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Old 01-03-2020, 07:52 AM
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Default Machine tool gearbox wants SAE 20...sub's ?

Lathe gearbox (with clutch's) Manual states "SAE 20".

I have buckets of TSC Premium Tractor fluid, and I inquired at their tech line
before, it does not contain the additives that destroy light metal bearings.

So this turret lathe has this gearbox, with wet clutches inside....Can I use this oil instead ?

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Hopefully Ron will be along. Here is a quick pic of last page for oil specs for him.Click image for larger version

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Old 01-03-2020, 11:17 AM
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The oil I use for my Gold Wing is designed for wet clutches.
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Old 01-03-2020, 11:26 AM
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https://www.mcmaster.com/mobil-dte-10-heavy-medium-oil

That is what the manual recommends.

Still available. No need to substitute. I have seen reports that the TSC
branded product fall into the yellow bucket category and have questionable
quality. I would not put them in my equipment and definitely not in a lathe.

But what the fuck do I know.
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Old 01-03-2020, 11:29 AM
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BTW, you can't pay for a 5 gallon DOT rated pail and 5 gallons of quality base oil and market it for $40 a pail and make any profit.

$50 is bottom dollar. So what is in that pail for $39.99?

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...ydraulic-fluid
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Old 01-03-2020, 11:33 AM
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https://www.mcmaster.com/mobil-dte-10-heavy-medium-oil

That is what the manual recommends.

Still available. No need to substitute. I have seen reports that the TSC
branded product fall into the yellow bucket category and have questionable
quality. I would not put them in my equipment and definitely not in a lathe.

But what the fuck do I know.
Rutt Roh.....As it only needs 1 gallon or so, and I have "several buckets"
of the aforementioned TSC "Premium", I figured might be o.k.

Instead of buying yet another "special for one machine" bucket.

tnx for the info either way.
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Can you just get 4 quarts of 20W at your local automotive store? No storage required that way.
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Can you just get 4 quarts of 20W at your local automotive store? No storage required that way.
I know that TSC sells 10w & 30w non detergent, maybe just 50/50 these ?

However, STW has indicated poor Q.C. for TSC branded products, so me thinks this plan is out as well.
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Rutt Roh.....As it only needs 1 gallon or so, and I have "several buckets"
of the aforementioned TSC "Premium", I figured might be o.k.

Instead of buying yet another "special for one machine" bucket.

tnx for the info either way.
McMaster sell them in one gallon containers...

But you should look at the link...

BTW, the additive package are likely not compatible. The whole acid base thing.

But I advise you to stop buying the TSC stuff... It aint good.
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Can you just get 4 quarts of 20W at your local automotive store? No storage required that way.
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I know that TSC sells 10w & 30w non detergent, maybe just 50/50 these ?

However, STW has indicated poor Q.C. for TSC branded products, so me thinks this plan is out as well.
Jesus F-ing Christ boys.

SAE 20 and SAE 20W are two different viscosity grades.

SAE 30W does not exist.

These are just viscosity grades and have very little to do
outside of the performance or application of the products. So going and getting
some random product like a non-detergent SAE 20 vis. grade is not going to work.
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