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help identify this fluid

Postby thecrumb » Mon May 30, 2016 11:34 am

Doing my first fluid change - 2012 Patrol.

Rode it around the block to warm up - dumped the motor oil - looked fine.

Moved back and popped the plug on the gearbox and got this:
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????? :shock:

It doesn't appear to be contaminated oil. It's more creamy... some sort of synthetic??

Question - can I just dump some 20w50 in and let it fly.

Should I fill it with oil - run it a bit and then change again?

Should I flush with something else first? :bs:

Inquiring minds want to know.
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Re: help identify this fluid

Postby gobium » Mon May 30, 2016 11:44 am

Water gb got in at speedo connection

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Re: help identify this fluid

Postby chaos2 » Mon May 30, 2016 11:46 am

that's probably 20-50 contaminated with water. Runs down the speedo cable and gets into the transmission. Flush it at least once, then wrap some rubber around where the cable enters the tranny. Don't ask how I know this.
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Re: help identify this fluid

Postby thecrumb » Mon May 30, 2016 11:49 am

Thanks guys!!
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Re: help identify this fluid

Postby thecrumb » Mon May 30, 2016 12:32 pm

I was questioning Gobium's lack of Ural knowledge :lol: but now that it's been sitting the oil and water are separating a bit and it's turning more tan color. I think you are right!

Who... what... why would they run the cable that way!!! :blink:

Off to get some more oil and see if I can find a rubber boot of some sort to fit over that.
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Re: help identify this fluid

Postby gobium » Mon May 30, 2016 12:41 pm

Drain your carb bowls too.

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Re: help identify this fluid

Postby Buckhorn » Mon May 30, 2016 12:58 pm

Some of this would work. I used to use coax seal from Radio Shack to seal my ham radio cables.
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Re: help identify this fluid

Postby GHGoodwin » Tue May 31, 2016 7:14 am

Try a straight spark plug boot. You'll probably have to slide it on from the handlebar end. The plug end might just be coaxed over the block connector. Haven't tried this. Just thinking at the keyboard.
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