Can I use automatic transmission fluid in my mountain bike forks?
Proper fork oil isn't easy to find in my area and I've heard a few people say you can use automatic transmission fluid and it works out fine.
If I was to use fork oil then what grade should I get?
- bikeworksLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
No. Transmission fluid is not the thing you want. Go to an auto parts store and get 5W or 10W gear (differential) oil.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Do not use transmission fluid in your forks. Transmission fluid will cause any rubber parts in your forks to swell up and eventually dissolve.
- Vinegar TasterLv 77 years ago
No. Use mail order if you have to.