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www.reference.com/science/motor-oil-flammable-a059b11b512e11af

Although a handful of motor oils designed for use with motorcycles are flammable, the flash point of most motor oils is at or above 400 degrees Fahrenheit, classifying them as combustible. Find Motor Oil s - at Advance Auto Parts® - Shop by Make & Model

forums.corral.net/.../91208-synthetic-oil-flammable.html

Is synthetic oil flammable?? I want to have a small piece of plate steel welded onto the bottom of the pan and then tapped for a new drainplug (I have tried cutter plugs and it wouldn't work!!) If I have this welded, is there a chance that the synthetic oil I run might catch on fire???

www.v6mustang.com/threads/can-motor-oil-catch-fire.160972

Motor oil is much less flammable than gasoline. And it is the vapours from a volatile liquid that will result in fire, not the liquid itself. The flash point of typical motor oil, as provided by EMTguy's sheet, is 405*F. This means that the oil must be heated to this temperature before it releases enough vapours to ignite from a nearby flame.

mechanics.stackexchange.com/.../can-a-oil-leak-cause-a-fire

Can a oil leak cause a fire? ... that is what you should keep in mind when dealing with flammable fluids and materials. EDIT. ... The fumes are then flammable so if the oil is built up on some hot parts of the vehicle it could be dangerous. share | improve this answer. answered Sep 13 '13 at 12:41. Rashid Rashid.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_oil

Synthetic oil is a lubricant consisting of chemical compounds that are artificially made. Synthetic lubricants can be manufactured using chemically modified petroleum components rather than whole crude oil, but can also be synthesized from other raw materials.The base material, however, is still overwhelmingly crude oil that is distilled and then modified physically and chemically.

www.bizol.com/.../lubricant-knowledge-base/synthetic-oil

Synthetic oil was developed before the Second World War and saw widespread use in Germany. The invention of the jet engine with its high engine temperatures opened the way for the first wide scale use of synthetic oils outside of wartime.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4lI5Il0eoc

Another "not so exciting" clip This time we see the difference in flammability between the four fractions we collected in the distillation of oil.

www.answers.com/Q/Is_synthetic_flammable

synthetic is not a sustenance, it is a word used to describe substances that are man made. Some synthetic substances are flammable and some are not.

blink.ucsd.edu/safety/research-lab/chemical/liquids/index.html

Flammable and combustible liquids ignite easily and burn with extreme rapidity. Flammability is determined by the flash point of a material. Flash point is the minimum temperature at which a liquid forms a vapor above its surface in sufficient concentration that it can be ignited.

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