Blinker Fluid

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by TTNJ, May 3, 2019.

  1. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

    Dec 15, 2018
    Champaign, IL

    No one does SAE anymore....!
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  3. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

    Jan 17, 2017
    And then, there's British Pipe Thread. I still remember being told that the lubrication system on the brand new bundler system at the steel mill I worked at in the late 1990's used something called British Pipe thread. I have never seen it used anywhere else. I have never heard it mentioned anywhere else.

    If I remember right the threads per inch were the same as standard pipe thread, but the pitch of the thread surfaces was different.
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  4. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive R.I.P.

    Nov 11, 2008
    Sorrento Maine
    sae-nf or sae-nc all the time. At least it isnt modelers or british threads with its 50 degree pitch
  5. al_huryn

    al_huryn Medium Load Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    When you drain the old stuff it may get a little creamy as it leaves the whipper valve.
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  6. Muddydog79

    Muddydog79 Heavy Load Member

    Apr 14, 2016
    I thought everybody knew that blinkers went out of style a long time ago?
  7. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40
    Seems that one of the auto parts chains has a coupon for a free bottle every other week. Should be no reason to ever run out of blinker fluid with that.
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  8. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    The Village, Portmeirion
    The blinker fluid fill tube is located just below the locking mechanism on the 5-th wheel. Need to drop the trailer to access it. I think they wanted to keep it in a safe place because it is so crucial.

    It's recommended to drop your pants and underwear (don't want to get them greasy) and sit directly on the 5-th wheel so you can get a good view without straining from the side. If you don't see the fill tube; then keep sliding back and fourth on the 5-th wheel until it becomes visible. It may take some time, be patient. Good thing your not wearing pants. ;)
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  9. Guitar Man

    Guitar Man Medium Load Member

    Sep 29, 2006
    State Of Confusion
    Don't forget to change to summer air from winter air in all your tires after you change your blinker fluid.( It's good to do them at the same time as to not forget one.) Also, be careful not to snap your muffler belt when filling the fluid. It's been known to happen...
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  10. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

    May 16, 2012
    Full explanation starts at 3:54. Also worth watching if capacitive reluctance has increased fluid consumption beyond recommended quantities.

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