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Old 08-23-2016, 02:14 PM   #1
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Is HWH oil the same as transmission fluid

HWH sells a specialty hydraulic oil for their levelers. Is it the same as transmission fluid and are they interchangeable? Thanks!
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No, that is hyd fluid
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You can use the trans fluid in emergencies. Best to stick with what HWH recommends.
I've used trans fluid when I was leaking and no problem with it.
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The reality is yes, the legal and warranty answer might be No.

Actually, their own manual says that their stuff is recommended, but Dexron transmission fluid can be used in an emergency. The only negative they state is that Dexron has a red color which might stain the floor.
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I just spoke with two RV dealerships and both said to add regular ATF to the reservoir.
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I had to replace my tank and motor 3 years ago. Re-filled with Dexron and it works just fine.
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Yes, it's the same, minus the red dye. NEVER use hydraulic fluid/oil in a HWH system.
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No, that is hyd fluid
With all due respect DMTTRANSPORT, you're wrong.


Yes it is basically the same as transmission fluid. HWH fluid is the same as Dexron trans fluid except it doesn't have any color to to it. Even HWH says you can use Dexron fluid if an emergency.

I recently had a solenoid go out and leaked several quarts out on the ground (big mess). Couldn't find HWH anywhere and didn't have time to order some. So went to the local auto store and got two quarts of Dexron III and added it to the tank once the solenoid was replaced. That was last year.

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You need to read the HWH manual and use what is recommended. SOme call for a hydraulic fluid, others (like my Big Foot levelers) call for Dextron III.

I sure would not mix in something that is not recommended.

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With all due respect DMTTRANSPORT, you're wrong.


Yes it is basically the same as transmission fluid. HWH fluid is the same as Dexron trans fluid except it doesn't have any color to to it. Even HWH says you can use Dexron fluid if an emergency.

I recently had a solenoid go out and leaked several quarts out on the ground (big mess). Couldn't find HWH anywhere and didn't have time to order some. So went to the local auto store and got two quarts of Dexron III and added it to the tank once the solenoid was replaced. That was last year.

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OK...Didn't realize the OP was in a emergency situation...my bad.
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