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E-47 Cylinder Tank Rust

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 160ClassBuck, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. 160ClassBuck

    160ClassBuck Member
    from WI
    Messages: 37

    Well I failed to change fuid after last season and discovered rust inside the cylinder tank when I went to change it and replace seals.

    I thought of using a fine grit sand paper to remove and thoroughly clean out before adding new fluid.

    Any suggestion on if this is an OK approach?

    Thank you for any advice and Merry Christmas.

  2. hyperpack

    hyperpack Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Rust inside oil tank

    I have repaired many plow pumps and find quite a few of them have rust inside,I usually sand blast them and use a good quality paint and have had good luck,I have cleaned them out again years later and find the paint holds up well.I think it would work well to sand it and wash it with soap and water to get all the grit out and run it like that if you don't have time to paint it.
  3. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    i would just take a wire brush on a die grinder or e-grinder and clean it up. You shouldn't have to paint it if you keep the oil up to proper level and flush it each year.....
  4. 160ClassBuck

    160ClassBuck Member
    from WI
    Messages: 37

    Thank you guys for the reply. I'll try grinding it tomorrow morning before the Mrs. wakes up and see how things look at the end of the season.

    Lesson learned.

    Thanks again.


    Go Pack Go! :)