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how to change filter?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by jaw73, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. jaw73

    jaw73 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I have an 1999 8'2 boss v plow RT w/ Smarthitch, I want to change filters. Are they in the hydr. reservoir tank? Whats the best way to change them?
    thanks,jim
     
  2. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

  3. jaw73

    jaw73 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    still couldn't find it in the service mannual
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Screen filters in the reservoir. Slide the pump assembly out of the lift tower and remove the reservoir, you'll see the filters. No need to normally replace them...just a little brake cleaner sprayed through in both directions and your good to go. Give the reservoir a good cleaning while your in there.
     
  5. jaw73

    jaw73 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks a million !!!!!!
     
  6. 80sturgisrider

    80sturgisrider Member
    Messages: 55

    Stop!!

    First--ask yourself if you really need to clean the filters? Is the fluid still clean? If so, probably isn't a filter screen problem. Did someone recommend you do it just cause it has not been done in the last couple of years? Does the plow function properly? I just went thru this with mine (RT-3 straightblade). Once I pulled the pump out, I attempted to remove the 4 little screws that hold the resevoir onto the pump and---SNAP. Figured, well 1 down, 3 to go--SNAP. 2 down, 2 to go. Number 3--SNAP. On number 4, it just came right out--no problems at all. Then the real fun began. Trying to find a way to remove the broken studs (steel) from the pump housing (aluminum) without stripping the threads. I took the pump with the busted studs to a machine shop and they heli-arched a small rod onto the broken studs, heated the aluminum housing to get it to expand and they wre able to get all 3 of them out without goofing up the threads. I was really sweating this. Did not want to buy a new pump for $600.00 just yet. Anyway, once I was out of the woods with the studs, then came finding a replacement o-ring for the reservoir to pump. 2 weeks and finally got my hands on one but had to buy an entire rebuild kit for nearly $70.00. Generally I do not fix what aint broke, but in this case, I was just following what my local dealer recommended even though my plow worked PERFECTLY before this evolution. If you have already gotten into the screens, I just hope you had better luck that I did. ussmileyflag
     
  7. jaw73

    jaw73 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I haven't changed them since I got the plow. Plows working slow. Just guessing there getting pluged.
    I changed fluided a couple times and on the drain plug there was some slug on it. I'm just taking someone's advice on what to try.
     
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Then it certainly would be a wise (and inexpensive) idea to do so. A little brake clean goes a long way...especially on the wallet.