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Old 02-19-2013, 08:33 AM   #1
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ATF for Clutch Hydraulic Fluid ?

ATF for Clutch Hydraulic Fluid ?

I'm rebuilding the clutch hydraulic system on my Nighthawk 650 and would like to replace the DOT 3 brake fluid with ATF.
Are there any problems that will arise if I do this ?
The ATF is a lot easier to be messy with and there should be no high temperatures to cause any boiling.
I appreciate any comments.

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Old 02-19-2013, 08:37 AM   #2
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:39 AM   #3
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ATF for Clutch Hydraulic Fluid ?

I'm rebuilding the clutch hydraulic system on my Nighthawk 650 and would like to replace the DOT 3 brake fluid with ATF.
Are there any problems that will arise if I do this ?
The ATF is a lot easier to be messy with and there should be no high temperatures to cause any boiling.
I appreciate any comments.

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If it calls for brake fluid you CANNOT use mineral oil (atf) in the system. The seals are not compatible.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:17 AM   #4
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Thanks. Seal compatibility is very important, so I will continue to use brake fluid.

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