- Dec 8, 2017
I’ve noticed several Forum members have recommended ATF for the primary chaincase lubricant. The Workshop Manual specs 20W/50 oil. What are the pros of ATF vs the OEM’s recommended 20W/50?
Isn't ATF supposed to be a non-Newtonian fluid, that thickens when undergoing shear forces? Hence why it works in automatic transmissions.Just one thing to add and that is at times I've been guilty of daydreaming and adding too much, .... but since the switch to ATF-F don't suffer from slip on the clutch near as much as with heavier oil. Of course primary leaks are quickly found out as mentioned reducing head scratching somewhat on puddle origins.