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Old 10-10-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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Big Foot Levelers

I am having a problem with one of me levelers not going up. I checked the fluid level and if I work it long enough it will go up. Also what do you put on the shaft of the hydraulic rod? Book says not to use WD40. Some say transmission fluid and book says dry silicone spray whatever that is? How do you get rid of the air out of the line?

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Old 10-10-2014, 11:17 PM   #2
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I had a similar problem with one of my Bigfoot jacks but only in freezing weather.
I have heard that lubing the ram (chrome part) does help but don't understand why. We never did this in the 40 years I worked in the hd industry.
I contacted Jim @ Quadra and they replaced the jack in question (it was under warranty) and haven't been in cold weather since.
I guess if problem returns I will lube the ram and live with it.

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You can get silicone spray at any auto supply or walmart. Just be sure to look on it and make sure it is not harmful to rubber products. Some are. That might be a disaster for something like a jack.
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Old 10-11-2014, 06:42 PM   #4
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Or Home Depot or Lowes, e.g.
Blaster 11 oz. Dry Lube Silicone Lubricant-16-SL at The Home Depot
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