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Floor jack leaks

I bought this floor jack about 18 months ago. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Last week, I went to use it and it wouldn't work. Fluid had leaked out from it.
I had another cheapie floor jack that I used frequently for about 25 years and this never happened. Well, it did after 25 years and I threw it away.
I am wondering if these things are serviceable or do I need to toss this one too and get a better quality jack?

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just replace the gaskets easy to do

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Silvie, I wouldn't even know where to find the gaskets. Or what oil to get. I am like Sgt Schultz here.

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Oh, btw, I can take apart an RZ350 engine and put it back together without a manual and it starts on the first kick, so I am not a mechanical moron. Just never, ever had to service a jack.

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Silvie, I wouldn't even know where to find the gaskets. Or what oil to get. I am like Sgt Schultz here.
well drain it take it apart look for the broken gasket (simple O ring gaskets) and then youll know the size to replace..... also google is a good friend just serch its model and rebuild kit

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You should also file off the sharp edge which damaged the o ring, as we found on a similar floor jack.
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Or what oil to get.
http://www.autozone.com/greases-and-...aulic-jack-oil
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Do a Google search.
You will find info for parts sources and how to repair videos for the brand of jack you have.


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The main problem, is that it's a low quality Taiwan made Shinn Fu lift.

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It can be serviced, but it'd be hard to find a good seal for it, and to ensure its tolerances are good enough to be well functional and dependable.
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I solved the issue. I brought it to the recyclers and tossed it in the scrap steel bin
I bought this one for $79 with an awesome on line coupon. 3 ton Low Profile Steel Heavy Duty Floor Jack with Rapid Pumpģ

And I didn't need it shipped. I picked it up at their store about 10 miles from me.
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Have had that one for about 5 yrs. Bought it to put a lift on the Jeep. Works great!
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Have had that one for about 5 yrs. Bought it to put a lift on the Jeep. Works great!
Which one? My new one?

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Yepper... Very handy to have around...
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Oh, btw, I can take apart an RZ350 engine and put it back together without a manual and it starts on the first kick, so I am not a mechanical moron. Just never, ever had to service a jack.
More important ,Do you have an rz350?
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More important ,Do you have an rz350?
Not at the moment. I've had 3 RZ's and 4 RD's including a Daytona Special. Should've kept that one!

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Not at the moment. I've had 3 RZ's and 4 RD's including a Daytona Special. Should've kept that one!
I still have 2rz's. I also had the Daytona special. I lost the special when a car made a left turn in front of me.I think that was my first flying lesson.lol
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