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    Default searching for a viscous dampening fluid

    so thick it's like molasses on about a 40 F day, yet perhaps unaffected by temperature extremes...

    and it has to be able to stick and bond to anything it touches... let me know - i'll check this out in the monyatta and thanks

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    Honey might be what does the trick.
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    Honey will get thick and even crystalize out sugar at low temps.
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    I recall seeing different weights of silicone fluid at a hobby supplier. Maybe something thick enough there-
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    I believe Toyota still stocks their viscous fan clutch fluid in 3 grades 3,000 CST, 6,000 CST, and 10,000 CST.
    Give 'em a call to see if they have it, that is if those viscosities are suitable. You did not state viscosity or application.
    I think Nissan is another source, I'm sure there are others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob La Londe View Post
    Honey will get thick and even crystalize out sugar at low temps.
    I keep my raw manuka honey in the fridge. It is thick, but doesn't crystallize at 40F. It is the best honey to eat, but probably too expensive to use as a damping fluid.
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    I balanced the driveshaft in my jeep by pouring a quart of 90-wt oil into it and welding the hole shut. Worked like a charm, smoothed that thing right out at highway speeds. (home-made driveshaft for a custom app)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willy View Post
    I believe Toyota still stocks their viscous fan clutch fluid in 3 grades 3,000 CST, 6,000 CST, and 10,000 CST.
    They do here in Australia. Hobby shops are another source with posibly more choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
    I balanced the driveshaft in my jeep by pouring a quart of 90-wt oil into it and welding the hole shut. Worked like a charm, smoothed that thing right out at highway speeds. (home-made driveshaft for a custom app)
    I like this

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    Non-Newtonian fluid of some sort?

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