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Floor jack oil recommendation #5080713
04/20/19 11:40 AM
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I have a 1993 Hein-Werner (Winner series) 2 ton floor jack part code# 68041 and never had the oil changed.
How shall I change it? What is the procedure and is your favorite oil?
It doesn't leak..


'14 Toyota Venza 3.5L 88K mi
TGMO 0W-20
PP 0W-20/Fram Ultra filter(spring/summer)


Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5080720
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Hydro oil. I can't remember the weight.

DO NOT put ATF in there.


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Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5080739
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Autozone sells hydraulic jack oil. They will have 1 kind.

Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5080746
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I change every 2 years on all 3 of my jacks. They are keeping me alive, the least I can do. There are 2 types.

Regular jack oil.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Black-Jack-Hydraulic-Jack-Oil-8-fl-oz/17757422

And a "high mileage" version. LOL
https://www.walmart.com/ip/BAR-S-LEAKS-HJ12-Jack-Oil-with-Stop-Leak/16888776

I use the high mileage version, seals are the biggest issues with jacks.


06 Escalade 6.0L LQ9 AWD 167k M1 0w40
03 Maxima 3.5L POS 170k ST HM 10w30
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Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: LeakySeals] #5080752
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Originally Posted by LeakySeals
I change every 2 years on all 3 of my jacks. They are keeping me alive, the least I can do. There are 2 types.

Regular jack oil.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Black-Jack-Hydraulic-Jack-Oil-8-fl-oz/17757422

And a "high mileage" version. LOL
https://www.walmart.com/ip/BAR-S-LEAKS-HJ12-Jack-Oil-with-Stop-Leak/16888776

I use the high mileage version, seals are the biggest issues with jacks.

I am sure I need the high mileage oil since I only use the floor jack 3-to-4 time per year since 1993.


'14 Toyota Venza 3.5L 88K mi
TGMO 0W-20
PP 0W-20/Fram Ultra filter(spring/summer)


Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5080789
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I got some at Wally World; then a bigger bottle from Amazon.
Old floor jacks rock; I just can't pick 'em up anymore.


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Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5080812
04/20/19 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Patrick0525
Originally Posted by LeakySeals
I change every 2 years on all 3 of my jacks. They are keeping me alive, the least I can do. There are 2 types.

Regular jack oil.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Black-Jack-Hydraulic-Jack-Oil-8-fl-oz/17757422

And a "high mileage" version. LOL
https://www.walmart.com/ip/BAR-S-LEAKS-HJ12-Jack-Oil-with-Stop-Leak/16888776

I use the high mileage version, seals are the biggest issues with jacks.

I am sure I need the high mileage oil since I only use the floor jack 3-to-4 time per year since 1993.

Any pics? I have one old orange 2 ton and over the past 5 years purchased 2 Harbor freight 3 ton (64260). I must admit the cheap HF jacks are good. Flawless actually. Like how fast the "rapid pump" works. So.. if things don't work out with the old jack, consider the HF jacks.


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03 Maxima 3.5L POS 170k ST HM 10w30
05 Malibu Classic 111k M1 5w30
Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5080849
04/20/19 02:26 PM
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I just bought a floor jack a year ago. How often should the fluid be changed?

Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5080860
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Walmart has it the cheapest I'm guessing. Probably near the jacks on the top shelf?
https://www.walmart.com/ip/BAR-S-LEAKS-HJ12-Jack-Oil-with-Stop-Leak/16888776


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Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5080867
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I use Walmart jack oil. Replace it about every two years. Just about any ISO hydraulic oil should work. Probably 32 or 46. Oil for this application is nothing special. ATF will probably work too. Just don't put engine oil or brake fluid in your jack.

Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: maxdustington] #5080911
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Originally Posted by maxdustington
DO NOT put ATF in there.

Whoever told you that you can not use ATF lied to you.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Kestas] #5080912
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Originally Posted by Kestas
I just bought a floor jack a year ago. How often should the fluid be changed?


I have never changed the oil in a floor jack or bottle jack in over 40 years of owning and using them.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Yah-Tah-Hey] #5080915
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Originally Posted by Yah-Tah-Hey
ATF will probably work too. Just don't put engine oil or brake fluid in your jack.

ATF works just fine.

Light engine oil (5W-20, 0W-20, etc ) also works just fine and will not cause any problems.

Brake fluid is not oil. ... not even a little bit.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Linctex] #5080919
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Originally Posted by Linctex
Originally Posted by Kestas
I just bought a floor jack a year ago. How often should the fluid be changed?

I have never changed the oil in a floor jack or bottle jack in over 40 years of owning and using them.

I had a cheap floor jack I bought new 20 years ago that gave up. The fluid was black. I wonder if I could have gotten more life out of it had I changed the fluid.

Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: LeakySeals] #5081075
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Originally Posted by LeakySeals
Originally Posted by Patrick0525
Originally Posted by LeakySeals
I change every 2 years on all 3 of my jacks. They are keeping me alive, the least I can do. There are 2 types.

Regular jack oil.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Black-Jack-Hydraulic-Jack-Oil-8-fl-oz/17757422

And a "high mileage" version. LOL
https://www.walmart.com/ip/BAR-S-LEAKS-HJ12-Jack-Oil-with-Stop-Leak/16888776

I use the high mileage version, seals are the biggest issues with jacks.

I am sure I need the high mileage oil since I only use the floor jack 3-to-4 time per year since 1993.

Any pics? I have one old orange 2 ton and over the past 5 years purchased 2 Harbor freight 3 ton (64260). I must admit the cheap HF jacks are good. Flawless actually. Like how fast the "rapid pump" works. So.. if things don't work out with the old jack, consider the HF jacks.



The 1993 HW pic.

24A08AD6-E4C3-40F4-8421-DC279E23E322.jpeg

'14 Toyota Venza 3.5L 88K mi
TGMO 0W-20
PP 0W-20/Fram Ultra filter(spring/summer)


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