Is That Honey???

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by DanStew, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Jun 15, 2017
    DanStew

    DanStew Incorrigible. Staff Member Sponsor

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    When i went through the Flatfenders drivetrain, i drained the Transmission and cleaned the inside with brake cleaner as good as i could. The box was not that much of a mess but it was old dirty oil. I filled it up with fresh oil and went on with the rest of the drivetrain.
    Fast forward to when i finally got the Jeep running, I had a problem with the jeep shifter fork not on the collar. I pulled the top off and saw that the oil was a milky yellow color. I put the top back on and finally today i drained it and put fresh oil in again. It drained out like milky honey. No water. And no way water got in cause the jeep never saw a spot of rain being in the garage. I guess it is just old oil that i didnt reach when i cleaned it. Any other way to cause the oil to get milky like that?
     
  2. Jun 15, 2017
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 In Rust We Trust Sponsor

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    humidity maybe
     
  3. Jun 17, 2017
    sterlclan

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    x2 on condensation, had some wild temp/humidity fluctuations lately? the slab in my shop sweats when the weather makes those wild jumps, like 90 Monday and 45 Wednesday am...tools and anything with some mass sweat too...
     
  4. Jun 17, 2017
    Twin2

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    same problem here with detached garage
     
  5. Jun 23, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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    Run a dehumidifier in my detached gargae 24/7, 365 days a year. Best thing I ever did
     
  6. Oct 19, 2017
    GeorgiaFlattie

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    I run in my basement garage as well. Without it I'll break 80% humidity easily.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2017
    jeeper50

    jeeper50 jeeps 'till I die

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    I used lubriplate light grease (very light tan color) to rebuild my Dana 18 several years ago and the first time I checked it after adding 90wt oil and a few miles it was a blond/honey color, so the grease holding all those roller bearing in can influence to final color of it after it has all mixed.
     

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