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Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5081119 04/20/19 06:41 PM
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Last year I bought a Harbor Freight jack. It had good reviews, including people that had them for 10 years. Thumbs up from me as well.

Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Linctex] #5081822 04/21/19 02:04 PM
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ATF will probably work too. Just don't put engine oil or brake fluid in your jack.

ATF works just fine.


I'd not use the newer products. At least when first introduced, Dexron VI and plain old o-rings didn't play nice. I don't know if things have changed, but I wouldn't use the new versions, whether GM, Ford, or FCA.

That said, Dexron III, especially the Mobil 1 version, was an excellent hydraulic fluid for cold winter to hot summer use, as in hydraulic garage door actuators.

Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5081943 04/21/19 04:31 PM
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I filled it with STP hyrdraulic jack oil purchased at autozone —$4.99 They did not have the Coastal version.


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Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5082495 04/22/19 07:31 AM
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You can use Hydraulic Jack Oil/Air Tool Lubricant or ATF. Do NOT use brake fluid as the seals are not compatible with brake fluid.

I find that if I want to keep a floor jack for awhile the external seal around the twist valve need to be wetted once in awhile.

There should be a filler hole somewhere on it so remove the plug and orient it so it drains out.

Refill slowly and pump it up and down a few times to get air out of it.


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Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5107817 05/17/19 02:44 PM
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I just did the oil in mine, put STP hydraulic oil from autozone in. The old fluid came out clear and new looking, but this jack is older than I am and its been at least 15 years since it saw maintenance of any kind. Greased it while I was at it.

It's an old astroline, 2 ton. From the 80s i believe.

Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5162158 07/16/19 04:26 AM
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I'd put some Redline 0W-20 in for maximum seal swell from the POE.

Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5190602 08/18/19 05:30 PM
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I can't imagine why you would want to change jack oil. There's no combustion cantamination, no shear from physical manipulation etc. Top it off when low & go with it. I don't know but maybe Amsoil makes something you could feel warm & fuzzy about. There's been Jack's used to jack houses up that haven't ever had the juice changed in them, so I doubt a few thousand pound car wouldn't be much of a problem.

Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5290567 12/10/19 03:46 PM
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Any ISO hydraulic oil in 32 to 68 viscosity range should work fine. Really overkill. ISO 100 might also work.

Re: Floor jack oil recommendation [Re: Patrick0525] #5291902 12/11/19 09:09 PM
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