- May 13, 2007
Is there any way to identify 20-50 engine oil v.s. 90 wt gearbox oil when it's a small puddle on the floor? I'm trying to track down the latest Commando leak.
I personally would be a bit wary about going from 80-90 wt. Hypoy gear oil to ATF which is around 10wt. in consistency.hobot said:By sight and smell as stated. You can run ATF in tranny permanently same with non electric chain primary and does help both in function and leak hunting.
By levels too after a while. Newbies [me too] always tend to over fill so must leak out no matter what till optimal factory level reached.
I shampoo'd my Commando's a lot of times before a short run to look or dust with talcum to reveal. More than once been fooled by fork fluid and brake fluid showing up on and under engine tranny. I run power steering fluid in forks so clearish oil mess reveals where to look first. Trouble is often there are 2 leaks at once to confuse the evidence.
personally would be a bit wary about going from 80-90 wt. Hypoy gear oil to ATF which is around 10wt. in consistency.