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rebuilding a western cylinder

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by slasky, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. slasky

    slasky Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I noticed my left turn cylinder was leaking between the piston and the gland nut, so I bought a new seal kit. I finally got around to taking it apart and other than a small o ring around the top of the gland not I don't see any seals. What am I missing here?

    [​IMG]0813151253 by slasky9000, on Flickr
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,957

    What plow is this for?
     
  3. slasky

    slasky Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    It is a western pro plow.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,957

    Unimount or ultramount?

    If it's an ultramount, you need the other seal kit.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2015
  5. slasky

    slasky Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    it is an ultramount.
     
  6. slasky

    slasky Junior Member
    Messages: 16

  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,957

    I would say yes
     
  8. slasky

    slasky Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Ok. I found two seals in the nut, one of which was in the kit but the other was not. Now what about the end of the piston. Is it just those two half moon things that seal or are there som rubber rings that go inside. I did not find any when I took it apart.
     
  9. slasky

    slasky Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    looks like there aren't any seals down there[​IMG]
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,957

    The sealing is the 2 o-rings in the packing nut. New style.
    And again that kit you have is for a unimount. Missing that other oring
     
  11. slasky

    slasky Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Thanks. I Ordered a new nut with new seals. I couldn't find just the seals. Hopefully it wont leak after I get it all back together.