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Old 03-22-2013, 06:05 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Bronco638 View Post
Does that mean the mineral oil from a drug store would work as well?
Originally Posted by CycleDoc59 View Post
ATF, any kind, works just fine. I've used it in KTM and BMW systems...



I've used both and mixed them as well, no problems.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:01 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by modette View Post
Yep I'm more confused then ever who knew there were all kinds of Mineral Oil....LOL

My Wife being a Pharmacist got me some that is 100%, She could get it in light or heavy...I got heavy because I assumed that would be it. Light is like water, runnier then Brake Fluid. I have not opened the bottle yet but she said its slightly heavier then babyoil.

Good thing it's $6 for 16 I'm not out much should it not be the right deal.

I read some things that say the Pharmacy Mineral Oil is heavier...however my wife tried to find out the weight of the light or heavy and had no luck so not sure where people are finding the weights of Pharmaceutical grade mineral oil when not even the manufactures list it or know. (People pulling stuff out of their butts perhaps?)

The stuff I got:
Mineral Oil USP
Paddock Laboratories, Inc
I got my 99.9% mineral oil from the local Walmart pharmacy. Apparently also advertised to work as a lubricant/laxative! No problems with my KTM690e clutch...

But then I don't use the official Motorex oil, but comparable SL-2 from Castrol for $10 cheaper a quart. So nice not worrying about the warrantee

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:34 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by janliness View Post
I got my 99.9% mineral oil from the local Walmart pharmacy. Apparently also advertised to work as a lubricant/laxative! No problems with my KTM690e clutch...

+1 walmart. $5 or less, will last a lifetime. been running it in my gasgas clutches for 4 years with no problems.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:17 PM   #19
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I have some that I brought home from work. It's a USDA registered food-grade White Mineral Oil that is used in the oil reservoir of fire hydrants. I thought that I would try it in the hyd. clutch of my ST when I changed the fluid in it, but that ended up calling for DOT 3/4 brake fluid. I usually keep some of the hydrant oil around the house because it works well on a rag for wiping down guns after handling them.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:02 AM   #20
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One thing I should mention some might not know Mineral Oil can break down if exposed to light, The Pharmaceutical one I got is in a solid white container thus not being exposed to light.
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