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Discussion in 'Fluids!!' started by Rick Utley, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Rick Utley

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    Would someone please give me some input on tranny fluid for my 04 Big Dog Chopper six speed baker. I didn't change it last and it looks like ATF coming out and it's frothy like and I bought Harley primary transmission fluid to put in. Ideas opinions please... Thanks


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    I use Royal Purple synchromax.
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    Ok so next time I can do that but I have already bought HD primary tranny fluid you think this is ok for a bit? And do you know exactly how much to put in? Is it a quart?


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    I'm sure it would be fine, 20oz in tranny.
     
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    I hate to say but I put anout 28 oz and it's just very slightly above full reckon that's ok


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    This is what I use and 20 Oz, it is pinkish

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    Shouldn't you be getting that Stabil in the industrial size, the only mileage you get is on the Deere...:oldhardlaugh:
     
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    Well that's probably what was in it. You reckon it's still ok to run HD primary tranny fluid once till I can get some spectrum syn


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    The primary oil is only 30w if that and the tranny oil is 75-140, if it was mine I wouldn't.
     
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    I like Lucas products, but have heard good things about others , as well. You'll probably get several opinions on brands. There are several threads on fluids.
    Regardless of what brand you choose... PK hit on an important issue, best to go with specified amounts in each compartment, and correct your overfill.
    You can also put a plastic tube on a turkey baster to extract excess fluids/oils/spit?
     
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    :agree:
     
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    I'll change it tomorrow


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    As Big D and PK said above, you don't really want to overfill with the oils. Go with the exact amount, (20oz in transmission).
     
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    Will do


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    Sounds like you had Red Line in the trans. It's red and kind of foamy. It's good stuff.
     
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    Ahhh does HD sell this stuff?


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    FYI, the reason everyone is telling you to make sure you have only 20oz. in the tranny is that if you overfill, it will destroy the seals from the tranny into the primary. which will allow for cross-migration of the fluids, not good. and another vote here to use either the redline or the spectro.
     
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    Gonna make the change today and all the help and advice is greatly appreciated...


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