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Pat Traps

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ihartm, Feb 6, 2009.

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  1. ihartm

    ihartm TS Member

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    From what information I was able to obtain for Pat-Traps, it recommends
    Mobil 1 ow-30 oil for the pump.
    Can any other product be used/substitued?
    I.Hartman
     
  2. setter

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    While I don't recommend it they will run on most anything. I think the 0W-30 may be hard to find as current Pat-Trap recommendation is Mobil 1 5W-20.
     
  3. grunt

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    Some pat traps run ATF in the machine.Thats what they had when the traps first came out.
     
  4. ihartm

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    Setter if Mobil 1 0w-30 is the correct oil. Auto Zone stated they do carry it.
    Should I use the 0w-30 over the 5w-20?
     
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    Use the 0-20W or 5-20W Mobil 1. Long as its 20W
     
  6. setter

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    Mobil 1 is the correct oil and 5W-20 is now the recommended weight, use 5W-20. Some time back, Mobil 1 realigned their weights and Mobil 1 0W-30 is no longer in their product line-up. I usually find it at Wal-Mart and get the 5 quart jugs.

    Edit - Oops, I see that Mobil 1 now offers Mobil 1 Racing Oil in 0W-30; however, use the 5W-20.
     
  7. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    Page 58 of the manual for the G Series states: Mobile 1: 0-W-20. Here in Fla both NAPA and Auto Zone carry it. Auto Zone being a little less. Jake
     
  8. setter

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    Jake,

    You're right about the manual but just this once trust your ole Setter. LOL

    Jim
     
  9. Superdog1

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    just had this discussion with pat trap- use the ow20 synthetic. ATF has damaged our hydralic system. The ATF was the beginning of a windmilling situation. 0w20 has worked the best.
     
  10. VNVET

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    When I called Pat Trap I was told to use Mobil 1 0W-20 and no other. Wal-Mart and Advance Auto Parts carries it. ATF has many ingredients to suit the needs of an automatic transmission and may cause leaks or valves to stick when used in a Pat Trap. I suggest if you are using ATF, flush the system and replace with Mobil 1 0W-20.

    Jim
     
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