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E-47 stripped threads

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by hot_raud, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. hot_raud

    hot_raud Member
    Messages: 39

    The threads for one of the filters in the base unit of my Meyer E-47are stripped. The hydraulic pressure when raising or angling pushes the bolt/filter out of the hole and fluid sprays everywhere. Can I fix this or do I need to look for another unit?

  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    maybe a machine shop maybe they can re tap it

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    look on ebay theres a used one on there for sale
  4. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    can you have some one put a hella coil in it?
  5. hot_raud

    hot_raud Member
    Messages: 39

    The one on ebay right now looks pretty beat up - there is no guarantee that it'll even work. Until this thread problem, mine worked fine. I'll continue to check ebay, but it kills me to have a pump/motor that works fine go to waste because of stripped threads - although its not doing me any good at the moment.

    What is a hella coil?

    After I take another look at it to confirm that its the base unit threads that are stripped and not the filter bolt, I'll see if I can find a machine shop to do it - it might be a little tricky, tho, because of the hole for hydraulic fluid in there.

    Thanks for the responses.
  6. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

  7. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    just replace the base, heli-coils are just a bandaid and WILL leak

    bases can be had for $75 ish
  8. hot_raud

    hot_raud Member
    Messages: 39

    Replacing the base sounds like the next best option (if a machine shop can't do it.) Is it relatively easy to swap the coils, pump and motor onto the new base?
  9. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I can do it in ½ an hour but I know these pumps like the back of my hand, all you have to do is pull off the motor/pump as one piece, then pull the valve body off as one piece then remove the tank, cylinder & piston, then reinstall on the new base