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suburbanite fluid level

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by liftedwood85, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. liftedwood85

    liftedwood85 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Just bought a 8 month old 6.8 western for my truck.. blade sometimes struggles to lift, and also isn't smooth goin left to right.. iv got a small leaky fitting on my drivers side RAM.. I'm thinking there isn't enough hydro in the system... how do I check the level to determine if It's low............. open the res. Cap n I can see gears? Clear as day..
     
  2. liftedwood85

    liftedwood85 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    No one?...
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yes it's likely low on fluid. To fill to the proper level remove the breather cap from the reservoir and fill to about 1 1/2" from the top and reinstall the cap. A wire tie makes a handy "dipstick" for checking the level.
     
  4. liftedwood85

    liftedwood85 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Thanks bud, ill be checking n adding fluid sat...... do the fittings on the rams just thread in? I can move with my fingers, the " jam nut"?..
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Shouldn't be able to move either the jamb nut or fittings with your figures. Time to tighten them up a little, there's a sealing O-ring under the jambs though that does the actual sealing so they don't need to me extremely tight. Just a little more than snug is what you're after.
     
  6. liftedwood85

    liftedwood85 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Ok. Thanks. Funny thing is, it doesn't leak all the time... some nights there will be nothing on the ground... others a good amount... are these normal thread or rev?
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    They're just the normal right hand thread.
     
  8. liftedwood85

    liftedwood85 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Ok. Thanks. Funny thing is, it doesn't leak all the time... some nights there will be nothing on the ground... others a good amount... ate these normal thread or rev?
     
  9. liftedwood85

    liftedwood85 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Ok. Thanks for the helpful info
     
  10. TwiceStroked

    TwiceStroked Member
    Messages: 38

    Hey LW85, I heard you were suppose to be @ your fathers last Saturday to diag & fix ur problem WTF happened?????
    DaD
     
  11. TwiceStroked

    TwiceStroked Member
    Messages: 38

    Did you talk to Don?
    What fluid R U suppose to use??
     
  12. liftedwood85

    liftedwood85 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I'm gunna run blue plow fluid.. its in a blue bottle,$7 a qrt.. ill grab 3 and be over sat....gotta weld too..
     
  13. TwiceStroked

    TwiceStroked Member
    Messages: 38

    and I'll be waiting