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Ok I realize this is halfway tech but bear with me.
I am borrowing my buddys engine hoist and have had it since December. It worked fine/went all the way up before New years and hadnt used it again till a month ago when I used it to hold a block/crank/rods/pistons up while I disassembled it. Ever since then, it wont go up all the way. I think it may just be low on fluid but I have no idea how to add it and what to use. The top looks like it unscrews and I would guess I pour fluid in there but I dont want to over fill it either.
Anyone got any advice?
 

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been there before. Borrowed my buddys.. only he had it on its side so some fluid drained out. Go to the parts house, ask for my hydro fluid for a floor jack. pull out the screw, (on mine is is the one you use to lower it- for $150.. it is worth owning your own :flipoff2: ), and fill it up till it starts to overflow.

All done.
and your buddy will never know.

Garrett
 

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well, same thing happened with my floor jack and atv jack, dont worry about overfilling it cause it wont go down all the way if its overfilled, i just filled it with some motor oil until it poured out, caped it let it down with the screw in then undid the screw and it splash out a bunch of shitty oil, so i guess i ended up flushing it too. yeh motor oil works fine, and its probably cheaper.
 

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f-that, use jack fluid not motor oil or atf...if you do use the other junk you will have to replace all the nitrile o-rings.
 

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Fixed it today, went to the hardware store and got jack fluid, finally found the damn fill/overflow plug on the side and filled it up. And it works fine now:)
 
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