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Hydro-Fluid?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by SnowMP, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. SnowMP

    SnowMP Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I just bought a MM2 (Used) and I haven't used it yet. Mainly because I'm still waiting for the light harness I need. I installed the pusher plates, isolation module, solenoid and everything else. I pulled every pin, wire wheeled it and greased them all before returning them to their rightful place.Even welded up a nice custom mount for the controls in the cab.(I'll post pics when I've got everything up and running).
    After spending all this time on the plow, I don't want to get the left and right harness installed and then find out I should have done some other things also. Like drain and replace the hydrolic fluid or anything else.

    Is there anything I should do that I'm not aware of?
    Any help would be much appreciated.:nod:
     
  2. SnowMP

    SnowMP Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Thanks everybody:realmad:
     
  3. Gerry125

    Gerry125 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    i would change the fluid and carry spare fluid and parts when plowing. good luck with your new plow
     
  4. SnowMP

    SnowMP Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Filter?

    What about the filter? Just clean it?
    Thanks for the input.:salute:
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2008
  5. Gerry125

    Gerry125 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    yeah i think thats all you need to do.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2008
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Sounds like your on the right track as far as preventative maintenance there Snow...

    Do a fluid change and clean the pick up filter, wipe out the inside of the reservoir good too.

    Check all the weld and bolts over for any damage/cracks or looseness..

    Inspect the hoses for chafing or cracks.

    Clean, grease and tighten all the electrical connections on the plow side.
     
  7. SnowMP

    SnowMP Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Good to go!

    Thanks guys,

    Everythings up and running good! Had to buy a new solenoid because one of the posts stripped. It was the older brass style posts. I took apart the resevoir and cleaned the inside out along with the magnet and filter. Actually the filter didn't even look like it had a spec on it. I wire brushed the resevoir in the little areas where it had rust and primed and painted it. Drained all of the rams then cleaned the o-ring before I replaced the resevoir. Refilled a few times and vwalla! We are getting a dig-cam so I can up-grade my signature with truck pics soon. Next is to weld up ballast and back drag blade.;)

    Thanks again for the input:drinkup: