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Not ready for tonights snow!

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by JFizzle, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. JFizzle

    JFizzle Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    (Older Boss Power-V)
    I have had a slow leak from a small bolt on the back of one of the lift cylandars. Last night it started leaking more than usual and I was in the middle of a job and the fluid got so low that it started to chatter when I raised the plow. I made three more passes and headed home to add fluid. After that fluid gushed from the bolt. After looking at it closer this morning i realized the center of the bolt was gone. - (I think its called a breather?- dont know what its purpose is.) I replaced it with a regular copper plug, filled the fluid and now the plow will not raise at all. The wings work fine but the plow will not lift. Any thoughts/help would be so appreciated.
  2. lorentzlawnsnow

    lorentzlawnsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    you need a breather back in there. the breather allows the air to escape so they fluid can fill the cylinder.
  3. JFizzle

    JFizzle Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    You nailed it Lorentz. Thank you much!
    I put a new breather in and instead of gushing it just drips.
    Another question for you: if fluid is coming out of the breather then most likely the cylindar is bad and needs to be replaced - is that right?
  4. ShannonS

    ShannonS Member
    from IOWA
    Messages: 96

    Or you have too much fluid in the tank.
  5. lorentzlawnsnow

    lorentzlawnsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    or you could have some bad threads on there, allowing fluid to make its way between the fitting and the cylinder.
  6. wddodge

    wddodge Member
    Messages: 64

    Yes, you are correct. Fluid is getting past the seal on the piston in the cyl. Either rebuild the cyl or get another one.