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Pre-seasonal Fluid Change

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by Daveyboy, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Daveyboy

    Daveyboy Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Is there a filter to change/clean when changing the hydraulic fluid on the 810?
     
  2. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    yes inside the tank one or two filters and dont for get the magnet on the pump
     
  3. Daveyboy

    Daveyboy Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    thanks for the help, where is the magnet on the pump and is it called something else?

    Thanks again!
     
  4. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    If it has one it will usually be attached to the metal center plate on the pump section.

    Be careful when pulling the reservoir off to not damage to oring or seal.
     
  5. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    :DYou have to change your fluid?????? Just kidding, seems like most just overlook this:D
     
  6. Daveyboy

    Daveyboy Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    HA! I'm just big on the preventative maintenance! I just bought the plow so I don't no the history of it. I think the oil is the cheapest thing you can do for your snow plow!!!! Lol.
     
  7. ed salvatore

    ed salvatore Member
    from boston
    Messages: 71

    reservoir removal

    Hi Jerre/everyone,

    I have a 2005 800HD straight.

    Is there an easy safe way to remove the plastic reservoir without damaging it?? I notice Jerre mentioned the O-rings, etc. Is the tank threaded, and screwed on, or snap locked in some way? I've been evacuating the reservoir only for fluid change, and have not flushed the lines. I know I should. Removal of the reservoir would simplify things.

    For the first time last season, I used Fisher blue fluid, since nearest Blizzard guy is a drive. Now, for the first time since I bought the plow, I noticed a small leak when the plow is left sitting, strange????

    Thanks
    Ed
    Boston
     
  8. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    remove the 4 bolts using a 3/8 socket 1/4 drive rachet and slowly wiggle and pull the reservoir and watch for the o-ring on the manifold then remove the angle cyl hoses and move the a frame side to side
     
  9. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Depending on how full the reservoir is you may see some leakage from the breather cap with fluid expansion. J
     
  10. ed salvatore

    ed salvatore Member
    from boston
    Messages: 71

    Fluid Change

    Thanks guys for the info!

    Ed
    Boston
     
  11. Lawnman883

    Lawnman883 Member
    Messages: 85

    What kind of fluid do you guys use? Mine used to have ATF in it but i evacuated the system and was thinking a full synthetic ATF for better low temp operation or real plow fluid. Any positives/negatives people have seen?
    Also if you use ATF what kind? i was looking at Mercon V, Dexron VI, and AFT+4 all were available synthetic.
    Thanks
     
  12. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536

    First thing I would do is get that ATF out of there. Then I would flush the entire system lines, angle rams, everything. Then I would put the Blizzard hydraulic fluid in it. It maintains its viscosity to temperatures as low as -60˚F and IMO OEM products are the way to go.