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2 ton engine hoist question

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by elite1msmith, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i just bought a 2 ton cherry picker, engine hoist. well wouldnt you know it , while lifting up a plow, the guy helping me let it downa little too fast and the blade touched the side of the cylinder (the hoist) . it knocked off some type of service plug. Im not sure if thats just a cap, if its vented, or close up

    It leaked fluid out, so now i need to A. fill it up, and B plug the whole.

    for some reason i tryied to pumped it up all the way and added fluid as needed to get it to its fully extended position, then i had some high temp silicon, to plug the hole...well when we lowered it a few days later the fluid just shoot thru the silicon, so i either had too much , or it needs to be vented? not really sure

    any help or ideas? the service plug is located about 1/2 way up the cylinder
     
  2. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    put oil in when ram is fulled down or you overfill it
     
  3. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    ok thanks, i had a feelig i did something like that wrong.
     
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    the hole is a breather hole
     
  5. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    so just to clearify, I should drop the cylinder to the ground, fill it up to the hole, then create sometype of breather...possibly foam breather at an auto parts store?
     
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    fill it up to the top of the fill plug....you will never get it to fill to the breather
     
  7. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    im a little confused by this comment?

    ok, lower the cylinder (retacted all the way) then where the plug is, or use to be , fill it with fluid to the top of that hole. then do i cap it off, or does it need some type of vent to allow air to move in and out to take its place while raising?