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E-47 Filter location

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jonw440, Jan 20, 2003.

  1. jonw440

    jonw440 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Ok My newness shows...... How many filters are on my older E47?
    And where are they located. Obviously I have NOT changed or cleaned them in over 5 years......... :rolleyes:
  2. paul soccodato

    paul soccodato Senior Member
    Messages: 430

  3. Mr_Roboto

    Mr_Roboto Member
    Messages: 63

    Be very careful when you put the filter/plug back in. The pump base is aluminum and if the plug is overtorqued it will strip the threads. It's got a rubber o-ring and does not have to be super tight to seal. I found out the hard way, Meyer doesn't make a repair kit for these (probably because of the o-ring groove). I hillbillieized it and sold that truck to a guy that just wanted to do his driveway.
  4. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Actually, there is 3 total. Most people only clean the 2 in the front of the unit. The third one is located in the base assembly, and requires taking the lift ram apart, and removing the reservior to get to it.

    There are diagrams here to explain exactly what I am talking about.


    Additionally, there are screens on the valves (solenoids) on the plow pump too, which should be cleaned. After 5 years, I would clean them. It is best to replace the O rings on them when you remove them too.

    A complete seal kit for the E-47 runs about $75 and includes EVERY seal.

    Don't forget to drain and flush the angle rams and hoses when you change the fluid.

  5. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    If you have the old unit with 2 plugs on the front with the metal filters attached there is a fix if they are stripped out. You retap them to 9/16-18 and use the new plugs and plastic filters. If you have the new ones and strip them there is a helicoil kit avail but it's expensive.

    We keep them in stock though because it's cheaper to fix than replace the base. Jerre

    p.s Chuck nice link