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2 Tonne Wayco hydrolic floor jack wont stay pumped up, imdieately goes back down. How do i check the oil level.

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Lots of times, there is a rubber plug in the side of the casing to remove to check the oil level. Fill up until it just runs out when sitting upright.

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