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Are the grease gun type hydragas pumps on eBay any.good ?
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I got one off e bay last year.. Waste of money.. It would take 3 weeks to pump up an F that had lost a lot of fluid

I personally wouldn't bother. The valve on the hose is very very poor quality
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Ok - it ain't quick! But, it does work! Great for maintaining the height of your F

At £50 - I bought one (plus £10 for fluid) and have done 4 top ups (including a rover 100 on its bump stops). Works fine for the home mechanic, but obviously not in the same league as the liquid levers series of pumps.
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I've a homemade one here, same thing as the eBay ones because it's just a very slightly modified grease gun. It pumps up my car quickly (and mine was near riding on the bump stops when I bought it) and it has done a few others with no complaints. The only problem is that there is no vacuum function like on the liquid levers and the other "proper" pumps which is something you need if you go to individualise the units or fit new units because it makes sure the system is free of air. However you don't need the vacuum function when you're just topping the system up.

If it's just for maintaining the ride height then go for it as they're very handy to have. If you're planning on doing some more serious work then you'd be better off getting a proper pump, you'll pay a good bit more for one though.

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I have used mine to pump the F up from the bump stops and it worked just fine. Not that quick but not overly slow either.
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I paid £35 for a pump up last year and I think its dropped about 15 mm since so I just want to.give it a quick squirt to get it back right
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I'm lucky my local garage let's me borrow their pump (proper one with vacuum) for free.

Perhaps it was just the one I bought, but the amount of fluid that went in each pump was about one single droplet. I gave up with it in the end
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has anyone localish to me got one that I could give a try before I buy ?
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Carl, I have a proper liquid Lunches one in the garage you could come over to use



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I've recently bought a pump from the main eBay seller and works beautifully.
I've ordered the low-loss version plus an adapter for a vacuum pump (that I have yet to try)

I don't find the pumping time to be particularly long. In fact, I've been able to bring a severely low car to the correct trim height in a few minutes of pumping.

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The Liquid Levers with vacuum are about £500 and without vacuum about £300.
The cheapo variety at around £50 are good value in comparison if you just want to maintain suspension height ,say, once a year. Now that I have two of these cars to maintain I have found mine to be a good investment as the high street garages charge about £56 a time, inc VAT, so a big win for me.
As they say, You takes yer choice.

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Carl, I have a proper liquid Lunches one in the garage you could come over to use



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thanks for the offer Alan - its not that bad - just could dowith a bit of a lift efore we go away in the summer rathr than being desperate
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