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Thread: "Hydraulic Jack" oil
01-04-2006, 09:19 PM #1
Is this just 10 wt hydraulic oil bottled up and sold at a high price?
01-04-2006, 09:38 PM #2
Richard, I think so. Personally I've never refilled a jack but speaking from "more sensitive" hydraulic systems that involve pumps, motors, solenoid valves and cylinders, there have been very few made that won't run on AW-32 or DTE-24, without complaining for ~10 years of daily service.
01-05-2006, 03:48 PM #3
It's closer to being ATF fluid then it is to motor oil. I always use ATF fluid to refill bottle jacks or engine hoists. I don’t see why motor oil won’t work in a simple bottle jack, but why not spend the extra buck and get ATF instead.
01-05-2006, 04:09 PM #4
I have used Tractor Hydraulic Fluid to refill my hydraulic jacks. It is basically a DTE-light oil with corrosion inhibitors and an anti-foam additive. I agree that ATF like "Dexron" would also be a good substitute for "hydraulic jack oil". Both Tractor Hydraulic Fluid and ATF have to operate hydraulic cylinders and work thru valves with close clearances. A neighbor was putting together a hydraulic wood splitter and needed fluid for it on a Sunday. That splitter has been running fine using Automatic Tranny Fluid from the past few years.
01-05-2006, 06:43 PM #5
And anyway, who the hell is hydraulic Jack, and why does he need oil?
- Mike -
01-05-2006, 08:25 PM #6
Watch it Mike..... I understand Hydraulic Jack is one heckuva powerful weightlifter!
01-05-2006, 10:49 PM #7
- Mike -