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O-ring leaking

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by 24v6spd, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. 24v6spd

    24v6spd Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I have a Western unimount. When I raise the plow fluid leaks out of the valve body. Does anyone know which of the 3 O-rings is on this port. I just replaced all 3 last winter.
  2. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    It sounds like the center o ring went I had one go on me two years in a row, I used a slightly thicker one for the center and have not had a problem. If you have o ring kits you can pick the right fit. There are standard and metric in regards to o rings. Take the whole block off, clean it good with a dry cloth and make sure there is no corrosion of the aluminum that may have not let you seat the o rings. Keep in mind o rings are just rubber and can fail like anything else.
  3. 24v6spd

    24v6spd Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    Thanks. I guess I will get an o-ring kit. Aot cheaper than buying individually from Western.
  4. 24v6spd

    24v6spd Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    Went to Grainger and bought 2 bags of o-rings 100 of each size for $7.00. I should be set for awhile.