Engine hoist problems
My engine hoist cant take the wieght any more had slowly drops the engine unless constatly pumped up.
ayone know where you can buy spares for them all of the pipes look in good condition and the oil was changed.
I think i can just make out that its a Harvey Frost "folding fiver"
I bought a new one for £150 inc VAT and delivery, Clarke hoist, www.toolsbypost.co.uk
Possibly the internal oil seals failing.
We had a trolley-jack that did this at work. one day when I was really bored I took it to bits and fitted new o-rings and it was fine.
Also, check its not just needing bled. Open the valve so it drops to its lowest position, then with the valve still open, pump the handle several times the close the valve and try it out.
It cost me nothing so I would like to get it fixed plus it is a beefy engine hoist so not a cheapo one