Member Since: 22 Dec 2009
Ive seen many posts on here praising sgs jacks and have often thought they look just the same as the cheap far east ones on ebay and machine mart etc?
Of course they are black with a nice sticker No Illeism here.
My first one lasted around 13 months, but it was used daily, and in all weathers
Eventually stopped meshing to raise/lower, and began to creep down on occasion
Replaced with another 2 SGS jacks.
One handle leans too far forward (small annoyance)
Handle doesn't stay engaged with the square drive in the mechanism
The 2nd jack had one of the bolts work lose, and damage the threads in the jack body. Bodged together by removing the spring washer and smashing the bolt back into what was left of the threads. Seems to have help up so far, but it's not great...My D3 Build Thread
Member Since: 28 Jun 2016
note to self ... don't work under anything DiscoMikey has jacked up Dean.
2011 D4 XS - OBD port protection, RLD spare wheel protector, All LED interiors lights, Timed Climate enabled, iiD tool paired.
2011 D4 Landmark - Stolen from same dealer before I paid for it
2011 D4 GS - Stolen whilst at dealer ... All LED interiors lights, DRLs, Spare Wheel protector.
1996 300Tdi - Eaten by tin worms
14th Jun 2017 4:10 pm
Member Since: 10 Jan 2010
Location: NW Highlands
Re: Daft question...
What weight rating has the scissor jack supplied with a D3/4 ?
About 100kg SWL if you read about the failures!Black 05 TDV6 HSE Auto
Grey 05 TDV6 HSE Auto
54 TDV6 SE Man (killed by me )
Member Since: 03 Nov 2009
I'm using the MB Sprinter jack with the markthegad adapter
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Brilliant solution!Discovery 4 XXV Santorini Black Outback Engineering Edition
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14th Jun 2017 9:05 pm
Member Since: 16 Oct 2011
My car fell off the sprinter jack when changing a flat tyre the other day. Not fun. By look caught on the wheel so no damage, but had to borrow a trolley jack to resolve the situation. Not happy and not sure of a safe solution for flats.
14th Jun 2017 11:43 pm
Member Since: 22 Dec 2009
Did the car roll? if so why? as I cant really see any reason for it coming off unless the car moved.No Illeism here.
15th Jun 2017 7:39 am
Member Since: 03 May 2015
The 3 tonne trolley jack I purchased just over a year ago (2 year warranty, apparently) from SGS has started leaking. When it worked it did the job of lifting the Discovery (and lesser cars) well - large stable base but just light enough to lift at 40kg. Getting back to SGS Engineering, they say that hydraulic seals are 'wear and tear' items so not covered by the warranty but they would send me out a new so I could fit them my self or I could send the jack to them (it weighs 40 kg) and they would see if there was a manufacturing fault not associated with 'consumable' items such as seals. If I try fitting new seals myself, I know it is probably less straight forward than putting new seals in a single line Girling master cylinder and surely by me dismantling the jack, any warranty would be voided? Are hydraulic seals normally exempted from new goods warranty? If you bought new brake calipers and they leaked in warranty period wouldn't you expect a return?
13th Oct 2017 4:55 pm
DN D3 Decade
Member Since: 23 Jun 2006
That is not acceptable, I've got 2 trolley jacks that are each over 30 yrs old, had lots of use, they still work perfectly and don't leak in the slightest, and I've not had to replace the seals yet.....something isn't right, either poor seal material / design, seal material not compatible with type of oil used, and/ or poor machining of any metal parts associated with the sealing surfaces. Utter garbage, not fit for purpose.
D3 owned from new, and retrofitted by me....Front Fogs, Xenons, h/lamp wash, tow electrics, Cruise Control, smooth leather steering wheel, 19" alloys, P017 brake recall, BAS FBHIC, LR013487 oil pump, AF RRS front lower suspension arms. NO WARRANTY for many many years.
my 2 tonne stong arm clarke died this year going down slowly. but it would only riase to 36 anyway!D3 2004 HSE
D2 1999 TD5 Auto GS - Sold
D2 2000 TD5 Auto ES - Sold
D1 1993 200TDI - Most off road fun- scrapped
RR LSE Brooklands 1994 - sold
9th Dec 2017 11:31 am
Member Since: 21 Jan 2007
Still not got mine back and don’t want it back either.
9th Dec 2017 9:08 pm
Member Since: 03 Oct 2014
6 months on mine is still behaving despite being used on a muddy uneven farm tracks..==================================
05 D3 HSE V8 4.4 LPG
02 MG TF 160
03 MG TF 115 Cool Blue Edition
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