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I got a price quote for Fisher/Western Hyd oil this morning: $7.40/qt. I thought that was a little steep, especially when I saw that Angelo's had the blue aircraft quality fluid for $9.99/gal.

Is the stuff from Angelo's no good? Should I spend the extra $$ for the Western/Fisher stuff, or is there something else that is just as good, that won't cost me my right arm?
 

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In my experiences, Angelos blue oil is fine. This is my 2nd season using it, and have not had any problems at all. I know others will disagree with me, but I think you are paying a premium price for a label with the other brands mentioned. In my Western manual, they recommend ATF, so I can only presume they are selling over priced ATF....
 

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gvlawncare said:
In my experiences, Angelos blue oil is fine. This is my 2nd season using it, and have not had any problems at all. I know others will disagree with me, but I think you are paying a premium price for a label with the other brands mentioned. In my Western manual, they recommend ATF, so I can only presume they are selling over priced ATF....
I used ATF last year, after that I didn't mind paying the extra $$ for the Western stuff.

If you get temps around -20c, don't use ATF.
 

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From the Western Manual:

WESTERN® High Performance Fluid to -25°F (-32°C)

Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) DEXRON® III to -10°F (-23°C)

Texaco 1537 Aircraft Hydraulic Fluid for temperatures below -25°F (-32°C)
 

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micah79 said:
I have had good luck with the blue stuff from j-thomas. The angelos stuff is the same. It is good stuff at a cheap price.
I'd just be careful if you're in a climate with sustained temps below zero. Remember, "you get what you pay for".
 
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