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Milky fluid in pump

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by fireboy6413, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I must have some water in my fluid in my pump, I checked it the other day and noticed its not full, and the fluid is milky, any ideas on why water would be getting in their. is this something I should worry about, its an 2008 pro plus 8.6
     
  2. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,980

    my guess is motor seal and/or ram wiper/seal.
     
  3. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    but plow is brand new, the guy I bought it off of said he never used it, and it wasn't, Ive only used it 2 so far
    do you think I should drain the fluid,
     
  4. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,980

    seals may be dried out. Try draining and refilling it, use it and then reckeck it.
     
  5. IHI

    IHI Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 245

    My old uni mount would have strawberry milk consistantly, ended up it was coming in through the cylinder wipers.
     
  6. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    im gonna drain it tomorrow then refill it and keep an I on it, whats a quart of western fluid going for now a days any one know
     
  7. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    Should be under $10 a quart, but you will need more than one. If your going to do, it do it rite. Take the hoses of the turn cylinders and work the plow back and forth to drain them too. Then give a QUICK blip right then left on the pump to clear the hoses too. Now your drained! But need to find out where the water is coming in to really fix the problem.
     
  8. IHI

    IHI Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 245

    wanna say like $7/qt....so not something you wanna make a habit of repacing all the time, long run cheaper to flush and fix problem;)
     
  9. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Yeh im just gonna drain and see if it persists, if so then ill take it in to have checked. Thanks guys
     
  10. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    When you drain the fluid, make sure you flush the system completely, clean the screen out good. Brake cleaner with a air gun works great. DO NOT use a rag inside the unit!!!
     
  11. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Power units can collect mositure through normal condensation while sitting unused during the other 3 seasons.
     
  12. IHI

    IHI Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 245

    Yup, that's why it's a great PM thing to flush the system before the snow flies:) Goes pretty quickly after you do it a few times, we just use buckets and hoses to push out old fluid from the rams and suck new fluids in at the same time, cycle them twice and good to go, top off with new, manipulate everything alot to work out bubbles, retop off and it's golden.

    Kind of the same prinicpal used to change ALL the fluid in an auto tranny, take lines off tranny, output into big empty bucket, input into a fresh bucket of ATF, have buddy start the vehicle and watch them exchange, this way the convertor gets completely flushed as well....i'm not big into using chems since it seems the majority of folks seem to have worse problems after varnish lossens and clogs passages.
     
  13. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    if need i have a mechanic who can come to you to service it.