Gosh darn! Lets squirt a little bit on our salad tonight! Adds an
intersting little flavour ;^0/
At 06:26 PM 5/26/97 -0500, John McEwen wrote:
>As I see it, ATF is the new wonderlube. I highly recommend it to replace
>the fork oil in motorcycles (as does Honda), works well in dashpots and is
>equally useful in lever shock absorbers. I use it as jack oil, power
>steering oil, and a quart in the oil pan does wonders for sticky engines.
>I also use it as primary chaincase oil in my Norton. What's next? Maybe
>we could use it instead of brake fluid. Anything would be better there.
>>RAY WYGONIK wrote:
>>> Being reletively new to the list, I've missed all the previous dashpot
>>> At last count I have received 10 different answers for dashpot oil.
>>> They are:
>>> Marvel Mystery oil
>>> 20 wt oil
>>> 10 wt non-detergent oil
>>> 3-1 electrical oil (20wt)
>>> automatic transmission fluid
>>> 20wt motor cycle fork oil
>>> Dextron automatic transmission fluid
>>> and last (and my favorite) lead
>>> I am surprised cat or fish oil is not an option! :)
>>> Thanks to all who replied. The consensus appears to be a 20 wt oil,
>>> transmission fluid appears to be a viable option.
>>> I love this list!
>>> New question. I just had my distributor apart and did not see any
>>> felt that
>>> has been discussed recently on the list. Also do not see it on the
>>> blow up in
>>> Haynes. Is it necessary? and if so exactly where does it go?
>> There's another that you missed - Porpoise-jaw oil (It's used as
>>the preferred lubricant for wooden-geared clocks, ca. 1840).
>>52TD (with a working clock)
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