What kind of oil/grease for a jack?

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  1. mpking

    mpking Well-Known Member

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    I want to lubricate the tongue jack.

    It got a small hole (1/8 to if an inch?) at the top marked oil.

    What do you guys recommend?

    I don't have anything on hand, so I have to go and buy it.

    White lithium?
     
  2. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Motor oil ....3 and oil ......etc. You want it thin enough to travel down the inside of the jack.
     
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  3. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I just use my old school pump oil can with motor oil in it.

    If I had to buy something, I would buy Rem Oil gun oil in an aerosol can and use the applicator tube to spray it in.
     
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  4. Sjm9911

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    I would go with motor oil. The 3 and one drys out way to fast.
     
  5. mpking

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    Just a sugestion, if it's a hole marked oil, I don't think the heaver grease will get on the entire thing. Grease is good for like gears etc, when you need it to stick and stay put. Or when you need it to keep out the elements.
     
  7. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    The hole says "oil", I would use oil.
     
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  8. MNTCamper

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    Any motor oil, 5WX, 10WX will work fine. If you don't have a small oiling can, I would encourage you to get one. It has a huge number of uses for this application and many others.
     
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