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P38A Bottle jack

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Grrrrrr, Oct 21, 2019.

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  1. Grrrrrr

    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    My bottle jack has burst its seals. Is it possible to fix it? Anyone had one apart?
     
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    wammers No longer with us, RIP Donater

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    If you know the make it should be possible to get seals. Unless it is a Chinese throw away one were you would have to strip it and measure what you need.
     
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    I read it as 'bottle of Jack'
     
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    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    it is the standard Land Rover one that came with the car.
     
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    wammers No longer with us, RIP Donater

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    Strip it and have a look then, although i don't think Landrover will supply parts for it. Bottle jacks are pretty basic things.
     
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    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    Yes but £40 on the Bay!
     
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    Ratae Well-Known Member

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    See if one of the small Machine Mart trolley jacks would suit.
    I carry one in my RRC instead of the screw type bottle jack style thing it comes with.
    Much safer than a bottle jack.
     
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    norseman Well-Known Member

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    Pedantic I know, but can you have a 'screw type' bottle jack ?
    My RRC's have all had 2 ton two stage hydraulic jacks from the factory.
     
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    If you can dismantle it, go to your local bearing factor with the old seals and o rings, will be cheapest option for quality seals
     
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    I had the red P38 standard one with the vehicle. I cocked it up jacking a big tree stump out of a mates garden, think I blew the seals.
    Looked up correct filling procedure and tried with what oil I had at time (diff oil I think it was?) - no luck but still have the jack as spares.
    Intention was to replace it when I see a nice one cheap but have to manage with the trolley jack
     
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    A Mate picked up one at Billing for £10. Oterwise , yes the bay does seem expensive for them.

    Cheers
     
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    Screw type bottle jacks :D
    [​IMG][​IMG] vintage stuff:)
     
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    That's the one. Same one used in p38 and the Disco. For the life of me I cannot remember what I had in the Defender.

    I have trolley jacks but not in the car. It is just in case I get a flat. Currently I have no jack in the back.
     
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    No that is a screw jack. Bottle jacks are hydraulic. :D:D
     
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    They do a specific oil for Jacks.
     
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    They sure do and it is certainly not diff oil.
     
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    To be equally pedantic I actually said 'screw type bottle jack style thing'.
    Perhaps I should have said 'a screw jack that bears a slight resemblance shape wise to a hydraulic bottle jack but isn't hydraulic'
    Parts book says Range Rover 'Lifting jack' Part number 592220 superceded by a couple of later part numbers - also screw jacks - & then by the hydraulic bottle jack.
    Which type is in your car would probably only really matter for the concours competitor
    ;)
     
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    Neither do I, not such worry with my treads.
    Defenders had long bar thing with a leg that would stick out. It fitted into a hole in bumpers and had ratchet that slotted on top - similar to a farm jack
    Was worth a try, least when it oozes out everywhere I can now be sure seals have gone.
     
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    I concede your point, I can't help being pedantic … it's my age :(
     
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    I have a jack in back but the wife wont let me use one anymore since last time I spent weekend in hospital. We have very nice RAC men round here:D:D
     
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