Jeremy, Do you recommend ATF in forks?

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I read a post where you were siad to have recommended ATF and was trying to confirm and to ask why ATF over fork oil?
Thanks
 

Jeremy Wilkey

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AKTMFan,
Beacuse the viscosity improves clicker responce. It's cheap and avlaible.
Regards,
Jer
BTW.. Donot use in WP shocks!
 

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Jeremy, Is there a weight you would say ATF is equivalent to?
 
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I work in an Automatic Transmission Plant, and I asked the same question the other day. Apparently the Dexron type fluid that is usded has a poor viscosity index, and can attack seals. I'm sticking to proper fork oil!

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john k,
i am not arguing here, but wouldn't the atf also attack auto. tranny seals if that were the case? what chemical do they say is corrosive with the seals?
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xd
 
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It doesn't attack all materials. The seals in our transmission are all suitable for the fluid. However I'm not sure if those in forks are. I'll quiz the guy at work again as he seemed to know what he was on about.
 

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Jeremy has worked with the engineers at Mobil for quite a long time before they came up with Mobil 1 ATF. He had a very demanding list of requirements that he needed for a suitable suspension fluid.
After alot of testing Mobil ATF 1 proved its' worth.
Take Care, John
 
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Uh oh, I'm starting to think I jumped in too early here :(
By ATF are you guys reffering to Automatic Transmission Fluid? Which is something I have heard can be used in forks.

I can't help feeling that I seem to have offended members in this forum for trying to post information that I thought may be relevant. I wasn't trying to step on anyones toes. In my defence I did list what type of Transmission fluid I was speaking of.