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Old 09-28-2007, 11:16 PM   #1
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What's mineral oil? I think i know

Well i have four wheeler with a hydraulic clutch, and it says on the cover to only use mineral oil. I'm pretty sure that i could either use hydraulic fluid or brake fluid. I'm just trying to get some second thoughts or confirm my suspicions that mineral oil is either hydraulic fluid or brake fluid. I don't think i need dot 4 or anything because heat really isn't an issue.

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Old 09-28-2007, 11:31 PM   #2
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in general mineral means regular oil and not synthetic. i would check with your owners manual before you do anything to be sure what to use.
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beware... some cars use mineral oils overseas and require a specific oil type... I don't have experience with four wheelers, but i'm guessing the request for mineral oil is for a thicker oil that wouldn't absorb air in the line when riding over rough terrain or inclinations
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:11 AM   #4
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alright so i decided to take off the master cylinder and try out some normal engine oil because that's something a friend of mine also suggested. The oil it was some 20w-40 and it was too thick... it wouldn't go from the valve in the reservoir to the master cylinder. so in the morning i'm going to try some dot-3 and see if that works... thanks for the input guys
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:24 AM   #5
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Mineral oil is specifically "mineral oil".... very light oil, same as baby oil without the scent. Can be purchased at any pharmacy or auto parts store. Other options are 2.5wt fork oil or "Magura Blood" (Best choice... expensive & available at Gycle Gear) Avoid any "moly", alchohol based or heavier oils such as tranny/ power steering fluid. Use above only if slave cyl. cover says min.oil.
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:30 AM   #6
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The oil it was some 20w-40 and it was too thick... <snip>
Way to heavy... make sure you flush completely to get that out... see post 5.
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:34 AM   #7
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yeah i got it, all out... at first i thought that the master cylinder was broken, but i took it a part and all the rings were good, its just that the oil wouldn't flow through. this thing should have just came with a cable clutch
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lol, I love my juice clutch...Just takes a little getting used to.
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