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Another hydraulic oil question/confirmation

Post in 'The Gear' started by thinkxingu, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. thinkxingu

    thinkxingu Minister of Fire

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    Hi all,
    I've done reading, and I think I've made the right choice, but:

    I have that Yard Machines splitter, and it's a bit low on hydraulic fluid. The manual says it came filed with Shell Tellus 32, which nobody in my area sells. Tonight I bought TSC's 46 hydraulic fluid, which I believe is a bit thicker. So: 1. Am I right in thinking I can just add it to the Shell? 2. Since I split exclusively in spring, summer, fall, will the 46 be ok?

    Thanks! Got a 30" maple to split tomorrow.

    S

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  2. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    How much are you adding? if it's less than 10% of the total, you'll be fine. Won't change a thing. I'd prefer to keep it all the same but in a pinch you do what must be done.
  3. thinkxingu

    thinkxingu Minister of Fire

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    Hey,
    Ended up only needing a quart or so--I'll be changing the filter in spring, so I'll throw in more to make it even!

    S
  4. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    No problem.
    Add it.

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