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Old 01-29-2016, 05:10 PM   #1
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Where to check/add hydraulic fluid for BigFoot

I've got a 2015 Sunseeker DS3010 with the Quadra Bigfoot leveling system. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to check the hydraulic fluid levels. Can anyone help? Much appreciated....
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Old 01-30-2016, 01:50 AM   #2
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I've got a 2015 Sunseeker DS3010 with the Quadra Bigfoot leveling system. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to check the hydraulic fluid levels. Can anyone help? Much appreciated....
Which model do you have? If you have the Platinum like mine, the reservoir is located in the pump command module on the middle of the frame. I believe there are a couple of screws holding the cover on. Remove the cover and the reservoir is visible. You may need a turkey baster to add fluid.
Not sure about the Fully Automatic model, but the picture on their website shows a reservoir at each levelers atop near the mounting bracket.
Someone may want to chime in with more info.
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If automatic, remove cover. The small plastic reservoir is opaque and you can see the fluid level. The fill is on top and difficult to add. Mine are 3 years old and even with a little weeping, never had to add. But to add, you will need a large bore needle, think horse from farm supply, and a length of small hose, think washer hose, . There is no drain, so no way to easily change. I am thinking that the oil does not need changing.
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I use a small pump oil can , one with a flexible spout , that way you can pump it in with one hand. Use Dextron III or IV and no it doesn't need to be changed unless it becomes contaminated.
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I use a small pump oil can , one with a flexible spout , that way you can pump it in with one hand. Use Dextron III or IV and no it doesn't need to be changed unless it becomes contaminated.

Ahh, good idea. Saw one at the parts store the other day and wondered how I could use it. Back to the parts store. Better that the syringe and small hose.


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I use a small pump oil can , one with a flexible spout , that way you can pump it in with one hand. Use Dextron III or IV and no it doesn't need to be changed unless it becomes contaminated.
That's a great idea! HF has cheap ones 4ou and 20ou for $5 or less.
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