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MVP Question

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by roadrunner1340, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. roadrunner1340

    roadrunner1340 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    My first time out with my MVP and found that when I had the blade in the straight position it would push the cylinders back into the vee mode slowly. I was plowing a snow that was wet and turned into ice more than anything but wondered if this is common? I also changed my fluid and question wether it was just air in the lines.
  2. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    Sounds like your pressure relief valves are set too low. If the snow you were pushing was really hard and heavy then it is normal and you were just pushing too hard. On a new plow it might be air but that would dissipate very quickly after using it for a few minutes. If it continues after hours of use it is not air.
  3. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    This must be the problem with mine. My left wing leaks down. Brand new ram on that side too. Must be the pressure valve. So just increase the the screw setting then?
  4. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    Yes there should be a screw adjustment but don't just turn it in. Look up the correct setting and put it where it should be. If you set it too high you risk blowing your rams or hoses etc.
  5. roadrunner1340

    roadrunner1340 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    will those instructions be in the service manual?
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    Yes it should be