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Techical Discussions => General Tech => Topic started by: firedome on November 08, 2009, 03:01:24 AM

Title: Hydraulic jack oil?
Post by: firedome 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. 

Title: Hydraulic jack oil?
Post by: Stan Paralikis 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.
Title: Hydraulic jack oil?
Post by: firedome 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...



Title: Hydraulic jack oil?
Post by: Steve 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.
Title: Hydraulic jack oil?
Post by: firedome on November 08, 2009, 12:25:57 PM
Makes sense... thnx

Title: Hydraulic jack oil?
Post by: Herman 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... ;)



Title: Hydraulic jack oil?
Post by: firedome on November 10, 2009, 03:27:17 AM
My manual says specifically not to use ATF or PSF?





Title: Hydraulic jack oil?
Post by: Stan Paralikis on November 10, 2009, 03:55:07 AM
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And my Manuel says "it's OK".
(http://framedandshot.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/the-mechanic.jpg)
 
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Title: Hydraulic jack oil?
Post by: firedome on November 10, 2009, 04:04:08 AM
He works cheap, si?

Title: Hydraulic jack oil?
Post by: Herman 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?  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
BigBlockMopar2009-11-10 12:20:21
Title: Hydraulic jack oil?
Post by: Steve on November 10, 2009, 07:50:43 AM
Right!  there's more to it than what I described earlier.  But in a pinch. . .