Can I use hydraulic fluid in my transmission?

Can I use hydraulic fluid in my transmission?

Yes you can run hydraulic fluid in the tranny.

Is hydraulic oil and Jack oil the same?

Is hydraulic jack oil the same as hydraulic oil? The stuff packaged as hydraulic jack oil is low viscosity. A lot of tractor hydraulics and some heavier earthmoving stuff uses hydraulic oil thats essentially the same viscosity as 10W motor oil. Jack oil looks about the same.

Can you use hydraulic fluid for Jack Oil?

Yup. “hydraulic jack oil”. But ATF, p/s fluid, motor oil, or any ol’ hydraulic oil will also work in a pinch- nothing will come of it. The stuff packaged as hydraulic jack oil is low viscosity.

What can be used for hydraulic jack oil?

Machine oil or lightweight motor oil of 10/20W can be substituted for hydraulic fluid. Automatic transmission fluid can function as hydraulic fluid. Use it if you are stuck and do not have the oil recommended by the manufacturer.

What happens when you mix ATF?

If you have accidentally added ATF, your transmission would then contain a mixture of ATF and CVT fluids. Eventually, however, permanent damage will occur and you have to rebuild your transmission.

What happens if you use wrong transmission fluid?

Using the wrong fluid can cause poor lubrication, overheating, and possibly transmission failure. A mechanic might not be able to reverse the damage, even by flushing the transmission. Mistakenly adding motor oil or brake fluid can also destroy your transmission.

Is mixing ATF bad?

Is it OK to mix synthetic ATF with a conventional and/or synthetic blend ATF? Yes. Synthetic ATF and conventional fluids are 100 percent compatible with each other. Some transmission fluids are very incompatible with different transmission types as they use different additives in the fluids.

What type of automatic transmission fluid should I use?

Dexron III/Mercon – This is one of the most common fluids on the market. Most GM and Ford units call for this type of ATF, as well as many imports. If your owners manual recommends any form of Dexron, or any Mercon – other than Mercon V – this is the fluid you want.

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