Help please advice on gear oil for RMX

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Waterbaby, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Waterbaby

    Waterbaby Been here awhile

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    Hi I have a 1996 RMX 250 i have rebuild the top end and plan to use it this Wednesday I also have taken off the RHS case to check the power valve linkage and really want to put new oil in. I have looked in every shop I can find where i live but no one has gear oil, but I have 5 ltrs of automatic transmission fluid in my garage, would it be OK to use that in my RMX gear box.

    thanks
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  2. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    No, find some GEAR OIL, there are many of online stores that sell it, the ATF is to thin
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  3. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    I use ATF in my 2t 'KTMs and EXC530 trans. The synthetic stuff works great.
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  4. Waterbaby

    Waterbaby Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your input
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  5. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    I used ATF in 2 stroke transmissions for years. I know lots of people that have also used ATF, never heard of a problem.
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  6. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    atf works fine. change it more often.
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  7. rgp332

    rgp332 Been here awhile

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    Rotella is great oil, Recluse recomends it with their clutches.
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