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MVP question

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by toyman, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. toyman

    toyman Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    I have a new to me MVP plow. Worked great for the first time I used it, however, there seems to be oil coming from the tank. It even appears that it sprayed my windshield. What could cause this, I read through a bunch of the posts trying to find something similar but did not see much. Anybody have any ideas. Could the cap/breather be plugging with snow while plowing? I was stacking snow fairly high. Snow was coming over the plow occasionally.

    Thanks for the help. Toyman
     
  2. toyman

    toyman Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Went out and plowed this morning. The plow is still loosing fluid by the vent/fill cap. Should I assume that the cap needs to be replaced?

    This is the first Western I have had this problem on, any help would be appreciated.

    Toyman
     
  3. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    oil

    might have to pull the tank to see if the oil sump screens are still on and not aerating the oil .
     
  4. michdeere

    michdeere Member
    Messages: 87

    If this is the MVP ultramount version like mine, there is a gray vent cap on the pump/tank assembly. Make sure it hasn't frozen up....unless that's where your oil is coming from. If it is then I'd check out that intake filter/pump aeration theory as posted above.
     
  5. toyman

    toyman Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    I will pull the tank tomorrow, I am going to chang the oil anyway.

    Toyman
     
  6. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,600

    The New MVP Plus has a GRAY vent cap. Check that that for ice. ALSO, check ALL of your lines. My pump came with 5 leaking fittings which I tightened and two leaking cylinders. Shouldn't spray fluid... I know is has pressure under the cap when I unscrew you can hear a little rush of air.
     
  7. toyman

    toyman Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    The plow is not new, I think it is an 04. Anyway, I pulled the pump and found the lower of the 3 filters laying in the bottom of the tank. That should do it, reinstalled and filled with new fluid.

    Toyman
     
  8. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    filter

    should be good to go !