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Wolf 10-03-2019 08:51 PM

Pneumatic Rivet Puller
 
So I picked up a rivet puller at HF, it calls for some internal hydraulic fluid. I can't find it in small quantities, I need 2 ounces not 2 gallons. Has anybody got a suggestion for a substitute that will do the job? Thanks, Jay

Kyle Boatright 10-03-2019 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolf (Post 1377828)
So I picked up a rivet puller at HF, it calls for some internal hydraulic fluid. I can't find it in small quantities, I need 2 ounces not 2 gallons. Has anybody got a suggestion for a substitute that will do the job? Thanks, Jay

I used brake fluid from the local auto parts store in mine. The pint (?) cost $5 or so.

tims88 10-03-2019 09:42 PM

I was able to buy the hydraulic fluid at Harbor Freight when I bought my pneumatic rivet puller. I had to ask for help finding the stuff, but they had it in a 15 fl oz bottle.

Here it is:
https://www.harborfreight.com/15-oz-...oil-40709.html

rv9builder 10-03-2019 09:49 PM

Iíve used hydraulic jack oil. I paid $4.99 for a quart at my local auto parts store.

Wolf 10-03-2019 10:15 PM

Thanks, all good solutions

Dave12 10-04-2019 06:27 AM

ATF will work.

rongawer 10-05-2019 01:26 AM

If you have some 5606H fluid, itís s great hydraulic fluid for riveters, and jacks too.


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