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Old 10-20-2007, 11:14 AM   #1
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Behind my hydraulic door on the passenger side is my first storage compartment. I have a 34' w/ two slides. For some fortunate reason I had an empty bucket in the right place at the right time. In cleaning the compartment out I found that the bucket had a small amount of very fresh looking oil in it which I have know attributed to the hyd. cylinder above it or one of the hoses or connections. My question is does this cylinder and these hoses work the slides or the jacks or all of the above. I felt the easiest way to identify what was leaking is to lie in the basement compartment and have my other half operate the slides and then the jacks. I was just curious if I could eliminate something or should I just operate them all until I see my leak (hopefully not to clearly) What is the capacity of the hydraulic sump. I have never filled it from scratch. I assume our book tells us but I would be more comfortable with someone that has physically done it.
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:14 AM   #2
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Behind my hydraulic door on the passenger side is my first storage compartment. I have a 34' w/ two slides. For some fortunate reason I had an empty bucket in the right place at the right time. In cleaning the compartment out I found that the bucket had a small amount of very fresh looking oil in it which I have know attributed to the hyd. cylinder above it or one of the hoses or connections. My question is does this cylinder and these hoses work the slides or the jacks or all of the above. I felt the easiest way to identify what was leaking is to lie in the basement compartment and have my other half operate the slides and then the jacks. I was just curious if I could eliminate something or should I just operate them all until I see my leak (hopefully not to clearly) What is the capacity of the hydraulic sump. I have never filled it from scratch. I assume our book tells us but I would be more comfortable with someone that has physically done it.
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:58 PM   #3
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Ted- pretty sure that's the slide actuating line(s) that is(are) leaking. My 06 did that and the corresponding slide crept out. You can run bare fingers over the lines to find where the leak originates. I carefully snugged the connections (there were 2 IIRC, and that might have been only one loose but 2 wet?) that appeared to be leaking and no mo leak. Be careful not to get too insistent; snug plus a tiny rotation should close the fittings, much like finessing a tapered spark plug home.
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:54 PM   #4
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Mike, really appreciate your response. I felt it had to be something like that, otherwise it would have been all over. Will be cautious in tightening the fittings. I have a bit of a tendency to get a little heavy. Thanks again for your help.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:24 PM   #5
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I had a leak in the synchronizing cylinder for the generator slide. It wasn't coming from the hose connections as I had originally thought but from a small screw used to plug an unused hose connection point in the cylinder.
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