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I borrowed an engine hoist from a friend of mine. It won't go up more than about 6 inches or so. I am guessing that it is out of fluid or has air in the system or something, but I don't know anything about engine hoists. I asked the friend who I borrowed it from and he was guessing it was out of fluid.

It has one screw labeled "do not adjust," I think it is a screw-on cap. There is also the wing-nut screw that controls whether the hoist is going up or down. How do I fill it with fluid? What is likely to be wrong? I unscrewed both of the adjustments but I couldn't figure out what does what.

Thank you!

-Ben

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Most hoists are going to use regular "jack oil" usually available where air tools are sold. Take the ram (jack cylinder) off of the hoist and lay it so the pressure lock screw (thumbscrew on yours I'm pretty sure) is up, and unscrew it all the way out. The fluid goes in there. You may want to drain out all the fluid and call the manufacturer to find a fill amount, or just add a little, jack it up, if it's not high enough, add alittle more... etc

You can get by without removing the cylinder/ram if you turn the whole hoist on its side/back/front so the pressure screw is up, but BE CAREFUL... duh. it's heavy and can get awayfrom you quick...

Good luck with it,

Britt

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