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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2014, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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1965 impala ss convert What did they use

What oil did they use in the pump motor and cyls
I am cahnging mine Some people say auto trans fluid is good?
Mine had a clear oil in it maybe hyraulic oil or mineral oil
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2014, 10:57 PM
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Trans fluid or brake fluid. If yours is clear, I would guess brake.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-03-2014, 08:59 AM
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Which device are we thinking of changing the fluid in? Power Steering reservoir?

Motor oil in the engine? Transmission fluid for an automatic transmission, or a manual they are different!

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He means the top pump/lines/cylinders. FWIW, there is ATF in mine.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-03-2014, 03:46 PM
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I would use power steering fluid. Power steering fluid and ATF differ very little chemically. The red dye in ATF is used as an indicator of overheated fluid. It turns brown when it gets hot or old. Both are high quality mineral oil based hydraulic fluid designed to resist foaming.

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My parts are new and I used ATF in mine just because i had it around.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 06:34 AM
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Mine came with brake fluid, thats whats still in it. Do not, whatever you do mix, the two. They dont play well togather.
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