Talk:Hydraulic fluid

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Hi can you tell me if hydrolic oil can be used a fuel for the standed diesil moter willy39

Absolutely not. Hydraulic oil is a lubricant, not a fuel. --Mdzink (talk) 20:15, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Are they fluids or liquids?[edit]

Namely, does this definition include hydraulic gases? The intro should clarify. -Craig Pemberton (talk) 23:51, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

I don't think "hydraulic gases" exist. The word comes from greek Hydro (water) and Aulos (pipe) - implying a liquid as the power transfer medium. When air or another gas is the power transfer medium, the term "Pneumatic" is normally used. The general term for Hydraulics AND Pneumatics is "Fluid Power." Mdzink (talk) 21:14, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

You should really have more types of transmission fluids. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:08, 28 July 2014 (UTC)


If hydraulic gases do not exist, should hydraulic fluids then be called hydraulic liquids? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:47, 12 December 2012 (UTC)


Some of the wording in 6.1 - Specifications (eg. an unbeatable combination of the best features for optimum fluid performance) comes across as advertising a little. Perhaps this could do with a little re-wording for neutrality.  caLiber  banter  13:09, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Commercial plug[edit]

I got rid of a load of promotional crap for skydrol+exxon — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:07, 13 August 2013 (UTC)