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Fluid Reservoir...GONE after 2 years?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Gicon, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I bought the plow brand new 2 years ago. MM2, SSX. The reservoir is shot, and visibly leaking. I know the oil pans on Fords are known for going bad, but I didnt know Fisher was the same way.....Anyone heard of this??? I wonder how much I am going to get soaked for this part.....
     
  2. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    between 3 & $500 I think. CPW @ the top carries them.
     
  3. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Have you heard of these going in 2 years????
     
  4. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    mine's been good for 4 years (I think) now. Knock on wood.
     
  5. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Its unusal for a tank to go bad that quick. Fisher is pretty good about cutomer support and with a little help form your dealer (if they are any good) you could probably get it covered under warranty. If your dealer wont help, call fisher yourself. Have the date of purchase and pump serial number handy when you call. Remeber to be polite, this may be an issue that is just starting to show up with tanks around a certian production date and they dont yet know theres a problem.
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Shot? You mean rusted out?

    Haven't seen one rot out that was only 2 years old...

    The reservoir's are around $60 or so and easy to change so it's not a major issue to fix...
     
  7. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I am not so concerned with the part or the fix, more or less the reasoning.
     
  8. db27

    db27 Member
    Messages: 54

    Did it fail because of rust thru or did it crack?
    If rust im sure its cause most seem to put the plow away after a ride down a salt covered road and let it sit for weeks or months without a wash.
     
  9. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I dont know why it failed. If I knew, I would have already had the problem fixed....right?
     
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    Not really----Is oil coming through a rusty spot or a clean one ???? Use your eyes---VERY EASY !!!
     
  11. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    What if I am legally blind, than how would I do that? It looked like the drip was coming from a clean spot. Than the drip was no longer. Drip or no drip, there is still no backpressure keeping the pistons from moving unwarrantably.
     
  12. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Ron, can I get you on the radio at KA2IIA ? Lets talk there....
     
  13. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Use your fingers, that's one way my wife gets deals with those situations. If you're legally blind what the he!! are you doing plowing snow. I am nothing if not regularly amazed by the things the blind can do but plowing snow is not one of them.
     
  14. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I can plow snow just fine. Now I may hit more things than you do, or show up at the wrong property a half dozen times per storm, but hey, no one is perfect.
     
  15. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    Pull off the resevoir and check the sealing surface that the o-ring seals against. I have seen a few units have surface rust in this area and is just enough of a problem to cause a leak. It seems the salt gets between the manifold and the resevoir. Good luck.
     
  16. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    The reservoir is shot. It is being replaced tomorrow......hopefully before the snow that is being predicted lands...