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Slight sign of hydraulic fluid

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Tweak, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Tweak

    Tweak Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    As I was cleaning up my Fisher plow today, I noticed that one fitting has ever so slightly a bit of hydraulic fluid, not even enough for a drop, but just to say the fitting is very lightly coated with fluid.

    I don't think there is a leak, but what should I do about this?
    Can I remove the fitting and use teflon tape and tork it back? I'm new to hydraulics.
  2. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Do not use teflon tape on the connections. Fisher specifically states this. Check to see if it is loose first.

    Next a small weepage is not really critical. You can swap out the fitting or hose but unless is sprays out under pressure I wold not be overlly concenred about seeing a bit of weepage after it sat all summer long.
  3. red07gsxr

    red07gsxr Senior Member
    from meriden
    Messages: 256

    mine does the same thing. im not concerend yet. once i start getting a actually drop i will start worring.
  4. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Oh yeh? I took my plow in to get serviced a few weeks ago, I just looked at it today and hydro fluid is GUSHING out of the gaskent under the motor. I'm gonna call them tomorow but idk how I'm going to get the plow there if its out of fluid.
  5. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,868

    what gasket for which line?

    i know this sounds crazy but did you try putting some more fluid in after you tighten the connection?
  6. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    It wasnt to one of the lines. Its between the motor and the flat surface that it rests on, I beleive the fluid reservoir