who were pioneers in oil development started adding a bit of castor oil to ordinary oil to alter the viscosity,and later changed the name of their product to Castrol,and went on to develop many types of lubes.

Castrol R [Racing] was/is, i believe 100% castor oil and we used to use it in the '60's on racing bikes...the smell of the burnt oil is associated for me as how cars and bikes racing all smelled back in the day.. great!

It can not be mixed with other oils,and is not a 'long life' oil.

 

With all the tech nowadays that it is not used in modern racing, but you can buy it and classic cars/bikes often run it to add to the nostalgia/smell of the era as it was part of the whole package in the days gone by.

 

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13 minutes ago, happyas said:

True about Castor oil.

 

But before this Wakefield Co who were pioneers in oil development started adding a bit of castor oil to ordinary oil to alter the viscosity,and later changed the name of their product to Castrol,and went on to develop many types of lubes.

Castrol R [Racing] was/is, i believe 100% castor oil and we used to use it in the '60's on racing bikes...the smell of the burnt oil is associated for me as how cars and bikes racing all smelled back in the day.. great!

It can not be mixed with other oils,and is not a 'long life' oil.

 

With all the tech nowadays that it is not used in modern racing, but you can buy it and classic cars/bikes often run it to add to the nostalgia/smell of the era as it was part of the whole package in the days gone by.

 

It will however, make you race to find the HongNam

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44 minutes ago, Paul Catton said:

Presuming you require it for chafing or similar application rather than an an engine additive.

http://www.th.boots.com/en/boots-zinc-castor-oil-cream-300ml-2369095.html#.WW0x6Gz2SUk

Should you require natural oil for other applications http://sariesoap.com/product/pure-castor-oil-50ml/ may be able to advise if they have distributors in Chiang Mai. 

Far too expensive to top up a sump .

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