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68 Coop
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posted 03-03-2005 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop   Click Here to Email 68 Coop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is the main cause of these things to leak down??? I did my tire change, and the jack dropped in height before I was done. Thanks for any info on this.

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA M&M#1240
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posted 03-05-2005 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Poor seals, or a cheap jack. Always use JACK STANDS always.

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68 Coop
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posted 03-05-2005 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop   Click Here to Email 68 Coop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Scoop, I've got stands, just thought it would be OK for 15 or 20 minutes. I'll take and look for leaks, but I can't see any fluid anywhere now, so maybe it's low of fluid???

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William
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Fastymz
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posted 03-05-2005 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
William, I've had two different craftsmen jacks leak down. I've had both replaced twice and they still leak down. Please don't ever go without using jack stands. I have 8 jack stands around the garage. Some times I'll use them all. I know it's over kill.

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68 Coop
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posted 03-05-2005 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop   Click Here to Email 68 Coop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good idea Scoop, and thanks for the time.

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William
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68F100
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posted 03-05-2005 10:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum12/HTML/009081.html

READ THIS!

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68 Coop
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posted 03-06-2005 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop   Click Here to Email 68 Coop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW! Some eye-opening stuff there 68F100. I promise to use stands AND the jack in place from here on out. Thanks for the time, and scary stats guys.

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William
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-06-2005 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jacks are never designed to hold a vehicle up, you should always use jackstands. Never trust your life to a 2 cent o-ring.

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68 Coop
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posted 03-07-2005 01:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop   Click Here to Email 68 Coop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I see that now. I guess it's the LITTLE things that get you hurt. I just took it for granted that a 3 ton jack could hold up 1/2 the car for a tire swap. No more chances with body parts, or worse, my life. Thanks guys, schooled again, but this way is better than the HARD way.

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 03-10-2005 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bunch of years ago I felt like I saved my friend/bosses life we were working in his shop I had a car up on floor jack ,some GI's came in with old merc needed the rear axle spring pad welded back solid.Bill got under the car on a bumper jack and was welding ,I busted my ass and finished and ran the floor jack under thr car and was pumpin it up as it fell off bumper jack,Made him buy me lunch,he said it was well worth it!!

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68 Coop
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posted 03-10-2005 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop   Click Here to Email 68 Coop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bet he still thanks you Bob, deep down anyway.

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William
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