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    Default Oil for bottle jack

    OK, in the category of "learning from your mistakes," I bought a used Coram bottle jack and turned the valve too far so some of the oil leaked out. Does anyone know how to refill it, what kind of oil to use, and how much? The pictograms that LR printed on the label are useless. - Thanks.
    1970 Series IIA
    1964 Series IIA [sold]

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    There should be a plug about half way up the body of the jack, it might look like a rivet head, but it's a rubber plug. Some of the better jacks had an actual screw in filler. Fill it up with "Hyd. Jack Oil" or just use automatic transmission fluid. Fill only to the bottom of the filler hole, this is messy; lay it on it's side and fill with fluid, then stand upright and see if it's up to the bottom of the filler hole. Done...

    '99 Disco II
    '95 R.R.C. Lwb (Gone...)
    '76 Series III Hybrid 109
    '70 Rover 3500S

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    Thanks, I just tried it and now it works perfectly (and yes, very messy)
    1970 Series IIA
    1964 Series IIA [sold]

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    Great! Now, you're set for life on this job, as most every bottle jack made is similar.

    '99 Disco II
    '95 R.R.C. Lwb (Gone...)
    '76 Series III Hybrid 109
    '70 Rover 3500S

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