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Leaking angle cylinders

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by eddy611622, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. eddy611622

    eddy611622 Junior Member
    from N.W. PA
    Messages: 10

    Hi,I have a 80 Jeep CJ-5 with 6.5 foot Meyers plow. For the past twelve years I have used this setup to plow my 1000' plus a couple of parking areas driveway. I bought the plow used with a E-46 pump and two angle cylinders that were clean with no rust pits
    This fall I bought a rebuilt E-47 pump from Stork's Auto. I was tired climbing in and out of the CJ to angle the plow.
    I installed the new pump,took cylinders off the shelf ( where they have been for 12yrs) cleaned,flushed and installed new hoses and couplers from NAPA (aftermarket) topped off the fluid. The first snow storm was 8 inches of lake effect,great test.
    Everything worked great. I even cut my time some. After the floor dried under the Jeep, I noticed a small fluid leak around the packing on one of the angle cylinders. I tightened the nut a little. Next time I used it worked great,but now both cylinders are leaking.So i need to know should I buy new cylinders,have these rebuilt or rebuild them myself ? Also I have to keep bringing the plow back to center after a push. IS this normal, related issue or a separate problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    THANKS, eddy611622
     
  2. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Your seals have dried out.......12 years sitting, no doubt...

    I rebuilt my own...its easy to do...Kits are available
     
  3. eddy611622

    eddy611622 Junior Member
    from N.W. PA
    Messages: 10

    Poncho62,

    Thanks for the quick reply. I'm going to order (2) 1 1/2" seal kits part # 07831 and a quart of fluid. Is there anything else you think I might need? Did you have any thoughts on the second part of my question, regarding the plow not staying centered? Do you think it's due to the cylinders leaking?

    Thanks again. I'll let you know how I make out.
    eddy611622
     
  4. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Maybe...........My plow is old and it does tend to straighten when under quite a bit of load. I have been told on here, that the pump will release under load some........better than breaking something. Might be a combination of both....fix the cylinders and see how it is.