Re: Type F is not for Tomos

Saabsonettguy . /
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Tomos has recommended a few different things, basically said its ok as long as its designed for automatic transmission use. I've found that Type A is best followed by Type F. Type A can sometimes be found as coastal unilube is still selling it. The tomos has a wet clutch, nothing fancy, nothing like the automatic in a car for sure. The transmission fluid must keep the bearings and gears lubricated (which atf isn't really the best but gets the job done) and the fluid shouldn't attack the soft cork clutch pads and adhesive, thats all. The truth is, if it wasn't for the sensitive clutches you could dump just about anything slippery in there. Some additives (not sure which ones) can attack the material causing it to swell and become useless. This is the reason its usually a good idea to avoid dexron/mercron/30w motor oil. Some people get away with using the wrong stuff and some people don't, without knowing what it is exactly that affects the material its hard to say what to avoid. Type A seems to be the most viscous out of the different types of transmission fluid which probably is a little better for the bearings and gears. Type F is similar in viscosity but its said to be a little more abrasive. I haven't noticed a difference between either and have had no noticeable wear to the corks over the last few years. Type A hasn't been used in the states for years, most automatic mopeds use type f. I'm not sure why tomos recommended or still recommends type A, since it was out of use before the tomos automatic lineup was even formed.

I recommend NGK plugs also.

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  Type F is not for TomosTopic by: Oil's Not For Smoking Oil's Not For Smoking 05/19/08 07:03PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: [[ Linda ]] [[ Linda ]] 05/19/08 07:42PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Steve Steve 05/20/08 10:35AM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: John Joedicke John Joedicke 05/19/08 07:46PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Oil's Not For Smoking Oil's Not For Smoking 05/19/08 08:15PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: JunkyardDog JunkyardDog 05/19/08 08:02PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Oil's Not For Smoking Oil's Not For Smoking 05/19/08 08:12PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: John Joedicke John Joedicke 05/19/08 08:15PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Oil's Not For Smoking Oil's Not For Smoking 05/19/08 08:17PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: JunkyardDog JunkyardDog 05/19/08 08:28PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: [[ Linda ]] [[ Linda ]] 05/19/08 08:20PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Saabsonettguy . Saabsonettguy . 05/19/08 08:29PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Oil's Not For Smoking Oil's Not For Smoking 05/19/08 08:36PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: John Joedicke John Joedicke 05/19/08 08:40PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Eric Sabatino Eric Sabatino 05/19/08 08:44PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Chris Rice Chris Rice 05/19/08 08:48PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: pehuskey pehuskey 05/19/08 08:56PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Buckey Buckey 05/19/08 09:23PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: George Smith George Smith 05/19/08 09:38PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Words mean something sometimes Words mean something sometimes 05/20/08 12:11PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: bocephus ftw bocephus ftw 05/19/08 10:08PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: MadtownMick MadtownMick 05/19/08 10:11PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Oil's not for smoking Oil's not for smoking 05/20/08 12:13PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: JunkyardDog JunkyardDog 05/20/08 02:45PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Coolride Coolride 05/20/08 01:15PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Saabsonettguy . Saabsonettguy . 05/19/08 11:03PM
  Type F is not for TomosRe: Steve Steve 05/20/08 12:55AM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Oil's not for smoking Oil's not for smoking 05/20/08 12:15PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: ᴛᴇʀʀʏ ᴅᴇᴀɴ ᴛᴇʀʀʏ ᴅᴇᴀɴ 05/20/08 01:08AM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Oil's Not For Smoking Oil's Not For Smoking 05/20/08 03:03PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: BryAn eurism BryAn eurism 05/20/08 01:59AM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Graham Motzing Graham Motzing 05/20/08 01:54PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: JunkyardDog JunkyardDog 05/20/08 02:57PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: Oil's Not For Smoking Oil's Not For Smoking 05/20/08 03:07PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: ᴛᴇʀʀʏ ᴅᴇᴀɴ ᴛᴇʀʀʏ ᴅᴇᴀɴ 05/20/08 03:06PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: JunkyardDog JunkyardDog 05/20/08 06:38PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: MadTownMick MadTownMick 07/12/08 12:08PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: jack jack 07/12/08 12:20PM
  Re: Type F is not for TomosRe: jack jack 07/12/08 12:22PM
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