Cary’s Storage: Citroen Hydraulic Blues



Right here is form of an odd one for you. I’ve a ‘71 Citroen D sequence automotive and it appears there is a matter discovering the Hydraulic Mineral fluid for the system. Do you might have any concepts or options for me?



Hiya Mark,

What a cool automotive, in all probability one among my favorites ever made, and sure, I do have some concepts for you. I’ve heard from a few of my acquaintances that the provision of LHM “Liquid Hydraulic Minerale” has turn into somewhat tough and costly to supply. I do know you may get it from Europe, however you’ll have to pay dearly to ship it to the states. From what I’ve heard from different sources you should use MIL-H-5606 in a Citroen system. In case you have been to go that route, I might suggest doing a full system flush, so the MIL fluid is the first fluid within the system and never combined. The opposite choice that folks have accomplished all through time is draining and flushing the system and simply utilizing computerized transmission fluid. I’ve recognized individuals through the years which have accomplished that however truthfully, I’ve combined emotions about doing that and don’t actually understand how a lot I personally belief it. The MIL fluid is just like the LHM with a barely totally different viscosity score. With stuff as vital as your hydraulic system in your automotive I might attempt my hardest to only discover and use the LHM but when that doesn’t work on the market are a minimum of choices.                                 

That is simply my two cents and I might extremely suggest performing some studying and educating your self a bit bit in regards to the totally different fluids earlier than you go full-on making a change.

Better of luck!

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