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Old 10-03-2019, 08:51 PM
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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
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:14 PM
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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.
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:42 PM
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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
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:49 PM
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Iíve used hydraulic jack oil. I paid $4.99 for a quart at my local auto parts store.
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:15 PM
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Thanks, all good solutions
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:27 AM
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ATF will work.
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Old 10-05-2019, 01:26 AM
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If you have some 5606H fluid, itís s great hydraulic fluid for riveters, and jacks too.
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