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Leaking Hydraulic Hose

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by cclc1021, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. cclc1021

    cclc1021 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    During the storm the other night I had to replace my hydraulic hose and coupler. Later on I noticed it leaking fluid from both ends. Now I have to add fluid a lot more often then usual Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. k5PlowGuy

    k5PlowGuy Member
    Messages: 40

    Did you use teflon tape on the threads when you replaced the hose? If not take the hose and coupler back off and wrap teflon tape on the threads to stop the leaks.
  3. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    That sounds right, k5.
  4. cclc1021

    cclc1021 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    No I didn't use the teflon tape but I will go out and grab some tomorrow. Here in MD they are calling for more snow so I want to be ready. Thanks guys!!!
  5. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Quite honestly you should never have to add fluid throughout the season unless you have a leak. If you have a leak, you should fix it. Wether it's a hose, a seal, a gasket, or whatever they are all easy cheap fixes, compared to replacing a pump, or a motor cause they burned up.