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firedome

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Hydraulic jack oil?
« on: November 08, 2009, 03:01:24 AM »

One a my floor jacks needs a top off - what's the right oil to use? The
man-u-el just says use hydraulic oil... I guess whatever's added has to
be compatible with what's in there... knowin the Chinee, it's probably
some kinda fish oil or sumpthin. 

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 03:10:07 AM »

Hydraulic oil is avalable everywhere, even Walmart.  No biggy and it's cheap enuff.
 
Virgin olive oil (first pressing) works well also.

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 05:19:53 AM »

What is it exactly, anyone know  - 10w or 30w or? ....will check Mall Wart.

I'll save the good olive oil my sis sent from Cali. for salads...



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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 05:53:39 AM »

It's in between a ATF and motor oil.  Sorta.  Has anti corrosion and moisture additives.  It also keeps the seals in shape.  That's how it was explained to me.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 12:25:57 PM »

Makes sense... thnx

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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 12:40:46 AM »

Yesterday I filled up my carjack with some left over ATF. I couldn't reach for the regular hydraulic oil I have aswell for the carlifts because too much junk was in the way... ;)



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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 03:27:17 AM »

My manual says specifically not to use ATF or PSF?





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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 03:55:07 AM »

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And my Manuel says "it's OK".

 

 

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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2009, 04:04:08 AM »

He works cheap, si?

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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2009, 07:19:45 AM »


My jack was cheap too... Didn't even come with our friend manuel.
So it must be ok right?  
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2009, 07:50:43 AM »

Right!  there's more to it than what I described earlier.  But in a pinch. . .
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