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Meyers e 57 h trouble

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by bwlpm, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. bwlpm

    bwlpm Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    both my brother and myself have the e 57 h pump and we both have the same problem. the fluid is drained at the beginning of the season and replaced with meyers fluid. throughout the season the pump will freeze up. bring the plow into the heat for a while and your good to go for awhile, sometimes we will drain the fluid along with putting it in the heat but it still freezes up. as you know lost time is lost money. any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    Did you drain the cylinders and hoses also?
  3. bwlpm

    bwlpm Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    yes the fluid was completely drained and allowed to sit in the heat for a while
  4. artic429

    artic429 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    the whole system was flushed. angle rams, hoses and pump and it still freezes?
  5. bwlpm

    bwlpm Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    yup and it is not always at bitter cold temps
  6. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    sound like you have a bad seal and are sucking in water. does it leak anywhere?
  7. bwlpm

    bwlpm Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    no it dosen't seem to be leaking fluid anywhere and both pumps seem to have had the same problem from the first season on. this morning we had single digit lows and when i started the truck and went to lift the plow and angle it it worked fine... went to the carwash to spray the truck down and as i was leaving it was frozen. got back to the shop and put a torpedo heater on it outside for maybe 15 -20 minutes and again it worked fine.
  8. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    I have a 57 and today it was -11 and mine was sluggish but not frozen and i have had this pump since 04 and it sits outside 365 days a year so. i drove it maybe 10 miles had a DR appt this morning got there and it still wasnt frozen. I change my fuild when i get around to usally befor the season.
  9. bwlpm

    bwlpm Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    plow still seems to be freezing up. after about 5-10 minutes with the torpedo heater blasting on the pump it is fully functioning. talked to a guy who plows in upstate new york and he suggested that i either punch a hole in the filter screens or just totally remove them. any thoughts?
  10. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    you have to be pulling in water from somewhere. are the angle rams or lift ram pitted/rusty? top seal good, 3 little rings on the bolts on the cap? it cant freeze up unless water is present.
    removing the screens will let dirt into the pump. next time it freezes, pull the screens and see if ice is present. if yes, leave them out and see if it runs.
  11. Patssfan

    Patssfan Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I've got a E57 that continually freezes up in sub zero. I know this is an old thread. Is there anyway to tell whether the lift ram top seal is bad as well as the 3 rings on the bolts without pulling it apart? I bought a seal kit and thought about replacing the ram arm seal. I hate to spend $50 for nothing.


  12. racer47

    racer47 Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    pumps might need basic seal kit installed with new wiper seal in lids and replace any pitted cylenders and or ram if you put hole in filters or take out you will let you valves and pa block open for dirt then you will be rebuilding compleate pump master seal kit no fun
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  13. Patssfan

    Patssfan Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    no pits or rust on the arms. And no...not going to pull the filters. A heat gun helped unfreeze the lines. I have the kit and will probably do the rebuild.