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fluid change?

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by james1115, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. james1115

    james1115 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 81

    what fluid should I use for a blizzard 810? I have autozone, napa,walmart near me. Thanks.
     
  2. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    You should use the best fluid you can get. I don't know where to get the best ,but it's what you need. I just had my plow act up because of the fluid(860 sw.). I changed it a month ago as I usually do. The first 2 pushes I have had were very wet heavy snow so I thought my slow weak plow was from heavy snow. As the temps have dropped My plow has not improved in it's performance. This morning I went to go and salt my commercials before a small snow fall and my plow would hardly lift off the ground.My motor was straining to even angle left or right. The fluid I put in my plow a month ago was from TSC. sam. brand. After getting some meyer fluid from my local auto parts store and completely replacing ( removed hoses and drained cylinders) it ,my plow worked like new all day. I can't beleive that the fluid would cause this but I have no other explination. I always change the fuid anually but generally only drain ( pump out )the resivour and replace it. I have never had a problem untill now. It could have been something in my fluid left over but I am also questioning the fluid I used this fall. Just my.02
    Good Luck, shaun
     
  3. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    If you only drain the reservoir, you may have had crud and or moisture in the lines. After your second refill, it maybe more completely diluted/flushed out.
     
  4. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    I do always remove and clean the resivoir/magnent/filters. I have never hand any issues leaving fluid in the lines. I did remove all my lines and push the fluid out of the cylinders this time. It was 9 degrees this morning when I started my truck and the plow worked like it should. I never have had something like this happen ,and I know I won't let it happen again. I was probably my fault ,but I ran the plow earlier this season with the old fluid when it was well below freezing, and no problems:dizzy: Any ways lesson learned it's worth the extra time to get it all out. I had a half quart of tsc oil left and the meyer fluid is like pouring water compared to it.
    ,shaun
     
  5. james1115

    james1115 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 81

    ok I tried to drain the fluid today and I have no idea how to do it. I looked everywhere and cant find a drain. I took the 3 bolts out and lifted the whole assembly and took the bolt out of the bottom of the rresovoir and some fluid came out but not much. How do I drain it?
     
  6. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Type : "flush a blizzard plow" in google and use the first link.
     
  7. james1115

    james1115 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 81

    awesome thanks bud:)
     
  8. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    That's a good one.