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putting fluid in a engine hoist

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by adamforsythe, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. adamforsythe

    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    Hello,
    How do you put oil in a engine hoist?
    Thanks
    Adam
     
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Depends on the hydraulic unit. Some are non-refillable. The one on mine has a filler hole towards the bottom.

    If yours is refillable, you have to compressor the cylinder (to get all the air out) then filler up.
     
  3. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    i found this old brass can with a finger trigger and straightskinny metal spout(straw) that comes out away from it at 90 degrees

    it is for some kind of oil but i use it for hoist cylinder filling, it works good, its not real big it only holds around 6 oz, but its just right


    find something like that at a yard sale or auction or soemwhere :D

    if i had a digicam id show you this one
     
  4. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    like this one prolly...

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    i use one for oiling cylinders on compression tests on the boats.... handy little item...
     
  5. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    look closer...

    Both of my engine crane's hydraulic cylinders have a small rubber plug that looks like a button about 1/2 way up the cylinder..you pry it out and add the oil there...it was missing on one of them,someone put black electrical tape over the hole!..I tapped it to 1/8 " pipe and put a pipe plug in it...I used an nearly empty 90W gear oil bottle and the pointy spout to fill mine up--figured a little 90W wont hurt it,and it does seem to pump up faster and leak less with it in there... :crazy:
     

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