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  1. #1
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    Default Engine hoist

    So i bought this engine hoist un assembled for like 50$.. it didn't come with a pole item. Its a power built 2 ton hoist, but the piston doesn't seem to work.. is there any servicing that should be done when buying a used one? OR should i just tighten the jack screw more... because it doesn't seem to work lol, cant even lift my roommates weight fully extended haha
    -72 Scout2 - SBC350 with RV camshaft, 4 speed manual Trans, D20 xfer case with CV drive shafts.
    -Dana 44 Detroit locker rear.
    -Dana 44 (out of a 75) Rebuilt /w trutrac limited slip frnt



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    You might be able to find a rebuild kit or replacement for the hydraulic jack. Now you know why it was only 50 bucks.
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    Well im wondering if i may have just not tightened it enough.. since it didnt have a stick, and i didn't want to break the little knob thingy. The thing looks in fine condition.. like used once maybe,iss it common for the cylinders to go bad? Thing claims to have a 4 year warranty, and is made by power built. Is there something to look for that points to that problem? Or should i just take it apart and look inside
    -72 Scout2 - SBC350 with RV camshaft, 4 speed manual Trans, D20 xfer case with CV drive shafts.
    -Dana 44 Detroit locker rear.
    -Dana 44 (out of a 75) Rebuilt /w trutrac limited slip frnt



    ~Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.

    ~T.J.

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    just tighten till you feel it going snub try that.

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    Have you checked the fluid level?

    Any amount of tightening won't do you any good if it doesn't have any fluid.

    First tighten the screw until it is snug as mentioned above, locate and remove the plug on the piston; if oil comes out, it's full, if not; then fill with jack oil until it dribbles out.

    Ensure the piston is at full compression (NOT extended) when you do this.

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    Alrighty thanks guy, ill check into all that when i get back from work.. I gotta figure this out asap ha ha cause i have a 345/727/D300 being delivered this weekend for 250$! ^^
    -72 Scout2 - SBC350 with RV camshaft, 4 speed manual Trans, D20 xfer case with CV drive shafts.
    -Dana 44 Detroit locker rear.
    -Dana 44 (out of a 75) Rebuilt /w trutrac limited slip frnt



    ~Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.

    ~T.J.

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    Got it to work thanks guys
    -72 Scout2 - SBC350 with RV camshaft, 4 speed manual Trans, D20 xfer case with CV drive shafts.
    -Dana 44 Detroit locker rear.
    -Dana 44 (out of a 75) Rebuilt /w trutrac limited slip frnt



    ~Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.

    ~T.J.

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    you'll need that 2-ton hoist for a scout motor!!!

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    That i did already tore the engine down past the intake manifold ill have to get some pics
    -72 Scout2 - SBC350 with RV camshaft, 4 speed manual Trans, D20 xfer case with CV drive shafts.
    -Dana 44 Detroit locker rear.
    -Dana 44 (out of a 75) Rebuilt /w trutrac limited slip frnt



    ~Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.

    ~T.J.

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