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Old 04-16-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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What's this? (Hydr. fitting)

Greetings all. I picked up my new 2012 Thor Astoria 36 MQ this past Friday. Over the weekend, I noticed a couple drips in the driveway. After checking some places, cleaning, wiping, etc, I've narrowed it down to this fitting on the hydr. pump/manifold (see picture/arrow) Before I take it to the dealer, can anyone tell me what it is?
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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I can not tell you why it is on your unit, but it is a hydraulic connector, male at that.
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That's a quick disconnect fitting that you would connect a guage to to check pump pressure.
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That's a quick disconnect fitting that you would connect a guage to to check pump pressure.
Ditto and it is spelled GAUGE.

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Most have a rubber cap to prevent leaking. You should be able to push in on the ball with a screw driver and close the portal. Should not have fluid coming out unless quick coupling is attached
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Rubber caps on hydraulic fittings are dust caps. From farm implements, the fittings can go bad.
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Had many a hydraulic fitting go bad. Question is can you replace it easy without draining. You might try putting a gauge on it, just to try to reset the ball. Or live with a few drips!
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Thanks everyone! I thought it was a Quick Disconnect fitting, but I didn't know why it would be there. -Never thought of a guage . I pushed on the end to try to re-seat it, but no luck. I think it might be leaking a little worse now.
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The simplest fix is to remove the fitting and replace it with a plug.

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The simplest fix is to remove the fitting and replace it with a plug.

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Or attach a gauge to it and mount it in the dash.
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The simplest fix is to remove the fitting and replace it with a plug.

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That will not be helpful when wanting to check pump pressure.
I have that fitting on my two Duramax motors it is an essential part.
Not to mention it is an under pressure line.
Being under warrenty it would be best to have it repared by qualified service techs. That would be helping their economy!
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That fitting appears to be on the leveling jack hydraulic system. It doesn't have a critical need to be there.
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Ditto and it is spelled GAUGE.

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It's pronounced Ga-uge. That's how I remember how to spell it.
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It's pronounced Ga-uge. That's how I remember how to spell it.
I have to agree on this one.
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