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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-11-2017, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket oil for M8

Does anyone have any experience with aftermarket synthetic oil for the Milwaukee 8?
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Does anyone have any experience with aftermarket synthetic oil for the Milwaukee 8?
Any of them will do. I buy whatever 20w-50 MC specific synthetic that is on sale at WalMart or Auto Zone. Usually Valvoline or Mobil 1. Would probably be fine with plain old 20w-50 Mobil 1 car oil. Change it with filter according to the maintaince schedule and you are fine.

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Anyone know by chance what Redline fluid goes in the primary ?

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Anyone know by chance what Redline fluid goes in the primary ?
redline v-twin primary case oil is what i used https://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=120
i only have +/- 50 miles since putting it in mine, but i have yet to see an issue with it
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instead of paying the big bucks for redline primary, I would recommend shell rotella t. runs about $14 for a 4qt jug and is jaso rated for wet clutch use. I change it at 5k intervals anyway so why pay the big bucks for full synthetic when it isn't necessary.

I do pay the big bucks for the redline 20w-60 for the motor though.....
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ATF in the Primary

Anyone ever use ATF in their primary? I have read on other forums that it would work fine and have done it and have had no issues with clutch performance.
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I changed mine at 400 miles to AmsOil and filter, brought to dealer at 1K for that service, went home and drained all that and replaced all 3 with AmsOil Full synthetic. I used the dedicated tranny fluid and the dedicated primary fluid, though you can use the 20w50 in all the holes, I went with the dedicated fluid for the other 2. Shifts smooth, runs smooth, so far so good. Been using that stuff in my cars since new as well.
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As you can see from the post so far . It don' t madder. No magic oil or lube is going make it last 1 mile more.
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Anyone ever use ATF in their primary? I have read on other forums that it would work fine and have done it and have had no issues with clutch performance.
Ozglide11, I use ATF Type F in my primary and it works great.
It's very inexpensive.
It makes it easy to find neutral too.
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