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#4785020 - 06/12/18 04:14 PM Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob?
atikovi Offline


Registered: 04/27/10
Posts: 242
Loc: Suburban Washington DC


I use this fluid changer with the 3 quart bottle for filling differentials and transmissions. When using a different fluid I'll clean out the bottle with paper towels and will flush the hose the other fluid but there will always be residue from the previous fluid. Like going from Toyota IV transmission fluid to 75W140 gear oil. Will a teaspoon or two in 3 quarts be an issue?

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#4785042 - 06/12/18 04:50 PM Re: Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob? [Re: atikovi]
krismoriah72 Offline


Registered: 02/16/09
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Loc: wv
flush each time before use with the fluid you are getting ready to use to get rid of the extra teaspoons of contaminant.

I would not want gear oil in my automatic trans.

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#4785056 - 06/12/18 05:00 PM Re: Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob? [Re: atikovi]
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Registered: 01/21/17
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I doubt it will make any difference, but you might want to consider getting another one for peace of mind.

Or find a way to clean it, I would try flushing it with alcohol but that's not really a tool that I would want to flush with alcohol all the time.
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#4785080 - 06/12/18 05:19 PM Re: Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob? [Re: krismoriah72]
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Originally Posted By: krismoriah72
flush each time before use with the fluid you are getting ready to use to get rid of the extra teaspoons of contaminant.

I would not want gear oil in my automatic trans.



This was my first thought. Gear oil in the trans, power steering fluid in the power brake lines.. or vice/versa... duh
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#4785087 - 06/12/18 05:27 PM Re: Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob? [Re: atikovi]
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Nay, oil is oil.

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#4785089 - 06/12/18 05:28 PM Re: Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob? [Re: atikovi]
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I have one I use only for ATF for filling my transfer cases, I wouldn't mix fluids, even a few ounces. I agree the last thing I'd want is gear oil in an automatic transmission. I'd have one dedicated for gear oil only, one for ATF, etc.
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#4785108 - 06/12/18 05:45 PM Re: Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob? [Re: atikovi]
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Isn't going to matter as long as it's all clean.
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#4785124 - 06/12/18 05:58 PM Re: Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob? [Re: rooflessVW]
Kira Offline


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Wipe as you say then Dawn and warm water. Pump it through and let it dry after each use.

Crammed for time? Get another pressure bottle tool.

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#4785125 - 06/12/18 06:00 PM Re: Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob? [Re: atikovi]
atikovi Offline


Registered: 04/27/10
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Loc: Suburban Washington DC
That's like $200.

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#4785178 - 06/12/18 07:06 PM Re: Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob? [Re: rooflessVW]
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Isn't going to matter as long as it's all clean.



.................................most of the time
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#4785202 - 06/12/18 07:33 PM Re: Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob? [Re: Linctex]
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Isn't going to matter as long as it's all clean.



.................................most of the time

Sure. Can you give an example of when a few teaspoons of residual oil would have a negative effect on the larger component oil?
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#4785207 - 06/12/18 07:41 PM Re: Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob? [Re: atikovi]
atikovi Offline


Registered: 04/27/10
Posts: 242
Loc: Suburban Washington DC
Exactly. The base stock is pretty much the same for petroleum products. Now I wouldn't use it for filling brake fluid.

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#4785316 - 06/12/18 09:59 PM Re: Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob? [Re: atikovi]
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A few tablespoons diluted by 4 qts of new clean oil?
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#4785508 - 06/13/18 06:39 AM Re: Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob? [Re: atikovi]
Smoqueed Offline


Registered: 12/24/16
Posts: 92
Loc: Indiana, USA
Pump some warm water with some dish soap through it. Should get out [censored] near all of the old fluid. Maybe there will be a couple of molecules left over, but that's no big deal.

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#4785514 - 06/13/18 06:52 AM Re: Few teaspoons of some other lube won't be a prob? [Re: Smoqueed]
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Originally Posted By: Smoqueed
Pump some warm water with some dish soap through it. Should get out [censored] near all of the old fluid. Maybe there will be a couple of molecules left over, but that's no big deal.

So you'd rather have water and soap mixed with your oil instead of oil mixed with your oil? :screwy:
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