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    Does anyone here know where I can purchase shock absorber oil?

    Would Motorcycle Fork Oil be the same thing?

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    Richard,

    Be careful.

    I was talking to a guy at an oil company the other day regarding those leak stoppers they use in power steerings and he was giving me a rough comparison between P/S fluid and Dex3 which are pretty much the same stuff, but he did make the comment that if someone had a really bad leak in a power steering ram that they may fix it by using motorbike fork oil as "it has some pretty serious seal swelling additives in it these days."

    Wouldn't "Tellus" oil from anyone involved with I think it's fork-lifts be potentially a better starter?


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    Fork oil is available from Castrol. They have various grades - 10, 20 and I think 30. Depending on what you want it for you could also use LHM (Citroen hydraulic fluid). If its for lever arm shocks, do not go too heavy as this can damage the internals. I would start with 10 grade first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graham800
    Fork oil is available from Castrol. They have various grades - 10, 20 and I think 30. Depending on what you want it for you could also use LHM (Citroen hydraulic fluid). If its for lever arm shocks, do not go too heavy as this can damage the internals. I would start with 10 grade first.
    Graham
    They are for an adjustable telescopic damper that I disassembled.

    10wt fork oil sounds the go...

    I'll just drain the other one and fill them both with the same fluid so I know they will react the same...

    If they are too soft I'll try a 20wt

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