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Leaky Pistons

Discussion in 'SNO-PRO PLOW AND ACCESSORIES by Curtis' started by ChevKid03, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    I found today when doing a little maintenance to the used plow I just bought that the right side and top lift pistons are leaking a small amount. I tightened up the "nuts" very snuggly without going CRAZY. I noticed that they still leak a bit when moving around. How normal is this? I'm new to the plow world and this is my first plow. I bought it used from a neighbor who BARELY used it. And when i say barely I mean it.... He had it on his 04 2500 and he didn't like the way it sagged and it made his truck run VERY hot... So anyway, I'm thinking that the reason that it's leaking is because of lack of use... It looks BRAND NEW but leaks.... It was stored outside since new (he bought it winter of 05), but he did cover it and give it air to breathe.... How hard is it to fix these pistons? It seems to be leaking right where the shaft goes into the housing.... Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated... I don't want to run it too much with it leaking..... especially with the price of oil for these things....