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Old 08-07-2004, 08:04 AM   #1
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Default Losi Hydra fluid vs silicon diff oil

My question is pretty easy. I need to know what weight of silicon diff oil is equivalent to medium Losi hydra fluid. I use the hydra fluid on my 1/12th scale car for the damper tubes. Hydra fluid is getting harder and harder to find so I want to switch to the silicon diff oil that is used in 1/8th scale diffs. Anybody have a clue as to what weight that would be? Mr. Waldron? Thanks in advance for any replies.
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Hmmmm guess it isn't an easy question.
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I am not familiar with the hydra fluid you speak of but I suggest just going to your LHS and looking at how fast the diff oil moves in the little bottles.

IMO: 50,000 is far thicker than molasses
10,000 is somethink like thin honey.
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That is pretty much what i was looking for, thanks :-)
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Default Damper tube oil

I have used diff oil on my damper tubes and I can tell you anything thicker than 1000 seems to thick. Alot of guys I race with say to use 100wt shock oil. I found a 50/50 mixture of 1000 and 100 seemed to work the best for me. Hope this helps.
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Adam Drake may be the one you want to answer this question. FYI: Adam and Aaron Waldron are at the 1/8th worlds. He isn't ignoring you. Give him a few days as the race ended today (Sunday) and I am sure they will be getting back to the good old USA soon.
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Thanks for the replies guys. I will have to try the 50/50 mixture of 1000 wt and 100 wt (550 wt) oil.
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