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DJ252 hood mechanism

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DJ252 hood mechanism

Post by Geoff »

Does anyone know what fluid to use in the hydraulic system for raising and lowering the hood of a DJ252. The manual lists Red Jackall fluid, but this is obviously no longer available. I have been in touch with Morris Oils in Shrewsbury and they suggest their Golden film SAE20. Has anyone used any other fluid in this system or have any other suggestions?

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Re: DJ252 hood mechanism

Post by Simon Hyslop »

Jackall jacks were fitted to a number of Nuffield cars and at one time I had the misfortune to own a Y type thus fitted - BEU 75. The recommendation in the MG circles as to what to use in place of red Jackall fluid is either motorcycle fork oi l (10W) or red ATF fluid, the latter sort of replicating the red fluid. I think I've seen more recommendations for the fork oil than for the ATF but that might just have been items I've landed upon. A chap called John Lawson wrote the sort of definitive book on Y types and that's what he recommends for a fairly safety critical application so I'd hope it could be a safe bet for a power hood.

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