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Boss V Filler Tube Broke Off

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by sawtooth, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. sawtooth

    sawtooth Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Boss V Blade 8' about 7 years old.....I broke off and lost the 90 degree filler tube and cap. I haven't looked inside the cover yet but am wondering if the Reservoir and filler are one piece and easy to replace.... I couldn't find a picture showing this detail. Won't have much more snow and might temp just fill it up and plug it with something. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Michael
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,215

    You should be able to use a hyd elbow from a parts store or tractor dealer.
    It's probably a 1/4" or 3/8" NPT or you can just order a OEM replacement.
    BTW the Boss web is a great resource for stuff like this in the Tech Support section.Thumbs Up

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  3. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,071

    Filler neck is a threaded plastic elbow. Replace it with a plastic elbow. I have seen a metal elbow put in then been hit/stepped on causing the res to crack. Much easier to replace a plastic elbow in a storm over a res.
     
  4. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,157

    I lost a filler cap last week. The elbow and filler cap come as one unit now at my "new" dealer it was $3.99 CDN. for both.
     
  5. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,215

    The res is plastic too?
     
  6. djagusch

    djagusch 2000 Club Member
    from mn
    Messages: 2,071

    Res is metal but you get some good leverage against the welds and mounting if you have a metal filler tube. Res metal not super thick, nor does it need to be.
     
  7. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,215

    Having a cheap fitting fail verses a cracked res, I'll take the fitting.
    As a quick temporary repair hyd fittings would suffice, just have to remember switching them out.Thumbs Up
     
  8. NAC

    NAC Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Broke mine twice this year. Make sure you check the bolts holding the pump to the frame. Mine was missing one and the other was loose.