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Quick Disconnects

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Jaynen, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Jaynen

    Jaynen Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    Not using the search button because I need a post count of 10. Sorry. Anyways I hooked up my plow and was operating it and it seems like its leaking a little at the quick disconnects. Is it normal to leak a little at these, or swap them out and get new ones, they are a bit rusty. Thanks.
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    Not normal at all. They should seal tight after they're connected.
  3. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,976

    Run to delta and grab new ones... you'll run your pump empty in no time... Grab a extra hydrulic line or two with all the fitting just for good measure and carry it with you in your truck
  4. Jaynen

    Jaynen Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    Is it okay to buy stuff from Princess Auto?
  5. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,976

    You can, but I dont know, I always buy all OEM stuff when it comes to snow... Snow is my biggest revenue and I'd rather pay a few $ more and know im getting the good stuff and not have any problems opposited to cheap power fist $h!t from princess... But thats just me, also, your left and right angle cylinders have different legnths of hose... Found that out again yesterday... Luckly I had a brand new longer one just kicking around the shop...

    Quick disconnects are $20 per set from Delta
    Angle cylinder hoses are $33

    just so you know
  6. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Buy both the male and females, and replace all of the Quick Connects, its not worth not doing.

    Triple L is right, stock a few lines also. If yours looks cracked or dry rotted just replace them now, so u dont have to in the snow.
  7. Jaynen

    Jaynen Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    Okay I will do that up and see what happends. I never delt with hydraulic quick disconnects, just for garden hoses, lol, and those always leak on me no matter how much I pay.
  8. mmaddox

    mmaddox Member
    Messages: 57

    You could also look at just replacing the O-rings.
  9. Jaynen

    Jaynen Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    I just replaced them and no leaks now.
  10. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Get a 5 gallon bucket and throw still use-able stuff in it when you replace it with new. It's saved my butt a few times to have a part to fix something at 3 in the morning. I replaced a pump solenoid just to make sure it was new. One went out on the contractors truck. I had it back in service in 10 minutes at 2 in the morning with my old one.
  11. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Did mine two years ago with P.A. ones and no issues.