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02-23-2004, 09:50 PM
For those of you with cars that have refillable shock absorbers, I'm wondering what you use.
I have heard 20 wt. oil and a close substitute would be motorcycle fork oil. Never used it but I need to top off my shocks and need some suggestions. TIA.

Dave Russell
02-23-2004, 10:35 PM
Harley Davidson "Hydraulic Fork Oil Type E" works well.

02-24-2004, 09:44 AM
i used mineral oil in mine in my mgb

Dick Sobielo
02-24-2004, 01:16 PM
Moss Shock Fluid
p/n 221-535

Dick Sobielo
02-24-2004, 01:28 PM
Sorry!!!!!! The correct part number for Moss Shock Fluid is 220-304. It claims to be good for Girling and Armstrong lever action shocks.

tony barnhill
02-24-2004, 02:12 PM
Just go down to your local drug store & buy clear mineral oil...its the same thing as what Moss sells!

02-24-2004, 03:25 PM
These are three great suggestions!

Thanks guys,

02-24-2004, 05:05 PM
Two cent's worth, I use mineral oil from the pharmacy.

Winston 67TR4A IR$

Dave Russell
02-24-2004, 06:13 PM
When I got rebuilt lever shocks from World Wide Auto/nosimports, I asked what kind of fluid to use in them. The answer was "you should never need to put fluid in them. If they do need fluid, send them back & we will replace them. They are guaranteed not to leak"

02-25-2004, 12:08 AM
Wait just a goldarn minute there, Dave. British shocks. Guaranteed not to leak.

The check's in the mail.
Seriously, I have had occasion to add oil, due to revalving, etc., and have always used Armstrong Shock Oil, for the street units. It's probably the same stuff as drug store mineral oil, but I figure why take the chance. Penny wise and pound foolish, if you get my drift.
If I'm running levers on one of the race cars, it's STP!

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Dave Russell
02-25-2004, 01:58 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Bugeye58:
Wait just a goldarn minute there, Dave. British shocks. Guaranteed not to leak.

Who knows? This is how they are rebuilt;
I also have it in writing!