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messed up again

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by emtmike, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. emtmike

    emtmike Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 40

    So because everything I touch lately turns to ****….I have a new problem. As you may have noticed, I don’t know much about this stuff. I got my plow with the truck and plow only my own driveway. I changed the hydraulic fluid and filter the other day and seen the last guy who had it was just as lucky as I am. Out of the 4 screws holding the fluid reservoir on, 2 were snapped. Tried to drill out the old screws…that didn’t go so well. So, in my infinite wisdom, I drilled a small hole right next to the old one, put the new O ring on, put a bunch of silicone sealer around the top of the reservoir, and used some new screws to put it back together. I put it on the plow then on my truck and it leaks on one corner!!!! Any ideas on how I am going to fix this mess???
     
  2. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    What are you working on?
    Pictures.......................
     
  3. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    twist it so the corner is no longer on the bottom
     
  4. emtmike

    emtmike Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 40

    For whatever reason, I cant seem to post a pic. I cant twist the reservoir because it is one that hangs down under the pump.
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    First, get rid of all silicone.
    Second, make sure the canister is sitting flush against the motor base.
    Third, make sure the canister isn't warped and the oring surface area isn't rusted and blown out.
    Report back
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Your serious Clark....
     
  7. emtmike

    emtmike Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 40

    htshydraulic.jpg
    This is the best I could come up with until i figure it out

    htshydraulic.jpg
     
  8. emtmike

    emtmike Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 40

    I am almost ready to say the heck with it and put the JB weld to it.
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Dude no.
    What model plow?
     
  10. emtmike

    emtmike Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 40

    Its a 8' HD its got the motor, that I did just put on and it works...yeh me...the pump then the reservoir hangs down on the bottom.
     
  11. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    That's what I thought.
    So go through all the suggestions I mentioned. You know the system us pressurised to 5psi correct.
    Don't jb it
     
  12. emtmike

    emtmike Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 40

    When I did put it back together I remember noticing that where the o-ring went was kind of ugly. I cleaned it up but it was still very pitted around the edges.
     
  13. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Need to clean it all up.good.
    Inside the oring groove, and the canister area. Either fine sandpaper, or fine scotchbrite pad to clean up the ruff areas
     
  14. emtmike

    emtmike Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 40

    OK I will take it apart again. Truth is i am ready to buy a shovel. My swear jar could fund the space program at this point.
     
  15. emtmike

    emtmike Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 40

    So I dident get time to take it apart before it snowed. I filled it up with fluid and it worked ok. A little fluid still leaked but it did work.........until I blew a hose......FML