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Rebuilding a plow.

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by puffer, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. puffer

    puffer Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I tore my unimount down for sand blasting and was just wondering if there is a special way to bleed the lines and cylinders when i get it put back together? Do i just dump the fluid in and run in all directions a few times?
  2. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    Don't try running it uless its full of fluid ;)

    With the plow together, crack the lines and manually push the blade side to side. This will flush it out of the cyl's and lines. Also, remove the motor and inspect the inside of the housing. You'll want to flush it clean with brake cleaner or similar. Make sure the pump screen is free of debris, if its bad, remove the pump and replace. Its a $3 peace of mind. Just dump the fluid right in until it is up to the level plug, a hair higher to account for cyl's. Re assemble with a new cork gasket, again $2 is worth it. Run it every which way and re-check fluid level via the level plug. It may take a few tries each way to get the fluid flowing.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2009