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Leaking fluid as fast as I can pour it in

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by cameo89, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    I have a 05 Boss RT3 7'6', leaking fluid from pump '' area'' can not pin point exactly where, i burned through 6 quarts in a couple hours, local Boss dealer being a D-bag and saying pump can not be rebuilt after a buddy of mine just had his done a few weeks prior to this from same dealer. I have looked and found a o-ring screen kit for apx $48 am I able to rebuild this myself without to much complication? I feel I'm handy, I have installed all my own plows, swapped engines ect.
     
  2. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    It could be just an o ring under a valve. Does it leak only when it runs? Or all the time? You need to find the leak. If you rebuild the pump and it is a valve body leak it will still leak.
     
  3. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    Take the time to find the leak. I can't find it so I'm gonna rebuild the pump is not a solution.
     
  4. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    After plow was disconnected from truck, there was a huge puddle of fluid under it, I will pull cover tomorrow and try and locate leak
     
  5. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,642

    Just had similar thing on boss's 9'2" power v. Leaked constantly whether using or not. Pulled the pump of headgear and found a one inch cap on the back side had come loose and o-ring was damaged. Oddly I could not find this plug on any of Boss's parts diagrams and the o-ring was not included in the seal kit. Luckily I found an o-ring that fit, tightened the plug up and hasn't leaked since. This was the first Boss I have worked on.
     
  6. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    I will definitely look for that, our snow is pretty much done for season I believe, but I actually went and bought a nice used Boss 8'2' Vee blade to finish up my jobs, always wanted a Vee blade. Thanks for all you info and possible solutions.
     
  7. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,642

    Red shows where the mysterious leaking plug is located on the pump I fixed.

    bs.hydpwr.jpg
     
  8. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Thanks, I'm going to clean off pump and fill with fluid to identify leak.
     
  9. BossEric

    BossEric Member
    Messages: 77

    Hello Cameo89, What did it turn out to be ? Did you figure it out yet?
     
  10. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    No not yet, had a long day, hoping to get to it tomorrow.