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any E-57H problems?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by tree bizz, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. tree bizz

    tree bizz Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Hey guys great site!! I have a 2006 F-350 with a 8 ft. meyers blade and a E-57H pump.I bought the truck and plow new in august of 2006.I plowed with it for the 2007 season and had to have the aluminum base of the pump replaced because the pump motor bolts pulled the threads right out of it!!And then an A coil went,both were warrantied but still it's down time.now at the begining of this season It blew the top seal on the pump and the chrome peeled off on both the angle cylinder rams!!eek oh yea and another A coil ! This last A coil fiasco cost me 2 hrs. and 45 mins. starting at 3:00 a.m. naturally.:nod: The angle cylinders and the seal will be warrantied also but if this is a sign of what to expect in the future I think I'll buy something other than a meyer next time.Has anyone else had a bad experience with the E-57H?What else can I expect to go wrong?
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The E57's are no different than all the other Meyer pumps.... they have the same issues that the Meyer pumps have had for years, (coils, valves, easy contamination) but they usually go more than a year before they have the kind of problems like yours....

    If yours has the newer "square" style A coil, they're known to be failure prone. So the next time you replace it, use the "round" style coil... they last much longer.
     
  3. tree bizz

    tree bizz Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Mine are round.But that's good to know.Is everyone on this site up this late?:D damn snowplowin anyway lol
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I usually am..:nod:

    Maybe you just got a couple bad coils then... was the second one a genuine Meyer coil? I've taken brand new ones out of the pack before that wasn't any good...the aftermarket ones actually seem to hold up better believe it or not. So that's what I use the most of.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2007
  5. tree bizz

    tree bizz Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    yea the second one was oem.Ya know come to think of it the A coil was square.I replaced it with a round one,S.A.M. brand.the other coils are round though.Do you think the blizzards or westerns are better?
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    That's probably one reason you had two in a row fail then. The OEM square coils were pretty bad for that. I've seen them melt right onto the valve stem before...the old style round ones are definitely much more reliable.
    The Westerns are IMO...
     
  7. tree bizz

    tree bizz Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    what's your opinion of the rubber cover that these new pumps come with?I cut mine off when I had that motor problem.The dealer told me they aren't good to leave on anyway because they trap salt and crap.Then I talked to another dealer today who said exactly the opposite:rolleyes:
     
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    You did the best thing you could have done by trashing the cover....they do nothing but trap water and crud under them..

    I've found the only way they help even a little, is if you first soak the pump with some Fluid Film or some type of corrosion preventer before installing the cover.. but you still need to pull the cover off occasionally and clean the inside of it and re-spray the pump again to get the water out..
     
  9. tree bizz

    tree bizz Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Westerns are IMO ??
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Your asking about the coils right?

    The Western coils can be made to work on the Meyer valves..
     
  11. tree bizz

    tree bizz Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Well,I meant the plows,I guess I should of specified.We were talking about coils weren't we:DBut now that you mentioned it how can you make western coils work?I don't even know what western coils look like.
     
  12. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    .. The Western coils have an extra ground terminal on them that the Meyer designated coils don't have. Makes them more reliable and they definitely seem to be a better design. Meyer actually went to a coil on the later pumps that have a dedicated ground, wire rather than depending on the nut holding the coil on the valve stem for ground (just like most of the other plow manufactures have had for 15 years).