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Air retract system converted to hydraulic with ATF?

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Old 06-22-2003, 01:12 AM
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Default Air retract system converted to hydraulic with ATF?

I saw a conversion "kit" on eBay a while back but didn't give it a second look.

Maybe not a bad idea since ATF doesn't compress and air does. Could get messy if springs a leak.

Anybody tried this?


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Old 06-22-2003, 04:16 AM
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Default Air retract system converted to hydraulic with ATF?

Holeshot,

Keep in mind that petroleum based oils will dissolve petroleum based seals/packings. Keep the seals and oils separated by the base.

Petroleum seals/synthetic oil. Synthetic seals/petroleum oil.

O rings are available in several hardness compounds.

Are you considering a pressurized reservoir/accumulator to power your system, weight is going to add up really quickly.

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