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E-60 Leaking Hydraulic Oil

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by stihl036, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. stihl036

    stihl036 Junior Member
    Messages: 5


    This is my first hydraulic plow and it has a slow leak where the motor joins the body of the ram.

    The guy I bought it from resealed it about a year before I got it and it has leaked ever since. The leaking is getting worse and I wan't to fix it. He thought he may have put one of the seals in backwards. Is this a common/easy mistake to make?

    Any ideas what specific seal is the culprit? I am going to get a reseal kit and attempt to stop the problem. Should I get the whole kit or just the individual seals.

    Otherwise the plow is in good shape.

    Links to a manual?

    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.


    Wade W

  2. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    The meyers website has all the manuals on it.
  3. 95HDRam

    95HDRam Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Get the kit since you will want to replace any o-ring or seal that comes out. Or if you have a Meyer dealer in town they can re-build it. Just got my E-60 Done for under $150.
  4. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,063

    I picked up a back up rig this summer, everything seemed to work ok but was leaking fluid. Rather than messing around with it I sent it in to Angelos for service. They completely disassembled, cleaned/inspected everything and replaced parts with OEM Meyer parts. It ended up costing me $350.00 and they turned it around in 10days. I put it on the truck yesterday and it cycles so much faster than I rememeber, so I sent off my second pump today for the same service.
    Here's a link:
    http://www.angelos-supplies.com/Portals/0/POWER UNIT REBUILD.pdf
  5. stihl036

    stihl036 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    So I started the tear down (my first one) and ordered the seal kit from my local dealer ($85) and I found this....


    Reused Nitrite washers....

    This appears to be the culprit but I found more...I can't find anything on the schematic about this seal. Maybe it was a left over from the last rebuild?


    I pulled the filter and cleaned it with mineral spirits and air. Blow in or out?

    Anyway, I wait for the reseal kit and will put back together.

    Keep the good advice coming.

  6. stihl036

    stihl036 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    When I pulled the motor cover it was full of hydraulic oil. Will this/did this kill the motor?

    There are two plugs in the motor cover, should I remove them to let any water/oil drain?

    Thanks again.

    Wade W
  7. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    I have seen lots of videos on youtube on this part of the pump, sorry I couldn't help more, I haven't ran into this problem......yet!!!! Good luck hope this helps
  8. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    Also use the search bar onm this website lots of info here
  9. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    Also use the search bar on this website lots of info here