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Angling ram leaking fluid

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Woodland, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    I noticed on this last storm that one of the angling rams is leaking a small amount of fluid. It only seems to leak when the blade is raised. I checked the reservoir and there is no noticeable deficit. Can I attempt to tighten the large nut on the end of the cylinder or is this likely something more sinister? Is a trip to the dealer in order, perhaps? FYI the plow is brand new this season.
     
  2. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    You may have a slightly leaking seal at the end of the cylinder. Tightening the nut, which is a packing gland, on the cylinder may or may not help. If it's new this year I would head back to the dealer and have then take a look at it.

    Worst case is that the cylinder rod has a slight score on it and has cut into the cylinder seal. That would be rare but a new cylinder should be in order if that's the case.
     
  3. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Took it back to the dealer today. The nut was plenty tight so they replaced the packing. Seems to have solved the problem. No more blue snow!