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For those mixing and using either the original Ed's Red or a modified version....Dexron III is replacing Dexron II on many dealer's stock. I needed to mix up more of my version of Ed's Red and Cissey picked up a new bottle of Dexron. After putting together my mix I noticed it would not go into solution! The various components would separate into layers! I checked the bottle and found it was Dexron III....I called a transmission outfit and got the answer...Dexron III is a synthetic! They told me it was designed for the newer autos?<!--emo&???--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'><!--endemo-->?<!--emo&???--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'><!--endemo--> You can still find Dexron II if you look for it, but don't use the new Dexron III...it will not mix.
My solution is...2 parts Dexron II, 1 part Acetone, and 1 part high grade kero lamp oil. This mix seems more aggressive and leaves a nice waxy(sp) film. The one thing I have found though...after using it and even wiping the bore as dry as I could..the first one to three rounds go high. More so with cast than jacketed?<!--emo&???--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'><!--endemo-->? So..I make it a habit not to go after hogs or lizards with a clean bore..a couple of fouling shoots work! During the break in of the Marlin 1894P's barrel.. I cleaned after each ten rounds. Now the barrel has had about 300 rounds run through it and I just dry brush or use the copper mesh for around 25+ rounds or so.
Best Regards, James
PS..PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH DEXRON III>>>THANKS
(Edited by James Gates at 8:33 am on May 8, 2001)


(Edited by James Gates at 2:16 pm on May 9, 2001)
 

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DrJoe...I'm more confused than ever....I found a bottle of #2 and mixed a small amount ( equal parts) with acetone in a glass tube, It separated into layers like the #3 did??? I'll stay away from the lamp oil, but my original batch did not separate into layers...any ideas?
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DrJoe....Thank you for the information. I'll get out to the barn and run another "batch", Ed's Red that is. I dumped a stick on jewelers Rouge in a half quart of acetone/dex III..it disolved the stick and now I have a new barrel conditioner????? Works great on patches? You have to shake it up, but seems better than JB.
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