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E-60 Problem

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by tom718, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. tom718

    tom718 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Hey guys I have a E-60. I don't really know the history on when it was last rebuilt, But I decieded to change the fluid. I opened the main drain and ran the moter a bit, alot of white water foam came out. I then finished with adding new meyers fluid ect. I notice that when I bring the blade up it tends to skip. What would cause this? The plow angles left to right fine, but tend to skip while going up.

    Thanks for the help


    Tom718
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Maybe a bent ram?
     
  3. tom718

    tom718 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    It looks ok eye'in it up. ? for you experts... Would outside temp make a differnce? Would thinner fluid cause this problem? I just stripped all the paint off the unit and was just gonna repaint it and but now I'm thinking maybe rebuild time.


    Thanks again


    Tom718


    Anyone here rebuild these for cheap? I got two. One is a E-47 and the other is E-60
     
  4. StorksAuto

    StorksAuto Senior Member
    Messages: 186

  5. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    If there is no load on the system, it can be jerky. Especially if there is air in the system. Lift the plow several times to make sure all air is out. If still jerky, pull the top and inspect the cylinder assembly. I always pull the top off a newly purchased used pump. I have found large amounts of sludge in sump from pump fluid never being changed.
     
  6. tom718

    tom718 Junior Member
    Messages: 24


    Thanks for the tip. I just cracked it open, it looks really good in there, nice and clean. So I then took off the A coil pack and found alot of water and gunk underneith it. I am thinking I might just replace the A valve since I have it apart. You think a stickin valve will cause this problem?


    Thanks Again

    Tom718
     
  7. tom718

    tom718 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Ok thanks guys. Another ? Could I use a 1/2" "A" Valve and coil? or should i stick with the 3/8 stem. What is the differnce between stems?

    Thanks again

    Tom718
     
  8. StorksAuto

    StorksAuto Senior Member
    Messages: 186

    The 1/2 one is a new design it is alot better than the old one but if you are swaping you need to change the valve and coil
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If you found water under the A valve after you changed the fluid the first time then you didn't get all the water out.These Meyer pump have all kinds of areas for water to get trapped and if there's a lot of it in it you usually need to completely disassemble the pump and clean every part and piece in it in order to remove all traces of the water. If nothing else I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you at least flush the system several more times cause if there's water in it when the temps drop she won't work for long.
     
  10. tom718

    tom718 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    The water was between the coil and the valve. Not where the fluid was, I will flush the unit a few more times and I am replacing the A coil and valve to the 1/2 new style. I will report back when i'm finished.


    Thanks guys for the time.

    Tom718
     
  11. JAMES DERBY

    JAMES DERBY Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Did You Check The Filters? The E 60 Has 2 Filters.
     
  12. tom718

    tom718 Junior Member
    Messages: 24


    Yes I did... I beleave maybe it was air that was causing the problem although I did rebuild it. I replace all three valves and coils seeing I stole them for the E-47. Brushes for the moter, Main O-ring set,Paint and Sticker. I did have a problem though with it angling left and right "after the rebuild". It was moving very slow. It turned out that I used the wrong ball for the pilot check valve. Once I took care of that problem it started working nicely.
    I gotta say I did learn alot about these pumps the last two weeks.


    Have a Happy Thanks Giving :drinkup:


    Tom718
     
  13. somm

    somm Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    at about $250 per rebuild around here, as compared to a rebuilt & warranted replacement pump installed at a round $1500 - amen, post #4 !