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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-04-2001, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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York Head transplant successful...an oil question

Well, so far so good. I swapped the heads from two different Yorks and the new one works well. So I am now consumed with the desire to prevent a relapse of my previous error and went to check the oil. I noticed that it was low, and that it was RED! What kind of oil would this be?

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Re: York Head transplant successful...an oil question

Sounds like hydraulic fluid or tranny fluid to me...I just use 30W in mine...I also did a head change with success..

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Re: York Head transplant successful...an oil question

Okay, so I found this in the York manual. Which one of these would be red?

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Re: York Head transplant successful...an oil question

maybe the PAG oil is red, who knows, it deosnt matter, the darn things will usually run for hundreds of hours on a few oz of whatever you have handy



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Re: York Head transplant successful...an oil question

Do I have to drain the little amount of red stuff before putting in another kind of oil?

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Re: York Head transplant successful...an oil question

well if youve already got it apart and draining is easy, I would, but really does it smell like normal oil? or something else?

if its eaqsy drain it and refill with Non detergent 30wt ( autozone 99cents per quart)

Im still not understanding what youve done? you swapped the head from the locked up YORK onto another one? or what?



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Re: York Head transplant successful...an oil question

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Yeah, I had a York seize due (I suppose) to lack of lubrication. When I went to find a new (no mean feat in Nashville), I found a Mercedes 210R York that worked, so I bought it REAL cheap. When I got it mounted up, I found that the intake and exhaust were different from the ones I had (the ones on the new York were mangled), so I figured I would just replace them. Well, the threads were the same, but not the sealing system. SO I just swapped the entire top end from my old one to the new one.

Now its bolted in and hard as h#ll to get out again, so I would prefer using the style of oil in it if possible.

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Re: York Head transplant successful...an oil question

Back in my R-12 wrenching days there was a product available you could add to the freon system to help locate leaks, it contained a red colored oil. Perhaps this is what you have.

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Re: York Head transplant successful...an oil question

Go to a jiffy lube or some other oil change place and have them suction out all of the existing oil. The have a suction device they use to drain tcases and trannys, Just tell the there is some oil you need sucked out. Then put in new 30wt non-detergent oil like Ozark said. Or just add to the red stuff. I am sure it won't hurt it since it is what was in there to begin with. Don't overfill it or you will be blowing oil through your air system for quite a while. On-boardair.com has the complete York manual on-line if you didn't know.

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