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Power Steering fluid
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Anyone have a thought or has used Power steering fluid as an oil for a freewheel?
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No. What properties does power steering fluid have that would make it better than regular oil?
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(08-15-2010, 11:58 AM)xerxes Wrote:  No. What properties does power steering fluid have that would make it better than regular oil?
Not sure about the properties. I just have 2 bottles on the shelf and was thinking it would be close to the same as a light oil. I tried it on my commutier (82' Raleigh Olympian) a few days ago and seems to work just fine. I'm new to rebuilding and want to make sure I get it right.
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power steering fluid is not so much a lubricant but more of a hydraulic fluid.
it might lubricate a some, but dollar for dollar its not what you want to use.
automatic transmission fluid is very similar, but lubricates more.
(or so i have been told)

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(08-15-2010, 12:08 PM)Grandpa Bill Wrote:  
(08-15-2010, 11:58 AM)xerxes Wrote:  No. What properties does power steering fluid have that would make it better than regular oil?
Not sure about the properties. I just have 2 bottles on the shelf and was thinking it would be close to the same as a light oil. I tried it on my commutier (82' Raleigh Olympian) a few days ago and seems to work just fine. I'm new to rebuilding and want to make sure I get it right.
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