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changed oil in western plow pump..

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by fshymn, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. fshymn

    fshymn Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    i had contaminated hydraulic oil in my plow pump......just drained it out....hoses....pistons....everything.....Now I put it all back together and filled the reservoir....should i just turn it back on and let the oil fill the hoses, pistons, etc. and then add more oil to the reservoir or am i going to burn something out?.....please advise....thanks:dizzy:
     
  2. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    i'm not sure what the correct method would be but i always just fill up the resevoir then raide the blade, lower the blade, check the resevoir then rsise and angle the blade a couple of times, let it down, let it sit for a few minutes then check it again.
     
  3. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Angle left and right several times, top off fluid then raise.
     
  4. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    thanks crash, now i know the correct way :) wonder if i'll be able to teach my dad that:confused: lol
     
  5. fshymn

    fshymn Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    got it guys.....thanks for the feedback.....all good for the next snow:yow!: