Why not use hydraulic jack oil?
From: Jason <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, December 09, 1997 3:55 PM
Subject: Subject: Fluid for Armstrong levers :-)
>No I think leaks should be left well alone, what else protects the
>of your car and gives your drive that nice blotchy effect. Mmmmmm
>"Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice Doggie!" till you can find a rock. "
>>Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 17:05:57 -0800
>>From: Pete & Aprille Chadwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Subject: Fluid for Armstrong levers
>>Scott and other interested parties:
>>OK, I'm gonna catch Hell for this, but I run 90 WT gear oil in my levers!!
>>.....Now, I know this'll probably cause these things to
>>leak prematurely, or something, but... why would that be any different?
>>They're SUPPOSED to leak, right? Everything else on my car leaks, so why
>>not the shocks, too!?? ........
>>I would love to hear the flames, though...
>>1973 TR6 CF10732