[pre-xk] shocker fluid

Hi all
can anyone tell me if an alternate fluid to shocker oil can be used in
prewar lever action shocks? i want to fill up the shocks on my 1939 lagonda
and shocker fluid for this aplication is not availible here in india,
someone sugested engine oil and TQ oil (for automatic transmisions) but im
not sure i want to put them,another friend sugested hydraulic fluid for the
citroen DS(someone has about a gallon availible) would do the job well, but
will it?
Awini Ambuj Shanker
New Delhi
27 Austin 12/4
30 Studebaker
39 Lagonda V12
46 MG TC
66 VW Karmann-Ghia_________________________________________________________________
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