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Soquilii
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Sep 15, 2019, 9:58 AM

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I have two 2.5 ton hydraulic jacks and neither will work. Forgive my ignorance but how do I put hydraulic oil into them?

(72-year-old widow going it alone)


Hammer Time
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Sep 15, 2019, 10:17 AM

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There should be a small screw if the side of the piston to fill it. It's a small hole so filling will be slow.



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Soquilii
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Sep 15, 2019, 10:21 AM

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Thank you -

Is this the right oil?

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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Sep 15, 2019, 10:23 AM)


Hammer Time
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Sep 15, 2019, 10:24 AM

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Links are not allowed here and that one was broken anyway.

Regular hydraulic oil is what you are looking for. Jack oil is the same thing.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 15, 2019, 10:25 AM

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Soquilii : You said they don't work? Either bottle type or floor types if leaking out oil there's a problem you don't want with anything I've had and own. If you just can't make TWO work perhaps are a type to use handle to tighten a screw will work and loosen to lower? Both with same issue suggests they are not leaking it the way you need to use them?
I carry about that capacity in trunks so no vehicle's jacks needed to fuss with both you tighten a screw and leave it loose when done fit in a clean case not to mess the vehicle up or move around. Just I don't know exactly what you have and can't. Look at handle for a slot if smaller, cheaper types also more compact,


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Soquilii
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Sep 15, 2019, 10:28 AM

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Oh, I'm sorry! But thank you for the info.


Hammer Time
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Sep 15, 2019, 10:30 AM

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You're welcome



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