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Different Types Of Skydrol?

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:54 pm
by notdownnlocked
Does anybody know the different types of Skydrol that are offered. I have seen type 4 and 5 but I don't know if they are interchangeable or if they are made by the same manufacturer which I have found that there are many producers. Any ideas or insights?

RE: Different Types Of Skydrol?

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 4:44 pm
by charliecossie
Try Googling "Skydrol" and be amazed.

RE: Different Types Of Skydrol?

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:00 pm
by HAWK21M
The Following Types of Skydrol were Produced:-
Skydrol 7000
Skydrol 500A
Skydrol 500B
Skydrol LD
Skydrol LD-4 & 500B-4
Skydrol 5

LINK

Out here Currently We use LD4 on the B737s.

regds
MEL

RE: Different Types Of Skydrol?

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:49 am
by DaveMc
There is only one manufacturer of Skydrol fluid. There are many that resell it, and that explains why you see so many Google hits. Also, OEMs advertise that their equipment is compatible with Skydrol, producing many more hits.

Type IV and Type V Skydrol fluids can be mixed and used in any proportion, but only on those aircraft for which approval has been granted. Boeing has approved Skydrol 5, and so have Douglas, Gulfstream, Bombardier, and British Aerospace. There are other manufacturers who have evaluated Skydrol 5 and probably would give approval if a customer asked for it.

The current fluids sold are Skydrol LD-4, Skydrol 500B-4, and Skydrol 5.

RE: Different Types Of Skydrol?

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:49 pm
by HAWK21M
Quoting DaveMc (Reply 3):
The current fluids sold are Skydrol LD-4, Skydrol 500B-4, and Skydrol 5.

Light Weight & All Temperature functional is the Key.
regds
MEL