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Woodsplitter OIL
« on: May 27, 2009, 08:16:08 AM »
Would anyone know if it would be OK to use Automatic Transmission fluid in a woodsplitter??

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Re: Woodsplitter OIL
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 08:58:05 AM »
Shouldn't be a problem.  I run it in my Blockbuster processor  :)
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Re: Woodsplitter OIL
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 09:26:32 AM »
its the only way to go !!
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Re: Woodsplitter OIL
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 09:38:39 AM »
I've ran ATF for years................no problems.

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Re: Woodsplitter OIL
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 09:42:28 AM »
Instead of hyd oil ?

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Re: Woodsplitter OIL
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009, 11:35:24 AM »
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Instead of hyd oil ?

Yes, instead of regular Hydraulic Oil.

Thanks for the replies....

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Re: Woodsplitter OIL
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 01:02:14 PM »
Works fine but, once you start using ATF switching back may be a problem. ATF uses a higher swelling rate on seals. So if you ever switch back the seals may leak or weap.
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Re: Woodsplitter OIL
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2009, 02:32:25 PM »
I would use what the Mfg. reccomends. The most importent thing is don't mix them & change your fluids & filter when reccomended or you'll get foaming.....Cheyenne
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Re: Woodsplitter OIL
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2009, 06:14:44 PM »
The book for my '78 Didier says 10w30 or 10w40  motor oil.  I tried hyd. fluid once, the hotter it got the less snot the splitter had.
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