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Big Screw-up

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by marjamr, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. marjamr

    marjamr Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Boy did I mess up. I just brought my plow(Western Midweight Ultramount with aFloStat hydraulic system) home from a flush and fill at my local Western dealer. I thought the blade had excessive play side to side indicating air in the system. I lowered the blade and pushed the lifting arm all the way down and let it sit overnight. Today I went out to check the fluid level and top up the fluid if necessary. I meant to remove the fill plug to check the fluid level but instead I removed one of the star shaped plugs in the back of the motor housing (I know, I know, what an idiot.) I tried to replace the plug as soon as I realized what I had done but the plug would not screw back in. There was a solid white surface where there should have been a threaded hole. I panicked and raised the plow to see if the hole would realign. Disaster. Now:crying there is a gaping open hole with nothing there to thread the plug into. I have checked all my owner's manuals and even PDF's on the web of FloStat parts and I can't determine what those star shaped bolts are for or how to re-install them. Any advice? And please don't be to harsh. TIA.:cry: