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Old 11-07-2014, 12:51 AM   #21
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Ok... Well the hydraulic leak is still there. I noticed a new stain on the concrete and looked to investigate.

Above the pump/reservoir there is a manifold where on the top there are numerous lines connected that obviously go to the various hydraulics on the rig. On the left side of that manifold block there are two black hex bolts that are screwed into the manifold. I am not sure what their purpose is but on one of them It is leaking fluid. I used an allen wrench on it and it was already tight so I didnt try to overtighten it.

What are those bolts for? Is there an o-ring behind it? I'll try my best to grab a photo tomorrow of the bolts I'm talking about. I asked the wife to retract all on our jacks and as soon as she did I saw fluid run down the manifold block from behind one of the bolts. I wiped it down and asked her to do it a few more times but I didn't see it come out again. Its leaking while we are sitting here but I am not certain it leaks from behind that bolt when we are not actively using the hydraulics. I wiped down the side of the manifold block and around the bolt so I can see how it looks in the morning.
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Old 11-07-2014, 08:43 AM   #22
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Hi Craig, Finally made it home from our 4 month trip. Can't wait to go again. How was the rally in Texas? I think we are going to head for the keys in January. Still trying to sell our house with no luck yet. Going to have an estate sale to raise some capital and clean out the house a bit. Hope you are well. Frank
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:17 AM   #23
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:06 PM   #24
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Any insight anyone can share on my last comment?


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Old 11-07-2014, 11:09 PM   #25
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Jake I looked at mine today, I think I'm confused as to which bolts you are talking about. I have two (look like some type of quick connects) on the end of my block. Can you snap a pic and post what you are talking about?
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:47 PM   #26
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:49 PM   #27
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The bolt in B1 is where I saw fluid come out and a trail of fluid from it that collects at the bottom of the block and eventually drips off the block under the front corner. You can see a bit built up at the front corner. It's hard to see in the pic but there was a very clear trail coming from the bolt under B1.


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Old 11-07-2014, 11:50 PM   #28
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That is in the left side of the block on the same side the reservoir is on.


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Old 11-08-2014, 05:56 AM   #29
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I believe b1 is a port plug. I believe it should have a o-ring under it. If it was loose the ring could be blown out. All the fittings attached to the manifold should have o-rings.
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:11 AM   #30
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I don't think it is a bolt I think it is a plug if you remove it it will have an o ring on it replace the o ring and your leak should stop. This is a SAE O RING plug and takes an o ring sized specifically for it .what you want to ask for is an sae boss o ring cant tell by the picture but I would say it is either a size -02 or -04 .
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