Zoklet.net

Go Back   Zoklet.net > Hobbies > Gearheads

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-24-2012, 01:08 AM
roasted's Avatar
roasted roasted is offline
Howie Hubler
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Thanks: 1,066
Thanked 1,089 Times in 659 Posts
Default Worst Automotive Fluid?

As the title suggests, what is the automotive fluid that you hate the most?

For me, its gotta be burnt transmission fluid or differential fluid.

Discuss.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-24-2012, 02:35 AM
Dmitri Dmitri is offline
Wealthy Merchant
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Thanks: 80
Thanked 50 Times in 16 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Definitely rear end fluid.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-24-2012, 02:49 AM
Groundhog whacka's Avatar
Groundhog whacka Groundhog whacka is offline
Knight
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ohio
Thanks: 237
Thanked 202 Times in 112 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Hands down, brake fluid.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-24-2012, 02:54 AM
Motherfucking_Toast's Avatar
Motherfucking_Toast Motherfucking_Toast is offline
Knight
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Where old people come to die
Thanks: 88
Thanked 149 Times in 106 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Headlight fluid. It's a bitch to change out
__________________
NEED SOMETHING TO KICKFUCKINGSTART YOUR MOTHERFUCKING BREAKFAST? WELL YOU KNOW THE ANSWER, ITS MOTHERFUCKING TOAST.
Reply With Quote
The following users say "It is so good to hear it!":
The Cheshire Cat (03-24-2012)
  #5  
Old 03-24-2012, 03:02 AM
constantinople's Avatar
constantinople constantinople is offline
Acolyte
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: saythankyoubitch
Thanks: 2,102
Thanked 1,866 Times in 1,418 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to constantinople Send a message via AIM to constantinople Send a message via MSN to constantinople Send a message via Yahoo to constantinople
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Quote:
Originally Posted by roasted View Post
As the title suggests, what is the automotive fluid that you hate the most?

For me, its gotta be burnt transmission fluid or differential fluid.

Discuss.
Spilt soda-pop.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-24-2012, 07:38 PM
ratfrink ratfrink is offline
Duke
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The 45th Southern Parallel
Thanks: 131
Thanked 842 Times in 604 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Geeky thread.

Hypoid gear oil stinks, and nothing seems to wash the smell off.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-25-2012, 08:44 AM
MediumD's Avatar
MediumD MediumD is offline
Baron
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Thanks: 108
Thanked 233 Times in 178 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Gear oil with friction modifier for limited slip differentials that has been in a rear for several years. I've been around dead bodies, sulfur dioxide, concentrated ethyl mercaptan, old people... and in my entire lifetime I have never smelled something that has made me spontaneously vomit, other than this.
__________________
It's a vast conspiracy, and the complete lack of evidence is all the evidence I need.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-25-2012, 10:02 AM
Vargus's Avatar
Vargus Vargus is offline
Mass Grave Artisan
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Missississississisississippi
Thanks: 324
Thanked 334 Times in 262 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ratfrink View Post
Geeky thread.

Hypoid gear oil stinks, and nothing seems to wash the smell off.
Supercharger oil is pretty bad. Never had to replace bad oil, but the fresh stuff is already bad enough.
__________________
Where are the clowns? Send in the clowns.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-25-2012, 10:22 AM
roasted's Avatar
roasted roasted is offline
Howie Hubler
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Thanks: 1,066
Thanked 1,089 Times in 659 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vargus View Post
Supercharger oil is pretty bad. Never had to replace bad oil, but the fresh stuff is already bad enough.
I though superchargers siphoned oil from the engine...not so?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-25-2012, 11:09 AM
Vargus's Avatar
Vargus Vargus is offline
Mass Grave Artisan
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Missississississisississippi
Thanks: 324
Thanked 334 Times in 262 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Quote:
Originally Posted by roasted View Post
I though superchargers siphoned oil from the engine...not so?
At least with GM superchargers, the gearbox has it's own oil supply.
__________________
Where are the clowns? Send in the clowns.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-25-2012, 11:52 AM
roasted's Avatar
roasted roasted is offline
Howie Hubler
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Thanks: 1,066
Thanked 1,089 Times in 659 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vargus View Post
At least with GM superchargers, the gearbox has it's own oil supply.
interesting, I dont know much about superchargers, but I thought I read somewhere that they have a oil sump and you have to plumb oil lines to/from it (at least for aftermarket SC's)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-25-2012, 06:28 PM
blaze blaze is offline
Marquis
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Thanks: 198
Thanked 381 Times in 299 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

