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    Hi all. Just wondering if anyone out there knows what type of gear lube I can use as an adequate replacement for the AMF gear lube, and where I might find it? I've asked 3 different people so far and I've gotten 3 different answers [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img] . I'm looking at changing it in all of my machines (as it hasn't been done in quite some time) and was thinking there must be something out there cheaper than the $9.50 a pint AMF wants for it. I'm kinda lost here, and would greatly appreciate any and all help. Thanks much!

    --kingpin

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    Re: Gear lube?

    Hey Kingpin, the original gear lube was called Sohivis 156. The 156 standing for 156 wt viscosity. Sohio now may be Marathon Oil Co. Not sure. All I know. Good Luck

    Mike

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    • #3
      Re: Gear lube?

      I think Vantage sells gear lube also. We have a 55 gallon drum of Sohivis 156. With 16 lanes I will never run out.

      Jerry

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        Re: Gear lube?

        I do believe AMF is now recommending "Mobil 600" for thir gearboxes.
        "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

        --Kat

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          Re: Gear lube?

          Wisconsin is very close to some lakes with some harbours...The ships over there are using all kind of oils..Maybe it's a good idea to do like I do go to the harbour(with the name and number of the oil you use) and I'm sure they have it. Possibly under another name. Dentax and Fiona have been taken over I think. I use Valvata 1000 for my combi's now(I'm at home right now and I can't remember the name of the thinner oil for the BE's).
          Good luck.
          Martin
          So it goes.

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          • #6
            Re: Gear lube?

            Chevron makes a comparable oil to Sohovis. It's 150w. At $33 for a five gallon bucket, the price is great and I really liked the oil. I was getting it in Alaska and have yet to find something in Arizona. I will post the product number on Monday; I have it at work.
            Mike
            Pinspotters do not break down when they are not running!

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              Re: Gear lube?

              Well I was wrong the oil is 140#; and Chevron still has it.
              Chevron Gear Oil RPM 140. The price has gone up to $42 in Alaska, any jobber should carry it or be able to get it.
              Mike
              Pinspotters do not break down when they are not running!

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