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Air in system?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by cjasonbr, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    My plow is up and i can failry easily push it back and forth and contract and extend the rams about 1/2 way. Does that mean that there's air in the pistons? Do i need to crack both the hose fittings and bleed it out? Thanks B&B and all.
     
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    yes you have air in the rams either crack the hoses or just function it back and forth to force the air out the breather .
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Definitely has are in it. It will help when bleeding if you can park the truck and plow so that the rear of the angle rams are a little higher at the fittings...helps in most cases.
     
  4. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    I already cycled it left and right a few times. I'll bleed the lines tomorrow.

    How do i know when it's full of fluid? I'll probably need to add some more after i bleed it. The sticker says to add it until you can see it in the fill fitting, but last time i did that it pissed out a 1/4 quart on the ground.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Its best to just "sneak up" on the final fluid level. Works best if the lift tower is in the down position during the top off. Wont hurt a thing if it pukes a little out regardless.