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Old 01-23-2005, 10:38 AM
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Thinning hydraulic fluid.............

Anybody out there know what I would use to thin down hydraulic fluid. Here is my problem. I have a Meyers snowplow, which supposedly uses their "special" fluid, which is thinner than the regular fluid. It also comes with an inlflated price ($9.00/litre). The local Meyers dealer is also out of town.

Today, I was at Canadian Tire and saw their hydraulic fluid, grade ISO AW32, whatever that means, is $8.00/gal....a little more my style, price wise.

Any of you oil experts know how I can thin this stuff............................?

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I run Dextron III in my log splitter. With regular fluid, cold starts where an issue. The cold fluid wouldn't allow the motor to spin fast enough to start. Once running, the action was slow and jerky until it warmed up. With the ATF, my starts are easier and the cold operation is now smooth. The ATF has been in there for 3 years and about 28 cords worth of splitting. I've not noticed any wear issues or anything like that. I think the ATF is rated 10wt. Dan
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I also posted on a "Snowplow" site, and got the same answer..................will give it a go....thanks
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I also posted on a "Snowplow" site, and got the same answer..................will give it a go....thanks
LOL you're a member on a "snoplow" site??? www.snowplowers.com .............its like baby powder, aint no other.

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LOL you're a member on a "snoplow" site??? www.snowplowers.com .............its like baby powder, aint no other.

J/k

so how did it go?




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Your "linky" ..no workie.................anyways, this is were I go....

http://plowsite.com/
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Wow I never knew snow-plowing was such a big hobby. They even have their own plowing site. I wonder if you can have project journals there? Hahaha, their avatars all pics of their trucks with the plow in front.

So did you try the new stuff yet?





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Not yet...................still getting conflicting reports. Will probably try it this week.
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I get mine in bulk at a rate of less than $4 a quart. And have seen it locally for more than $6.99 to $9.99 a quart.

The only thing about using anything other than "plow" fluid is the lack of de-icing agent added to the plow fluids.

My ex-brother in law runs bulk winter blend hydraulic oil, with a mix of fuel line antifreeze and Sta-bil fuel stabilizer with no problems, but he has one of the older style Meyer pumps.

I do snowplow repair/rebuilds, and installation, and I cannot find a rebuild kit for his pump, making seals for that thing is NO fun.
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Synthetics

Have you concidered synthetic fluid definately not cheaper but more stable a colder temps & better lubrication properties to boot.
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Hot Rod snow plow....?

We are talking about a full custom hot rod snwo plow right?? With or wiothout stickers and racing stripes??


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Re: Hot Rod snow plow....?

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We are talking about a full custom hot rod snwo plow right?? With or wiothout stickers and racing stripes??


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It does have a cowl hood scoop......................is that racy enough?

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