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#3418796 - 07/08/14 08:40 PM Seal Swell in HM
Rosetta Offline


Registered: 07/06/14
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Have you ever smelled the HM oil? They have seal swell to mostly differentiate it from normal engine oils. But it smell like Brake Fluid DOT 4! So I ask:

Is the seal swell the same additive that goes in brake fluids DOT4 ? What is it? Can one mix them? I don't think so.
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#3418801 - 07/08/14 08:42 PM Re: Seal Swell in HM [Re: Rosetta]
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Don't mix brake fluid with oil to run in an engine.

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#3418819 - 07/08/14 08:48 PM Re: Seal Swell in HM [Re: Rosetta]
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ATP-205 is basically a pure seal swelling additive.
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#3418902 - 07/08/14 09:31 PM Re: Seal Swell in HM [Re: Rosetta]
MolaKule Offline


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What oils are you talking about?

A similar discussion is going on here:

HM OILS

Each type of lubricant has a different PI (additive) package and base oils.

Never add brake fluid to motor oil.



Edited by MolaKule (07/08/14 09:33 PM)
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#3418968 - 07/08/14 10:36 PM Re: Seal Swell in HM [Re: Rosetta]
Rosetta Offline


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Trying to discover the additive to seal swell. I know brake fluids have it in them. The smell is familiar. Never mix engine oil and brake fluids, of course. would a seal swell work in a velumoid gasket? or just synthetic rubbers like bunna and stuff?
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#3418996 - 07/08/14 11:11 PM Re: Seal Swell in HM [Re: Rosetta]
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Yes. If you're nose can identify specific chemical compounds and you feel you have identified said compound in an 'additive' such as brake fluid, then I say go for it.

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#3419002 - 07/08/14 11:15 PM Re: Seal Swell in HM [Re: 147_Grain]
Rosetta Offline


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Originally Posted By: 147_Grain
ATP-205 is basically a pure seal swelling additive.


Oh yeah, the resealer, sold at amazon ... tere should be pure swellers.
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#3419067 - 07/09/14 12:29 AM Re: Seal Swell in HM [Re: Rosetta]
MolaKule Offline


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Quote:
Trying to discover the additive to seal swell.


WHY?

For engine oils and ATFs:

tris (C8-C24 hydrocarbyl) phosphite

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid

Dihexyl Phthalate

and the azelamides such as:
N,N'-dimethyl-N,N'-dihexylazelamide, N,N'-dimethyl-N,N'-di2-ethylhexylazelamide, N,N'-dimethyl-N,N'-di-2-ethylhexylsebacamide

beta-thiopropionitrile

di(2-ethylhexyl)-adipate


For brake fluids: IP

You can't go by odor to determine chemical makeup.

Quit sniffing that stuff or your brain will fall out! LOL


Edited by MolaKule (07/09/14 12:39 AM)
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#3419075 - 07/09/14 12:36 AM Re: Seal Swell in HM [Re: Rosetta]
MolaKule Offline


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Originally Posted By: Rosetta
... would a seal swell work in a velumoid gasket? or just synthetic rubbers like bunna and stuff?


Seal conditioners are for conditioning elastomer "seals" such as the nitriles, not gaskets.
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#3419651 - 07/09/14 02:47 PM Re: Seal Swell in HM [Re: Rosetta]
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Thanks for the info MolaKule. Even though was just out of curiosity, I knew I'd get it in here.
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#3419817 - 07/09/14 05:45 PM Re: Seal Swell in HM [Re: MolaKule]
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Registered: 12/05/09
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Originally Posted By: MolaKule
Quit sniffing that stuff or your brain will fall out!

I made the mistake of sniffing anhydrous ammonia in an organic chemistry lab once. I was lucky; I didn't hit the floor. wink
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#3419882 - 07/09/14 06:46 PM Re: Seal Swell in HM [Re: Rosetta]
Rosetta Offline


Registered: 07/06/14
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Wow, harder then a Ajax plus blondor ... lol
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