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Re: Additive Fallout / Separation Amsoil Gear Oil [Re: Gannet167] #5235285 10/09/19 08:00 PM
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Amsoil’s reply to my email said the product code on the bottle is from Jan 2015.

Draining and remixing isn’t really an option since there were multiple bottles, some had more, some had less separation. It’s unclear how much of that stuff I’d have to mix with the front diff, the rear diff and the transfer case. That’s assuming I could even get it to mix uniformly.

I guess I’ll drain and refill, and chalk this up to an expensive “flush” and a learning experience.

The vehicle is a 4Runner, has open diffs and a Torsen transfercase. I chose the Amsoil Gear Lube for good cold temp performance (gets to -40 in my area), long life and no limited slip additive which I don’t need or want. The latest bottle for this product is grey.

Thanks for the advice,

Re: Additive Fallout / Separation Amsoil Gear Oil [Re: kschachn] #5235473 10/10/19 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
Will an oil even heat up in a microwave?



I am sure you are not serious right ???

LOL


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Re: Additive Fallout / Separation Amsoil Gear Oil [Re: Gannet167] #5235483 10/10/19 02:59 AM
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All this talk of mixing, shaking and heating it up...if you can pour all of the ingredients into that diff, isn't the differential the ultimate mixer? I imagine after an hour those ingredients have been mixed and heated pretty well.

Re: Additive Fallout / Separation Amsoil Gear Oil [Re: Gannet167] #5235486 10/10/19 03:23 AM
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Re: Additive Fallout / Separation Amsoil Gear Oil [Re: bbhero] #5235675 10/10/19 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by bbhero
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Will an oil even heat up in a microwave?
I am sure you are not serious right ???

LOL

Well, microwaves only heat up polar molecules so I didn't think it would heat up a non-polar hydrocarbon molecule.

I looked it up and no it would not, but motor oil is not just non-polar hydrocarbons so maybe it might heat up somewhat.


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Re: Additive Fallout / Separation Amsoil Gear Oil [Re: Gannet167] #5235909 10/10/19 12:02 PM
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There are some polar molecules but not the ones in which the molecules would rotate efficiently with microwave energy.

I was thinking of the wife and the kitchen. smirk2

Let's say it did heat up. With the cap on it might explode and cause a fire. shoot

With the cap off it might gurgle or percolate up and over the top and spill. "Honey, what's that smell coming from the microwave? shocked2 ???

Solar heating or setting over a hot air register, IMHO, is the better way of warming it up.

I think what you are seeing at the bottom is a very minute amount of potassium borate, sulfur, and some thickener settling out of solution.

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Re: Additive Fallout / Separation Amsoil Gear Oil [Re: Gannet167] #5235928 10/10/19 12:18 PM
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You could use a double boiler to try and dissolve the additive fallout. Basically boil some water and pour contents into a mason jar, then place jar in boiling water.

Re: Additive Fallout / Separation Amsoil Gear Oil [Re: MolaKule] #5236244 10/10/19 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MolaKule


Solar heating or setting over a hot air register, IMHO, is the better way of warming it up.

I think what you are seeing at the bottom is a very minute amount of potassium borate, sulfur, and some thickener settling out of solution.



If you have sunny days just put the stuff outside and let it sit, occasionally shake the bottle and then let sit in the sun I bet in several days of continuous sunlight most of the drop out will disappear back into the product.

Re: Additive Fallout / Separation Amsoil Gear Oil [Re: Gannet167] #5236374 10/10/19 08:14 PM
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Re: Additive Fallout / Separation Amsoil Gear Oil [Re: AC1DD] #5236490 10/10/19 10:50 PM
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