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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2003, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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It's not leaking oil. What would cause it to lower gradually? Is it fixable? It's a $50 SamsClub special that I've had for a few years. Made by Allied.

'65 Coupe, 289 2V, 3 Spd., needs a little TLC.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2003, 05:58 PM
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O- boy are you asking for some trouble with a post subject like I ain't gonna' say anything .

I'm sure your guess is the same as mine. The tightening screw for the pressure valve isn't staying tight anymore. Not knowing the mechanics of it I'd say you get what you paid for and its time to get another. Have you tried contacting the company directly? Ya' never know sometimes they will offer a fix or replacement.

Or go see a doctor and get those.......ah you know. ::
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2003, 06:25 PM
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I would recommend that you not use that floor jack any more, and get a replacement. Safety is Job One at VMF!

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2003, 07:13 PM
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You have a bad gasket or a bad valve in there. You can try and get a rebuild kit for it, might only be $10 or so. But I would pony (hehe) up the money and get a nice new higher quality one. I got a 2.5 tone jack with 35" of lift and around 4 feet of frame to get way under things. I got that one at Harbor Frieght (yea, its a cheap jack) on sale for $99.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2003, 11:59 PM
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To open a can of stores sell the replacement fluid for those things...might just be low..but I wouldn't trust it unless you had a good reason as to why it got low in the first place.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-03-2003, 01:49 AM
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If you cant get parts for it....or you can but they may cost almost "as much as the jack" ?? I recommend this jack, and you even get professional quality jackstands for FREE ! [on sale now] - I have one and LOVE IT.

Craftsman 3 ton Hydraulic Jack - #50143 With this heavy duty hydraulic floor jack, an SUV can be raised to a maximum height of 21 in. For extra safety and convenience there are big flanges on side plates.
You get these 2 jack stands for free See more specs on em here Craftsman 3 ton High Lift Jack Stands #50159

[color:"blue"] Beware it does weigh 54.0 lbs [/color] . .
But its worth for this reason to me:
its got a "speedy-lift" design which means it lifts the saddle to your vehicles chassis in only TWO strokes. I like its extra high lift too , 6-21 inches the matching jackstands reach 21 inches too so they work nice together. ie its tall enough to work under your car EASILY even on your side. - fyi >>from the current sales flyer [ last weeks newspaper]
[color:"blue"] I got it on sale like it is CURRENTLY NOW !> 11/30 - 12/12/2003 [/color] ...more than a year ago after having same problem as you. Its $49.99 regularly but NOW it comes with the two jack stands for free. And if your a Craftsman Tool Club Member you get 10% on special tool sales like now. So its $44.99.
Sears has applications at their stores , so they say.See here Craftsman Club Corner I would call the store if your interested, ask if you can get the 10 % discount immediately [if you fill out application to join Craftsman Club], get a RAINCHECK if they are out of the jacks [ so if you must wait for your Craftsman Club card in mail]...if you can wait that long.

Otherwise,if you need JACK NOW :: you can still get the jack and the 2 free jack stands for $49.99 ANYWAY, but if you can get discount instantly, or they make you wait for card you will get it all for $44.99.

from their website:
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To join, stop by your nearby Sears, Sears Hardware, or Sears Hometown Dealer Store and ask for an application, or call 1-800-682-8691. You can also call this
toll-free number to notify us of change of address or lost membership cards.

Been looking for a reason to tell all you guys n girls about the "tool club" anyways so check it out...especially if your already a member [color:"blue"] Save 10% even on sale prices [/color] ! You even get a free calendar every year in November !

See my other post for tire blow out story...this is the jack that got my tire changed FAST.I WILL never use those tiny car jacks[including Mustang Scissor jack ::] for any car EVER...too damn slow and dangerous.

I wanted to add too, my car sat on these jack stands last year for a good 3-5 months under a carport [ damp rainy Houston Fall/Winter etc ] they still looked as good as new even after getting wet in rain etc.They have a very strong finish ! I like those lime green ones on that page above too...they are even taller ! Gotta get those sometime ::

Lol I better shut up now or you all will think I work at Sears [I dont ::]

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-03-2003, 03:21 AM
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Perhaps some viagra?

just kidding.....I believe Sears has the craftsman unit and jackstands kit
for sale right now....

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