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Offline abdulloh

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We'd make our own transmission fluid
« on: June 01, 2021, 07:41:09 PM »
How should we make our own transmission fluid and power steering fluid by possible sources from chemical stores, natural environment, etc ?
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Offline pcm81

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Re: We'd make our own transmission fluid
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2022, 10:35:37 AM »
How should we make our own transmission fluid and power steering fluid by possible sources from chemical stores, natural environment, etc ?
Well, to do it trul;ly from scratch, you first need to locate an oil deposit, buy the land and build an oil rig.
Then you need to buy more land and build a refinery...
Then you need to hire a bunch of chemists and engineers that can design a good transmission fluid for your specific application.

Skip to step 3 if you can locate needed chemicals in stores.


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Re: We'd make our own transmission fluid
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2022, 08:24:20 PM »
You mean, a hydraulic fluid?

There are hundreds of them, depending on the desired properties. They are difficult to develop, because some drawbacks must be addressed precisely. Like: wetting ability, defoaming, corrosion protection, viscosity index, behaviour under extreme load, and so on.

So just trying quickly won't work. This is a hard process.

Vegetable oils are a decent start. At least, they lubricate and don't corrode, and they are biodegradable. They serve (with additives!) in forestry machines.

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