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How to Use Your QuickJack
 
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How to Use Your QuickJack

Steve Vernon

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Quick Jack

Applicable Models:

 
Porsche 911 (1965-89)
Porsche 912 (1965-69)
Porsche 964 Carrera 2 (1990-94)
Porsche 964 Carrera 4 (1989-94)
Porsche 964 RS America (1993-94)
Porsche 964 Turbo (1991-94)

Hot Tip:

Work on a level surface

Performance Gain:

Easy access for working on your vehicle

The QuickJack portable lifting system makes vehicle maintenance on the track, and anywhere convenient and lightning fast. The QuickJack can go anywhere there's a level surface and can be easily stowed in the trunk, or back seat of most cars when not in use. Bring it to the track, or drop it on your garage floor, to perform routine maintenance comfortably and in seconds!

The QuickJack replaces clumsy floor jacks and unstable jack stands with a safe, durable and very convenient vehicle jacking and support system. Simply position the lightweight jack frames under the vehicle, push the raise button on the remote hand-held pendant control and in less than a minute, cars and light trucks are almost two-feet off the ground, ready for tire changes, chassis tuning or other maintenance.  This is the ideal setup for tire changes, minor off track excursion repairs, and brake flushes between run groups!

The rugged built QuickJack collapses to a low three-inch profile so it fits where other jacks don't and the no-assembly-required set-up means practicality and portability becomes reality. Because the QuickJack is void of any cross members, it provides greater undercar access and can be installed at a width that best suits the vehicles you'll be raising.

Before attempting to use the QuickJack make sure that you are on a hard and level surface.

The QuickJack is compact and easily stores out of the way.
Figure 1

The QuickJack is compact and easily stores out of the way. The system comes with the compressor and lines (red arrow) along with the two sturdy frames and lift blocks.

Begin by laying out the frames; if you have the room you can lay the frames out so you will drive the vehicle between them but if you are working in an enclosed space like a small garage the low height of the frame means that in most cases you can drive right over them.
Figure 2

Begin by laying out the frames; if you have the room you can lay the frames out so you will drive the vehicle between them but if you are working in an enclosed space like a small garage the low height of the frame means that in most cases you can drive right over them.

QuickJack has provided wheels on each frame to make rolling them into place easier and save you from scratching up your floor.
Figure 3

QuickJack has provided wheels on each frame to make rolling them into place easier and save you from scratching up your floor.

Connect the quick-connect fittings on the lines from the frames to the compressor.
Figure 4

Connect the quick-connect fittings on the lines from the frames to the compressor.

Next connect the quick-connect fittings to the compressor
Figure 5

Next connect the quick-connect fittings to the compressor

Plug your compressor into the wall.
Figure 6

Plug your compressor into the wall. Or if you are using a DC power supply like your vehicles battery, wait until the vehicle is in position before attaching the jumper cables from the battery to the compressor.

Even though the QuickJack has an extremely low profile, always check for clearance before driving over it.
Figure 7

Even though the QuickJack has an extremely low profile, always check for clearance before driving over it.

Use the provided handles to move the frames under the vehicle and align the carrier trays under the lift points in your vehicle.
Figure 8

Use the provided handles to move the frames under the vehicle and align the carrier trays under the lift points in your vehicle.  If your vehicles aerodynamic splitter prevents driving over the lift you can also slide them into position from the outside.  This way you will not have to drive over them.

Use the appropriate lift block to take up the space between the frames and the lift points on your vehicle.
Figure 9

Use the appropriate lift block to take up the space between the frames and the lift points on your vehicle.

This will give you added height along with protecting the under carriage of your vehicle.
Figure 10

This will give you added height along with protecting the under carriage of your vehicle.

With everything in position, use the control unit to raise the vehicle--checking to make sure you have the lift blocks in the correct position.
Figure 11

With everything in position, use the control unit to raise the vehicle--checking to make sure you have the lift blocks in the correct position.

There are two lock-outs on the frames; lift the vehicle until it engages the locking position you want (red arrows).
Figure 12

There are two lock-outs on the frames; lift the vehicle until it engages the locking position you want (red arrows).

With the lock-outs engaged, press the down button on the control unit.
Figure 13

With the lock-outs engaged, press the down button on the control unit.

This will release the hydraulic pressure from the lines and have the frames supported by the lock-outs (red arrow).
Figure 14

This will release the hydraulic pressure from the lines and have the frames supported by the lock-outs (red arrow). Always make sure the safeties are engaged before you start working on or near the vehicle.

Congratulations! You can now work safely and easily on your vehicle.
Figure 15

Congratulations! You can now work safely and easily on your vehicle. Lowering the vehicle is the reverse of raising it.

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Comments and Suggestions:
Bennie Comments: Will the QuickJack 5000 SLX model work with an 1985 930 coupe lift Points ?
August 30, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: http://www.pelicanparts.com/Porsche/catalog/shopcart/TOOL/POR_TOOL_BNDpak_pg1.htm - Nick at Pelican Parts  
wadesbrain Comments: Does this raise a 911 enough to drop the engine?
August 7, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I think you may need the extenders. To be sure, Give our parts specialists a call: 1-888-280-7799. - Nick at Pelican Parts  

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