ATF fluid in master cyl?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by beergut, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Greenflyfarmer

    Greenflyfarmer I'm better now.

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    Well ok, maybe the very least little bit, I might remember when I first put it in there but I don't notice it now. Hows that?
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  2. Nailhead

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    You got used to it perhaps? :dunno
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  3. Greenflyfarmer

    Greenflyfarmer I'm better now.

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    Break in period.
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  4. Bowser

    Bowser Been here awhile

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    for those interested, I had to find fluid at the weekend to do a slave cylinder swap (from OEM to Oberon), and couldnt find anywhere selling the right stuff.
    So I used LHM hydraulic fluid, which is a mineral oil for hydropneumatic syspension systems, such as on Citroen's, some Merc's, RR, and old BL stuff, exactly the same colour and weight as the stuff already in there and seems to work just fine, and cheap too, I got it for £4 for a liter from Halfords.
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  5. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Just be sure to not get fluid intended for the Hydrolastic system used in some BMC/Rover suspension.

    It is not mineral oil.

    • 49% alcohol
    • 49% distilled water
    • 1% triethanolamine phosphate
    • 1% sodium mercaptobenzothiazole
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  6. Nailhead

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    I have a better chance of finding a meteorite than the fluid you mention...
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  7. AdvRonski

    AdvRonski They call me......Ronski

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    It's all mineral oil, just with different additive packages. ATF and fork oil are actually designed to be lubricants, whereas mineral oil from the drug store-
    not so much.
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  8. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    I've used synthetic fork oil in my 990, 690 and 300 for years with
    great results. The same stuff I use in my forks.

    Max
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