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Fluid, Never seen this?? Western

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by jblair40, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. jblair40

    jblair40 Junior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 6

    Ok changed pump motor, Refilled and cracked each line each side to bleed. have had to refill. could there be that much air in lines or is it something else? Anyone have any ideas cause I'm out of them and ready to break stuff and I can't tell you just how dumb the guys tech is at, (well I won't say where I got the pump) anyway. have any ideas. Should I just keep refilling, I have used apx a qt and a half already
     
  2. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Just keep angling, raising, and lowering. The air will work it's way out... no need to bleed any lines. During this, the fluid in the reservoir may appear aerated... no big deal. Top it off after you have the majority of the air worked out.. which should only take a minute. Then I usually check it again after the first time it goes out and plows for a few hours.
     
  3. jblair40

    jblair40 Junior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 6

    It has been severalmin.

    I'm afraid Ill run the pump dry. Been running several min. and it keep shooting out the overflow port. How much fluid should I expect to replace?
    Thanks for the help
     
  4. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    What kind of pump system are you working on?
     
  5. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    Have western plow light question

    I just rehabbed my 8' unimount hooked it back up and I have no plow lights I have looked at the troubleshooting guide but couldn't follow very well. Everything worked fine last year I am curious if you guys know where I can start to try and resolve this problem?:dizzy: Thanks for your time Nathan:waving:
     
  6. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    Sorry jblair40 didnt mean to post that in your thread, disregard my post I will be making a new thread. Sorry
     
  7. jblair40

    jblair40 Junior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 6

    Lights, Fireman

    No thats cool. Trouble guide is good, but not enough. I would goto wire digrams and chech that main conections were correct oh yah, First check may be as simple as the prongs in the conectors are not lining up that one cost me a 250.00 ticket last year cause my guy was in a hurry after hooking up and drove off.
     
  8. jblair40

    jblair40 Junior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 6

    Cubic, It is a Ultra, Flo
     
  9. jblair40

    jblair40 Junior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 6

    Type

    Its a flostat
     
  10. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    you said overflow port. do you mean the 90 degree elbow with the cap? if so it is full.
     
  11. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    When you say it's shooting out the overflow port, you mean the filler hole at the rear of the reservoir?
     
  12. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Sounds like you went for raise before you had the angle cylinders full. This will cause cavitation in the system which puts air back into the tank making it really hard to bleed the system. Let it sit over night. Check the level tomorrow and top off to the top of the fill plug. Angle the blade several times, top fluid off the go for raise.
     
  13. jblair40

    jblair40 Junior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 6

    Crash, cubic, no lead what you think

    Yes, I needed to raise to get out of area it was in, b-4 doing needed side to side. I did let set overnight and cracked cilander elbows hoping that is an air thing. The fluid is coming out two small breather holes on manafold same side that 3 elbows for cilanders come out of the manfold. not the fill or overflow.
    What you think, thanks
     
  14. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Sure its not coming fromthe fittings themselves, there are o-rings behind the nut that might be torn or the fittings are a little loose.