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mixed meyers fluid w/red hydraulic fluid..Help??

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by hillbillyplow, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. hillbillyplow

    hillbillyplow Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I recently purchased a used meyers e47 pump for my plow. Hooked it up checked the fluid level, it needed about a quart of fluid. I used the standard meyers fluid. Ran it for a while. Then the pump started making noises like there was air in the line. I then discovered that the fluid the person before used was a red hydraulic fluid. I have had the pump draining overnight. Wandering how aggressive i need to be in making sure all of the mixed fluid is removed. Should i do a rebuild?? Is there something that i can run through the pump to clean out the old fluid?
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Meyer hydra-flush.

    Remove the filters and clean them. then fill the unit with Hydra-flush, cycle it though all functions a number of times then drain the system and refill with Meyer fluid..
  3. ShorePower

    ShorePower Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    That red was probably ATF a lot cheaper than plow oil.
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Heating oil is cheaper then diesel, would you run it in your truck?
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Make sure you disconnect and drain the hoses, and empty the angle rams.
  6. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 605

  7. Ford Guy

    Ford Guy Member
    Messages: 39

    heating oil is diesel here, all comes on the same truck, i think it's only cheaper because there isn't as many taxes incorporated in the price
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    BE very careful substituting home heating oil for diesel. While you can direct substitute some types HHO with diesel and visa-versa not all home heating oils are created equal. Todays post 2010 diesils are designed to run on the newwer low sulfer diesels, they have exhast filters and senors out the wazoo. While will not argue the fact that some grades of HHO are comparable to diesel it is not a generic compadability and the differances grow bigger everyday.

    Be very sure of your supplier, same is true with Biodiesel and snowplow fluid.



    Interesting if you look at Dr. Diesel's research he was a strong proponent of agracurtially produced diesel as opposed to petroleum diesels. His demonstration engine at the 1900 Paris exhibition fair was powered by peanut oil. Imagine a collaboration between he and George Washington Carver, had it happened it is possable you wouldn't even know the names of some of the countries we are now fighting wars in.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2010
  9. plowbum

    plowbum Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I wouldnt go crazy just drain it out of the pump, open the hoses at the lowest connect and make sure its all drained, check filter if dirty replace, hook back up and fill with suited fluid run up down side to side and check top off you should be ok.. good luck.