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MVP issue, and questions.

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by beanz27, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    I have a early 2000's model 8.6 Western MVP. I changed the fluid this year, it wasn't too long after I did the flush that this happened. I used it quite a bit today without any issue, and it only happened once, but it will fail at some point.

    This happened when I started, as in everything was cold, hadn't moved in a few days. I lifted the plow, and when I let off the up it dropped. First thought is a valve is going out. Where is it, and what is it called?

    While I'm here, the center pin could be replaced, it's wore quite a bit, any tricks, or anything to specifically check, or do? And can I grease that pin at all or not?

    Anything I really need to watch for on this particular plow?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,965

    Is it a unimount MVP or ultramount MVP. Not to sure about them but I could point u in the right direction
     
  3. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 734

    You might have to lay the moldboard on its face to get the center pin out and a new one installed. I would not use grease since grease collects sand and road grime that would be abrasive to the steal. I give mine a good squirt of wd40 or such and always wash after plowing.

    Sounds like you have a bad coil that opens/closes the valves. Those are under the covers on the manifold.