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Old 08-04-2009, 01:37 PM
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There used to be a website(GE silicones) that would formulate the amounts of each oil if you were trying to fine tune your diff or shock fluid. Its not there anymore. I was wondering if anyone new of another site where I could find this info.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:42 PM
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why do you want to blend? Im curious.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:50 PM
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I sometimes run 2000 or 2500 in the rear diff depending on the track conditions and I usually only have 1k, 3k, 5k, and 7k on hand. And As crazy as it sounds, if you mix 1k and 3k half and half, you don't get 2k.
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2500wt oil ? never seen that before....or is that you concoction you like to make ?
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Thats why I'm looking for a site or something that has blending ratios. I've usually mix it, but I never kept records of the ratios, and the site I used to use is no longer there.
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Here you go

http://www.scriptasylum.com/rc_speed/_oil_mixer.html
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Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for. The web address GE silicones thats listed on that page is what I used to use, but it's no longer there.
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so you are telling me you notice a difference between 2500 and 3000?
Sounds crazy to me.

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If you blend your own diff fluid or shock oil how can you be consistent about it. In this hobby at the track it's all about consistency.
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if u use same oil brand and precise measuring you will get consistent viscosity. i dont see nothing wrong about it. i do it once in a while too, especially at track if I am running out of oil. last saturday i had to make 70WT shock oil out of 80 and 60 WT as my friends LST shocks are so huge I ran out of 70WT
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i cant remember the exact method, but if you need (say) 7k, and only have 10k, fill your diff up 3/4 full and it'll work out about the same.
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Originally Posted by joe of loath View Post
i cant remember the exact method, but if you need (say) 7k, and only have 10k, fill your diff up 3/4 full and it'll work out about the same.


uhh No....i dont think that's how it works my Friend.
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Racing is all about being confident also, so if he believes or feels 2500 is the best for him....then more power to him.

Amazing ho these threads turn into flame wars so quickly
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