Started by Nvy, July 31, 2022, 11:03
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Quote from: Nvy on July 31, 2022, 11:03Looking for a budget low profile floor jack, please recommend anything that you have tried. Should be able to lift 2 tons as will be used for tyres change too.I want to sorn the car for couple of years so have to change the oil prior to that.
Quote from: Joesson on July 31, 2022, 13:14In 2014 I bought a 2 tonne trolley jack, from SGS Engineering Solutions for about £75. ref TJL2 JSR X2. Typically I use to lift each end of the car onto axle stands for SORN over winter and then to lower it again in the spring. That is around 4 x 2 = 8 operations a year. Outside of the warranty after perhaps 3 years, 24 operations , the yoke that connects the lever to the head of the pump opened up and came off. Not too difficult to repair, by disassembling and closing the yoke tight again in the vice and reassemble, but it is now a yearly fix!So, not recommended, but likely a fault on other low cost jacks. If you can see before you buy the yoke on my jack is made from a piece of 2mm or so thick sheet metal simply folded to form a . This needs to be a thicker and or reinforced or otherwise formed material.If you intend to SORN for 2 years you will likely want to keep the tyres off the floor and you will need axle stands also. Those that came with the jack have been fine for that Your battery will need some TLC if unused for 2 yearsWhat to do with the fuel? I would also think about preparing the engine for dormancy.
Quote from: Nvy on July 31, 2022, 13:19What do you mean by preparing the engine? Fuel is at the half atm and already put some fuel fixer in it but will drain it somehow when I will register again. Can I get into the car to disassemble seats and roof if its on jack stands?
Quote from: MikeBoo on September 22, 2022, 19:51Rather than start a new topic, can you let me know what you got in the end because I'm also looking for a low profile trolley jack.I'm fed up using my 35+ year old Half rods basic trolley jack because it's a struggle getting it under the jack point of the 2 (it also didn't fit under my Mini R53 jack points, but I just used a plank on the sill to lift one side at at time) and also it doesn't lift high enough to be of any real use.
Quote from: cptspaulding on September 23, 2022, 08:52I tried budget with the Halfords jack but it didn't take long before it started to lower itself (slowly) almost immediately after lifting. Decided I needed something more reliable so spent a couple of hundred on a decent Sealey jack.https://www.sealey.co.uk/product/5637173235/225-tonne-low-profile-trolley-jack-with-rocket-lift---orangeNot sure if that counts as budget, but it's robust if a bit heavy.