2 Ton floor jacks

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  1. Magnum Valiant

    Magnum Valiant Well-Known Member

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    Two ton jacks, one purchased in the 70's, the other about 30 years later. Had to add oil first time to both last year.

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  2. Lord Sparky

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    Several months ago, a guy on a FB Dodge Dart page has a jack seal fail, car crushed his leg, many pins. Awful. Seeing his x-Ray, I bought a new jack.
     
  3. Professor Fate

    Professor Fate Push the button, Max...

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    Why on earth would he go underneath the car without jackstands (at the least) supporting it?
    Rule #1.
    NEVER trust just a jack, new or not.
     
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    • RustyRatRod

      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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      Only reason I can figure is a genetic lack of brain cells.
       
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      • Magnum Valiant

        Magnum Valiant Well-Known Member

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        About 25-30 years ago my young neighbor died under his Mopar. He used to borrow the big blue jack shown in my post, but he wasn't using my jack at that time, because I had moved.
         
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        From what I recall, he was positioning the jack stands.
         
      • tinman2

        tinman2 73 Dart 340 Sport FABO Gold Member

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        I jack up the car, place jack stands without getting under car, lower car onto jack stands, the put a little positive pressure back on the jack.
         
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