antifreeze, i hear it kills dogs
__________________
No lie, just know I chose my own fate
I drove by the fork in the road and went straight
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-26-2012, 01:02 AM
MediumD's Avatar
MediumD MediumD is offline
Baron
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Thanks: 108
Thanked 233 Times in 178 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Quote:
Originally Posted by roasted View Post
interesting, I dont know much about superchargers, but I thought I read somewhere that they have a oil sump and you have to plumb oil lines to/from it (at least for aftermarket SC's)
Every non-centrifugal SC I can think of off the top of my head has a self contained lubrication system. Aftermarket centri SCs sometimes do use pressurized oil from the engine, and require plumbing lines - mostly older Vortechs and Paxtons - but these days they're also switching to self contained, following the lead of the Procharger.
__________________
It's a vast conspiracy, and the complete lack of evidence is all the evidence I need.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-26-2012, 01:16 AM
AngryOnion's Avatar
AngryOnion AngryOnion is offline
Count
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: FarOUT
Thanks: 400
Thanked 325 Times in 236 Posts
Post Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Friction modifier is the worst smelling shit.
Other than that I hate anti freeze,its sticky smelly and destroys your kidneys.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-26-2012, 01:23 AM
neg.z's Avatar
neg.z neg.z is offline
Wealthy Merchant
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Thanks: 0
Thanked 44 Times in 32 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Not specifically automotive but WD-40. Everything that comes in contact with it rusts.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-26-2012, 01:24 AM
IIIII IIIII is offline
Duke
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Thanks: 65
Thanked 1,362 Times in 830 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Quote:
Originally Posted by blaze View Post
antifreeze, i hear it kills dogs
But poor white trash drink it mixed with everclear.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-26-2012, 01:50 AM
Kwinnie Bogan's Avatar
Kwinnie Bogan Kwinnie Bogan is offline
Archduke
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Brighton Beach Rotunda
Thanks: 2,654
Thanked 1,240 Times in 759 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Diff lube is so popular a mention for good reason. That followed by lanolin.
__________________
if you read this you are gay
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-26-2012, 02:05 AM
Motherfucking_Toast's Avatar
Motherfucking_Toast Motherfucking_Toast is offline
Knight
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Where old people come to die
Thanks: 88
Thanked 149 Times in 106 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Vulcanizing fluid is also pretty strong smelling...
__________________
NEED SOMETHING TO KICKFUCKINGSTART YOUR MOTHERFUCKING BREAKFAST? WELL YOU KNOW THE ANSWER, ITS MOTHERFUCKING TOAST.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-26-2012, 02:34 AM
Kwinnie Bogan's Avatar
Kwinnie Bogan Kwinnie Bogan is offline
Archduke
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Brighton Beach Rotunda
Thanks: 2,654
Thanked 1,240 Times in 759 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

You know what smells the best? Rich whiffs of diesel exhaust fumes. Methanol fumes suck but it's not really the smell so much.
__________________
if you read this you are gay
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-26-2012, 07:51 AM
ratfrink ratfrink is offline
Duke
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The 45th Southern Parallel
Thanks: 131
Thanked 842 Times in 604 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Old wd40 smells the best, before they changed the composition in the mid 90s.
Reply With Quote
The following users say "It is so good to hear it!":
TheGreenDoctor (04-02-2012)
  #21  
Old 03-26-2012, 03:52 PM
Vargus's Avatar
Vargus Vargus is offline
Mass Grave Artisan
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Missississississisississippi
Thanks: 324
Thanked 334 Times in 262 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Quote:
Originally Posted by blaze View Post
antifreeze, i hear it kills dogs
Newer blends use propylene glycol instead of the older ethylene. PG is also a food additive.
__________________
Where are the clowns? Send in the clowns.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-26-2012, 04:26 PM
reggie_love's Avatar
reggie_love reggie_love is offline
Marquis
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gunsville, USA
Thanks: 873
Thanked 1,088 Times in 670 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Whatever the fuck awful fluid is in differentials.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-28-2012, 06:56 AM
MediumD's Avatar
MediumD MediumD is offline
Baron
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Thanks: 108
Thanked 233 Times in 178 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vargus View Post
Newer blends use propylene glycol instead of the older ethylene. PG is also a food additive.
From what I've heard, newer antifreeze still uses ethylene glycol. They just add a bitterant to prevent anything from drinking it. I like the smell of antifreeze, I've always wanted to market antifreeze flavored candy, but for some reason Prestone never returns my calls.
__________________
It's a vast conspiracy, and the complete lack of evidence is all the evidence I need.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-29-2012, 06:44 AM
Vargus's Avatar
Vargus Vargus is offline
Mass Grave Artisan
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Missississississisississippi
Thanks: 324
Thanked 334 Times in 262 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MediumD View Post
From what I've heard, newer antifreeze still uses ethylene glycol. They just add a bitterant to prevent anything from drinking it. I like the smell of antifreeze, I've always wanted to market antifreeze flavored candy, but for some reason Prestone never returns my calls.
It does smell kinda nice. I think the green still uses EG and it may be the yellow I'm thinking of. I'll have to read the labels next time I get a a chance.
__________________
Where are the clowns? Send in the clowns.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-29-2012, 06:48 AM
reggie_love's Avatar
reggie_love reggie_love is offline
Marquis
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gunsville, USA
Thanks: 873
Thanked 1,088 Times in 670 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

It tastes like sugar free Red Bull. Don't ask.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 04-02-2012, 05:04 AM
Vargus's Avatar
Vargus Vargus is offline
Mass Grave Artisan
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Missississississisississippi
Thanks: 324
Thanked 334 Times in 262 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Quote:
Originally Posted by reggie_love View Post
It tastes like sugar free Red Bull. Don't ask.
Why you've drank sugar free Red Bull? I can't stand the taste of the regular stuff as is, and it doesn't give me an energy in the first place.

