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Old 09-17-2018, 12:39 PM   #1
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Power level canister.

I have a 2007 Monaco 40pdq. My hydraulics leveling jack had started leaking and the alarm wonít stop sounding. Doing a little research this is a common flaw as the can bounces and cracks. My question is when I take the can off and get it welded is there anything special I should do when re installing or will the system prime itself?
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if it is steel, why not? ask the welding shop. the only problem i see is oil contamination in the cracked area during welding.
make sure to preserve the large o ring.
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I have a 2007 Monaco 40pdq. My hydraulics leveling jack had started leaking and the alarm wonít stop sounding. Doing a little research this is a common flaw as the can bounces and cracks. My question is when I take the can off and get it welded is there anything special I should do when re installing or will the system prime itself?
My round hydraulic jacks fluid container had a tiny pinhole that would drip about 3 drops per day. Because it was so small I couldn't tell where it was coming from. I removed it and cleaned it out. I then rigged up a way to pressurize it. I then could feel and hear the tiny pinhole. A good friend of mine welded it for me. After its welded check and make sure it holds pressure before you reinstall, in case he/she missed the hole. Refill with fluid and run the jacks. It will prime itself, at least mine did.

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Thanks. I get it back today from welding shop. There was a large crack on the bottom of the neck.
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Once it is repaired and reinstalled, put a support under the end of the tank to prevent this from reoccurring. 10 years ago, this was discussed quite a bit. Some used wood and some metal. With your Diplomat, it is easy to slip a support under the end of the tank.
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Once it is repaired and reinstalled, put a support under the end of the tank to prevent this from reoccurring. 10 years ago, this was discussed quite a bit. Some used wood and some metal. With your Diplomat, it is easy to slip a support under the end of the tank.
Dany Harry, has it been that long!

To the original poster - you might want to go back and read thru this old thread:

Power Gear Tank Support

Something else you might be interested in is an extension for the filler. The tank has a vented filler cap on top of the tank and it seems that the cap vent will expel fluid sometimes even with the correct amount of fluid in the tank. Another member here, I believe it was DutchStarDon when he owned a Diplomat, came up with the excellent ideal of adding an extension to the filler cap to prevent this. Before adding the extension we were often having to clean the outside of the tank. The parts are simple pipe parts available at home stores. If you need to add fluid you just unscrew the whole extension and not the filler cap at the top. See photo below.


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Once it is repaired and reinstalled, put a support under the end of the tank to prevent this from reoccurring. 10 years ago, this was discussed quite a bit. Some used wood and some metal. With your Diplomat, it is easy to slip a support under the end of the tank.


Yes I found it to be a problem when researching. I bought some flat iron and will be making a support.
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