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Hydraulic lift Ford 3600

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04-15-2019 15:27:37

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Has anyone used air to remove the cylinder from the hydraulic lift of a Ford 3600 after itís disassembled?

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04-15-2019 17:33:54

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 Re: Hydraulic lift Ford 3600 in reply to Rayans76, 04-15-2019 15:27:37  
I would highly discourage it!

Extremely dangerous!

Best to put the clevis or lock nut on the rod, clamp it in a vise, use the cylinder like a slide hammer to knock it out.

If it's bent or bound up, take it outside, tilt the cylinder part slightly up, fill it as full of water as you can get, get all the air out. Then pressure it up with the water hose, slowly and from a distance.

It should push apart without launching. Still, be careful!

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04-15-2019 16:19:04

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 Re: Hydraulic lift Ford 3600 in reply to Rayans76, 04-15-2019 15:27:37  
turn down the air pressure at the regulator to the point where its all the way off and then slightly turn it up. it takes very little pressure to bring them out (pound or two)make sure the piston will be stopped by something as they can still come out pretty fast.

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04-15-2019 15:55:55

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 Re: Hydraulic lift Ford 3600 in reply to Rayans76, 04-15-2019 15:27:37  
Using air pressure to remove components is not recommended. the compressed air makes several types of machines into large bore air cannons. Jim

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