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Old 02-15-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
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Hydraulic fluid

Has anybody else ever had problems with getting hydraulic fluild in the engine?
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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Model/year/engine and problem?

Need a little more info to be able to help.. any answer now would be just a 'yes' or 'no'...
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:10 PM   #3
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nope, no problem at all. just take off the oil cap and pour it in!

sorry, couldn't resist.
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Hydraulic Assisted Power Steering Fluid?

My hydraulic fluid reservoir (engine compartment, passenger's side) that isi used to lubricate the radiator fan and provide hydraulic assisted steering has a pin-hole leak in the welded aluminum box behind the radiator fan, driver's side, very rear of our 2008 36' FDDS Alpine. Can't find anywhere what weight (viscosity) hydraulic fluid is used. Seems heavier, higher density than the Chevron Rykon Premium Oil MV used for all of HWH hydraulic pumps/cylinders for leveling, Smart Bed slide outs, etc. Does anyone know what hydraulic fluid is used in the engine compartment reservoir? Or know someone who might know? ray
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Mine uses aw-46 to turn side radiator fan and the smallest thing I could find was a 5 gallon bucket.
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:48 PM   #6
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nope, no problem at all. just take off the oil cap and pour it in!

sorry, couldn't resist.
Your supposed to take the cap off? Slaphead that's why I have those stains all over the driveway! had to add to this one

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If you mean in the radiator do not drive the RV it is most likely coming from the transmission. And it will not hurt the motor but if it antifreeze gets to the trans it will destroy it. The fluid exchange comes from the two coolers radiator and trans radiator.
IF it just happened you may get lucky and trans not hurt but if driven a rebuild is certain.

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If your hydraulic pump is gear driven off the engine, the hydraulic pump shaft seal may be leaking a little hydraulic fluid into the engine. A bit of hydraulic oil leaked into the engine oil isn't going to destroy anything. Fix the hydraulic pump leak, and change the engine oil and filter, and you should be good to go.
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My hydraulic fluid reservoir (engine compartment, passenger's side) that isi used to lubricate the radiator fan and provide hydraulic assisted steering has a pin-hole leak in the welded aluminum box behind the radiator fan, driver's side, very rear of our 2008 36' FDDS Alpine. Can't find anywhere what weight (viscosity) hydraulic fluid is used. Seems heavier, higher density than the Chevron Rykon Premium Oil MV used for all of HWH hydraulic pumps/cylinders for leveling, Smart Bed slide outs, etc. Does anyone know what hydraulic fluid is used in the engine compartment reservoir? Or know someone who might know? ray
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