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fluid

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by cecil, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. cecil

    cecil Junior Member
    from CANADA
    Messages: 15

    ok guys i need some fluid for my blizzard plow and cant get my hands on the blizzard brand is there others that is as good or better thanks
     
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    oil

    you can use just about any plow oil ,but if you have to mix it's better to flush it out with a complete change .
     
  3. abbert55

    abbert55 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    I know the older Blizzards used plain ole ATF Dexron. I use 2/3 ATF and 1/3 Marvel Mystery oil mix. This has been in both my Meyer and Western plows for quite some time with no problems to date. You can put a couple of teaspoons of methanol (HEET) or other anti icing agent for antifreeze. There is no need to buy their expensive oils when the pump can't tell the difference!! Hope this helps
    Al
     
  4. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Cecil, Unless you're in a strange part of Canada you temps are much different than Alberts. The pump does know the difference and so does the motor and the alternator and the battery and wiring on your truck.

    Western or Fisher High performance oil or the Boss high performance oil are subsitutes. They Meyer Blue is Closer. Good to 45below F. and still flows good at that temp unlike tranny fluid which is like molassas at that temp.

    Good luck. Jerre

    P.S. Kooy Brothers in Toronto ships throughout Canada.
     
  5. abbert55

    abbert55 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Jerre is right and I would like to clarify a little. The pump and rest of the system can tell the difference in viscosity in colder temps. Thats why I use a blend and not straight ATF. I have used up to a 75% / 25% mixture of the Marvel / ATF oil with no problems in viscosity. If you can find the other oils locally... by all means use them first as Jerre suggested. Do the Marvel if you can't Thanks, Al
     
  6. ahaycoman

    ahaycoman Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 78

    replacement for blizzard oil

    We have NO Blizzard dealer support around here whatsoever within 200 miles and then only one dealer in the whole state that I know of. Used to have one here but now they sell Boss and won't even let you in the door if you own a Blizzard even though you bought it from them in the first place. Anyway, for what it's worth, I added (...not flushed and replaced with...) aircraft hydraulic oil when I ran out and needed to keep plowing...had no other options and that's all I could get in the temperature range. I know I didn't save any money, but everything is still working fine two years later. Something else to consider when the time comes.
     
  7. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    All the DD brands are the same oil, different package is all.
    So that leaves you with Western, Fisher, or Blizzard. Same stuff