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Flushing Meyer Pumps

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Brucester1, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Brucester1

    Brucester1 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    i am new to Meyer plows.i want to flush the pump on a used plow i just bought. i was told to use seafoam. has anyone ever done this? any advice would be appreciated. thank you.
     
  2. dts

    dts Junior Member
    Messages: 9

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    i flushed mine other day. I just pulled the drain plug and waited all was out then put little new hydro in to make sure all out.and mine works fine..
     
  3. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    drain it . fill it with regular tranny fluid . run it again . drain it . use only meyer hydraulic fluid . reason being is that regular trans fluid has Paraffin (wax) in it and tends to harden up the lower the temperature which Meyers pumps dont like .
    also SEARCH how to flush your power angle rams on the blade! have fun , relax and enjoy making great $ during the winter .
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraffin
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2009
  4. Sonic Buzz

    Sonic Buzz Member
    Messages: 38

    i used kerosene an then put meyer fluid back in mine i do that every year
     
  5. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    I use spray brake cleaner . than flush with s.a.m. fill, run don't forget the filters
     
  6. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Who would know better than the company that makes the plows. They want you to use the stuff that makes their plows really shine.

    I can understand changing from Kerosene to Mineral Spirts because Meyer never actually recommended using Kerosene from what I read. But they did say in their previous manual (which has changed), that if you do use it to flush and clean the system, that you should use a Napthenic based cleaner or their Hydra Flush that is wax free to get rid of any Kerosene left in the system and then put in the recommended plow oil. Now the manual is actually saying to use Mineral Spirts or Hyraulic oil to flush and then put in the recommended plow oil. They didn't even mention their Hydra flush which is sort of cutting their own throat being they sell it. So I would assume that getting out all the Mineral Sprits is as not necessary like getting all the Kerosene out.

    If you read all the back posts or use the Search tab, the guys will swear by this and that to clean their systems as well as which oil to use. Logic tells me that if my regular plow fluid would clean it so good like Meyers is saying, then dump it out and replace it, you won't need to flush it.
    Of course I have noticed a lot of junk come out with the flush that didn't come out with the plow fluid. So much for using plow fluid as a flushing agent.
     
  7. Brucester1

    Brucester1 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    o k thanks 4 the input
     
  8. bradt

    bradt Junior Member
    from NW MN
    Messages: 23

    Don't forget to flush your angle cylinders when you flush your pump.
     
  9. Brucester1

    Brucester1 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    and how do you do yours
     
  10. bradt

    bradt Junior Member
    from NW MN
    Messages: 23

  11. Brucester1

    Brucester1 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    it works 4 me .thank a lot bradt
     
  12. bradt

    bradt Junior Member
    from NW MN
    Messages: 23

    and, it works better with a friend helping. i tried it alone and i ended up using a box of shop towels...
     
  13. Brucester1

    Brucester1 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    my thoughts exactly .thank,s
     
  14. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    In Nov. the New Manual was actually saying to use Mineral Spirts or Hyraulic oil to flush and then put in the recommended plow oil. They didn't even mention their Hydra flush which is sort of cutting their own throat being that they sell it. So I would assume that getting out all the Mineral Sprits is not necessary like getting all the Kerosene out is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_oil

    NOTE December I just check the new manual again and it's been changed agaiin. They now recommend using their Hyra Flush or Napatha and to use the Mineral Spirts for cleaning the filters. I guess their throat was bleeding too bad. Just remember--All decisions are made because of Money.