Oddly, I have no reaction to caffeine except for pissing a lot. 1 mg of it in one go? Nothing but piss. Piss. Everywhere.

__________________
Where are the clowns? Send in the clowns.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 04-02-2012, 07:09 AM
MediumD's Avatar
MediumD MediumD is offline
Baron
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Thanks: 108
Thanked 233 Times in 178 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

As far as best smelling automotive related fluid, that award has to go to PB Blaster.
__________________
It's a vast conspiracy, and the complete lack of evidence is all the evidence I need.
Reply With Quote
The following users say "It is so good to hear it!":
The Cheshire Cat (04-02-2012)
  #28  
Old 04-02-2012, 02:34 PM
roasted's Avatar
roasted roasted is offline
Howie Hubler
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Thanks: 1,066
Thanked 1,089 Times in 659 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MediumD View Post
As far as best smelling automotive related fluid, that award has to go to PB Blaster.
No way, race fuel is the best smelling fluid. Something >110 octane...that shit is awesome.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 04-02-2012, 03:33 PM
The Cheshire Cat The Cheshire Cat is offline
Tech Dude
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Everywhere
Thanks: 530
Thanked 1,092 Times in 686 Posts
Send a message via MSN to The Cheshire Cat
Arrow Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MediumD View Post
As far as best smelling automotive related fluid, that award has to go to PB Blaster.
I agree with you on this. This might be why I can never actually keep a can of the stuff around.

Quote:
Originally Posted by roasted View Post
No way, race fuel is the best smelling fluid. Something >110 octane...that shit is awesome.
Oh my gawd yes! I actually can't wait to get out to the track and hang around the pits. All that 110 and exhaust fumes. *sniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiffffff* it's like heaven.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by -SpectraL View Post
Some people just like to be argumentative about stuff nobody should really give a fuck about.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 04-04-2012, 08:32 AM
Vargus's Avatar
Vargus Vargus is offline
Mass Grave Artisan
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Missississississisississippi
Thanks: 324
Thanked 334 Times in 262 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

lol, it might not be automotive related, but Miriam blue fluid is the worst thing imaginable, especially vintage stuff from the 60's. Just cracking the lid will evacuate a room.
__________________
Where are the clowns? Send in the clowns.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 04-04-2012, 09:12 AM
roasted's Avatar
roasted roasted is offline
Howie Hubler
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Thanks: 1,066
Thanked 1,089 Times in 659 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

^what is that? Gun Bluing treatment?
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 04-07-2012, 04:48 AM
Vargus's Avatar
Vargus Vargus is offline
Mass Grave Artisan
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Missississississisississippi
Thanks: 324
Thanked 334 Times in 262 Posts
Default Re: Worst Automotive Fluid?

Quote:
Originally Posted by roasted View Post
^what is that? Gun Bluing treatment?
Some sort of manometer fluid, like a mercury substitute for precision lab equipment.

Looks like it's made from bromethylbenzenes: http://www.meriam.com/resources/A358...ue%20Fluid.pdf

No wonder it's so pungent.
__________________
Where are the clowns? Send in the clowns.

Last edited by Vargus; 04-07-2012 at 04:51 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
automotive, fluid, worst

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Automotive spraypainting ibetyouvotenexttimehippy DIY 1 09-17-2011 03:13 AM
Automotive Myths Debunked 12Ax7 Gearheads 17 09-15-2010 10:48 AM
Becoming a Automotive Service Technician. Rainycity Gearheads 41 04-25-2010 07:23 AM
Automotive Audio Wire Diagrams (pdf) bornkiller Gearheads 3 03-05-2010 10:53 PM
Random Automotive & Mechanical Thread Kwinnie Bogan Gearheads 25 03-18-2009 07:31 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:04 PM.


Hot Topics
Join our Chatroom!
Users: 8
Messages/minute: 0
Topic: "Only rule: be nice or I'll cut your fucking face off, dumbshit"
Users: 27
Messages/minute: 1.6
Topic: "http://codelove.org :: Below is above in 2 codes 1 love. :: wh..."
Users: 18
Messages/minute: 5
Topic: "http://www.literotica...."
Advertisements
Your ad could go right HERE! Contact us!

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.