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I just purchased a 2005 cx 160 excavator. Do I need to use synthetic oil in the hydraulic system? THANKS
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Hi my name isXXXXX will try to help. No you do not have to use synthetic hydraulic oil in the system however you do need to use an oil that meets the Case oil spec for your machine. I hope this helps. Let me know if you need further help with this.

HeavyEquipmentTech :

AW46 is recommended for most of todays excavator hydraulic systems. AW32 or 10W hydraulic oil is a thinner viscosity and is an older spec.

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