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Username Post: Bottle Jack Help        (Topic#361639)
belairbob50 
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07-03-20 07:50 PM - Post#2797833    

I have owned this bottle jack for over 35 years. Just recently, the ring that allows the threaded extension to extend, spins and won't allow the jack to extend. (see arrow in photo) You have to hold it with a screwdriver to keep it from turning. Can this be fixed? Any thoughts? Thanks

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CowboyTrukr 
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07-03-20 09:11 PM - Post#2797843    
    In response to belairbob50

Have you tried reaching out to these guys?

https://norcoindustries.com/did-you-know/003-bott l...

Greg

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bobb 
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07-04-20 10:45 AM - Post#2797873    
    In response to belairbob50

mornlikley that ring holds the body of the jack onto the base. the ring threads onto the hydraulic cylinder. seems that maybe the whole cylinder is spinning off the base. i would spin it off clean out all the crap in the bottom and free the stuck parts. that jack probly has a leather cup seal for the cylinder so be careful not to ruin it. old jacks dont use perishable urethane or rubbersomething seals so they last a long time. i had a floor jack for about 40 years till some fkr didnt return it. now i collect a deposit for anything lend cause it will cost me about 600 to replace that jack.

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grumpyvette 
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07-04-20 01:49 PM - Post#2797897    
    In response to bobb

  • Quote:
I have owned this bottle jack for over 35 years. Just recently, the ring that allows the threaded extension to extend, spins and won't allow the jack to extend. (see arrow in photo)
You have to hold it with a screwdriver to keep it from turning. Can this be fixed? Any thoughts? Thanks



I don,t know exactly what your trying to acomplish, but
have you considered spraying the area with brake cleaner,
drying it carefully and using some J&B epoxy,
or maybe tig welding the part you need to stop spinning


but if I had that issue I think ID just spend $40-$70 on a new high lift 20 ton rated bottle jack,
if you get even 20 years out of the new jack its well worth the time and price,
vs screwing with repairs on the old jack




https://www.amazon.com/Hiltex-20206-Heavy-Hy drauli...


https://www.homedepot.com/p/Big-Red-12-Ton-Low- Pro...

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-20-Ton-Bottle -Ja...




IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!


Edited by grumpyvette on 07-04-20 02:06 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
2blu52 
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07-04-20 03:27 PM - Post#2797903    
    In response to grumpyvette

If you have something that works and has for 35 years you kind of get attached to it. Kind of like my wife, she has been around for 68 years!

"PEACE IS THAT GLORIOUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

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grumpyvette 
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07-04-20 06:22 PM - Post#2797909    
    In response to 2blu52

yeah, Ive been married to mine for 51 years now,
when people ask how long we have been married and shes in easy earshot, I generally say

"oh, were not married..... but I let her sleep in my room for the last 51 years....
does that count?"



yeah it's worth the resulting slap to the back of the head

IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!


 
65_Impala 
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07-04-20 07:23 PM - Post#2797913    
    In response to belairbob50

The piston is turning. Fairly common on bottle jacks. Try oiling the threads and spinning it in and out a few times. It it'll turn right out then do that and clean the threads, oil or grease them and put it back together.





 
belairbob50 
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07-06-20 05:00 PM - Post#2798067    
    In response to 65_Impala

Mission accomplished. Took a center punch and put a dimple in at 3 and 9 o'clock. Works good now. Thanks for all the tips.

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65_Impala 
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07-10-20 04:44 PM - Post#2798371    
    In response to belairbob50

Interesting. It appears your old jack has a ring with the internal threads put into the end of the piston. I only recall seeing jacks where the thread was part of the piston.

Glad you figured out a fix. I don't think anyone could tell what was happening because your first picture was taken too far away.



 




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