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swivel fitting leaking

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by tjctransport, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    ok, i know i read about the fix for this just a few weeks ago, but now i can't find it.:help:

    the swivel fitting for the left angle piston is leaking at the valve block, and it will not budge trying to take it out to replace it.

    any hints/tips to get it out without breaking it?
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,943

    Little heat on the valve block. Just a little tho
     
  3. BigDBoots

    BigDBoots Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    I was told to not use heat by my Meyer dealer... He recommended to snap the head off the swivel and use a deep 11/16 socket and gorilla it off
    Eric
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,943

    You can use a little heat
     
  5. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    socket ain't gonna work i don't think, i tried a wrench on it and the "points" are rounded.
     
  6. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,608

    Agree with SS, use a little heat. Do not break out the acetylene torch. Concentrate around the fitting, not on it.

    BigD, what do you think your dealer would use if the pump was frozen? No one is talking about making the pump glow.

    tjc, If possible use a flare nut wrench or some other 6 point wrench. Normally you can pry the top portion off the fitting and use a 6 point socket. Do not cut the fitting, chance of shaving getting into the pump.
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,943

    Deff a 6 point only!!
     
  8. Bashby

    Bashby Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    Channel lock CH410's or a pipe wrench might work.
     
  9. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    allrighty then, this will give me something to do after getting done with the physical terrorist.
    channel locks and pipe wrench are out of the question, because there is not enough room for them.
    i think i may be able to get a set of 6 inch vice grips on it if the socket don't work.
     
  10. Bashby

    Bashby Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    Let us know how it turns out. Didn't you have a fitting broken off in the ram thread going? Did you get it out?
     
  11. BigDBoots

    BigDBoots Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Try looking at Smith Bros Plow in google and see what you can find on his site, he's got tons of info and a super nice person. I would try unbolting it and trying tomorrow after letting the pump thaw
     
  12. JeepCoMJ

    JeepCoMJ Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    I am telling you, pipe wrench.

    Remove c coil.


    You can then get a pipe wrench in. If it is the one closest to the tank, you will have to remove the outer one first.


    Otherwise, beat the top of the swivel off with a hammer, and tap an 11/16 or 5/8 socket on, whichever size it is supposed to be, and then use a breaker bar.
     
  13. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Go to your nearest tool supplier and get a socket designed for buggered bolts. Inside looks like a reverse easy-out. Break the swivel off and use it. If you heat use a induction heater, heat gun or hair dryer, not a torch. Remember the aluminum of the PA block will transfer heat MUCH quicker than the steel of the fitting.
     
  14. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    yup. sheared the angle piston mount bolt, sheared the fitting on the piston, bent the piston mount on the A frame, and bent the piston.

    i still don't know how that happened, there is absolutely no other damage to the plow.
    got that all fixed and noticed the fitting on the pump leaking.


    pipe wrench will not work without taking the block off the pump and apart, the fitting is less than 1 inch from the tank and there is no room to get the wrench on it.
     
  15. JeepCoMJ

    JeepCoMJ Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    I do it all the time, so I think you just have too big of a pipe wrench or don't feel like trying.
     
  16. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Take the other fitting off. I use pliers that are designed for stripped bolts
     
  17. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Google channel lock nutbusters. Mine are a snap on though
     
  18. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i really need to think before i post. it sucks getting old and forgetting crap!!!
    the fitting is no where near the tank, i was picturing the other fitting and the solenoid.
    anyhoo, the 6 point socket worked like a charm. good thing too, because when i went to take the quick connect apart the fitting snapped in half.