What is power tilt and trim fluid - alternative?

Discussion in 'Sterndrives' started by Paul aka watertaxi, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Paul aka watertaxi
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    Paul aka watertaxi Junior Member

    What is quicksilver power tilt and trim fluid?

    Is there a common oil or atf/steering fluid I can substitute without damaging the merc trim pump?
  2. rcig
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    rcig Junior Member

    back in the 70's we used 30 weight non detergent motor oil
  3. CDK
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    CDK retired engineer

    Instead of quicksilver fluid you can use any thin mineral oil SAE5W or SAE10W, sewing machine oil, chainsaw oil etc. The system is not suitable for ATF or braking fluid because of the material used for seals!
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