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can I use synthetic 30 weight motor oil for shocks?

Old 01-05-2002, 11:02 AM
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Just wondering, cuz I rebuilt my shocks and had no oil and used some SONIC GOLD 100% synthetic 0W30 motor oil in them. Seems to work, just wondering if there are going to be any problems with it??

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Old 01-06-2002, 12:37 PM
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It's not designed to have the same temperature tolerance as the silicone oils used in R/c shocks - the 0w30 means it varies between 0w when cold and 30w when warm, which means your shocks will work different in different temperature conditions.

It's possible the oil may damage your shocks as well, depending on what the shocks and seals are made of.

Proper R/c shock oil is so cheap, it's not worth using anything else.
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