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Gorman Enterprises and fluid questions

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by -STORM-, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. -STORM-

    -STORM- Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I have a 6.5 ft Meyer with a E-47 pump. It currently has ATF fluid in it and I want to change it over to the Meyer fluid, should I just bleed the system and refill it or pay the 79.95 to get it flushed. Also any of the Buffalo guys deal with Gorman, opinions?
     
  2. KSWART

    KSWART Member
    Messages: 33

    Never dealt with them before. I did talk to them at the fair and they seemed real nice. But $80 for a little fluid seems high. I know last time I picked up a truck trader or swap sheet they had specials for like $50 at a lot of different places. Might want to check there first may save you a little cash :)
     
  3. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    flush it your self- its not worth it -gormans is ok -but everyone will rip you off if they can once it starts snowing..........
     
  4. -STORM-

    -STORM- Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    What would I do just bleed it down and fill it with fluid and do it one more time to make sure all the ATF is out.
     
  5. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    i use kerosene to flush mine , if you pick up a unit that has never been flushed you'll be surprised at what comes out-also you'll need to empty out your angle rams too- good luck -its easier to do them off the truck- the kerosene wont hurt any of the seals and it will mix harmlessly with any fluid you put in,don't forget you'll have to bleed the system again -there is a storm approaching for wed-thurs better make sure you have the time .....
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2004
  6. -STORM-

    -STORM- Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I am a Chrysler Certified Mechanic and I am used to working on my own vehicles, I rather just do it myself. How exactly to you do that, drain it, fill it up and drain it again?
     
  7. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    basically - it helps if the unit is warm too, just like an engine,thats why i use kerosene -you'll use alot of it-clean your screens too or replace them......i usually flush a unit 2 or 3 times before you get all the gunk out....