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Old November 2nd, 2007, 05:40 PM   #1
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jack is low and i dont feel like going to murrays
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 05:41 PM   #2
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Should be able to use powersteering or transfluid.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 05:42 PM   #3
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Atf.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 06:23 PM   #4
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ATF x2
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 06:45 PM   #5
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It is just a jack any kind of oil would work but atf probably the best
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 09:46 PM   #6
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It is just a jack any kind of oil would work but atf probably the best
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 12:07 AM   #7
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mineral oil works too.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 12:09 AM   #8
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Don't use ATF+4 it will probably kill the seals in it.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 10:48 AM   #9
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Mine's got power steering fluid in it and it works okay. Comes back down a little faster than it used to though.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 10:49 AM   #10
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DOT 3 break fluid, thats what we have in our bottle jack.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 11:06 AM   #11
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Doesn't brake fluid absorb moisture, increasing its compressability?
(I think that's the right way to say that...)
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Fluids don't compress that's why they work so well as a way of trasfering energy
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 11:21 AM   #13
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It could, but it works in our jack.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 11:53 AM   #14
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absorb Moisture yes, increas compressablity, NO water dose not compress well either:miff:
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 11:56 AM   #15
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hydroscopic or hygro
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