The Deluxe Strut Service Tool is easier to use than the standard Strut Service Tool. Typically, the aircraft is placed on jacks. The SUPPLY TANK of the SST2 is partially filled with fluid. As the SST2 is attached to the strut, the pressure in the strut and any foam is released into the RETURN TANK. The strut is compressed and extended several times until the discharge is all fluid. With the strut compressed, remove the SST2 and service with high pressure air or nitrogen.
2 Large fluid reservoirs
Clean and Dirty fluids are segregated
Pressure is released into the bottle so no splatter
Simple and effective
Safer for the mechanic because pressure discharge is contained and hydraulic fluid is not atomized and inhaled
Easier to use because unit can sit on the floor leaving your hands free
Dirty fluid is not mixed with clean fluid
Saves time and mess because there is little or no clean up
This is a slick tool. Raising and lowering the strut 4 - 5 times completely flushes it and leaves it filled to the correct level. It is much better at leaving clean fluid in the strut since the dirty fluid is pumped into a separate container from the clean. It is easy to tell it is working by simply looking at the clear hoses, when the two are the same, or nearly the same color the strut is clean!