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Old 04-15-2019, 06:32 PM   #15
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Sorry dude, I think it's going to drop a bunch before the lack of air replacing the lost fluid takes affect !
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:20 PM   #16
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It leaks fluid but it can be done using the glove and band
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:41 PM   #17
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We used a rubber surgical glove and a rubber band...worked just fine.
Hi coachmanrvr,

Thanks for the vote of confidence.

My plan is to plug the reservoir before I break the filter loose to see if that keeps the drainage from the reservoir to an acceptable level. If it looks like it's leaking more that I care to deal with, I'll just reseal the filter and regroup. I've got a fluid transfer pump so I should be able to pump most of the fluid out of the reservoir. If that doesn't work, I'll try the suggestion to use a shop vac to keep the fluid from draining.

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Sorry dude, I think it's going to drop a bunch before the lack of air replacing the lost fluid takes affect !
I've got a drip pan and absorbent materials. Hopefully, I won't lose too much fluid and make a big mess.

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Old 04-15-2019, 09:23 PM   #18
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Hi coachmanrvr,

Thanks for the vote of confidence.

My plan is to plug the reservoir before I break the filter loose to see if that keeps the drainage from the reservoir to an acceptable level. If it looks like it's leaking more that I care to deal with, I'll just reseal the filter and regroup. I've got a fluid transfer pump so I should be able to pump most of the fluid out of the reservoir. If that doesn't work, I'll try the suggestion to use a shop vac to keep the fluid from draining.



I've got a drip pan and absorbent materials. Hopefully, I won't lose too much fluid and make a big mess.

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How about having a drain valve ready to install in the bottom of the reservoir?....If it drains/gets emptied,it would make it a breeze next time!
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:45 PM   #19
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How about having a drain valve ready to install in the bottom of the reservoir?
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Well, maybe I am feeling lucky...or...the consequences of not being lucky don't seem to be very significant. Worst case scenario is a little spilled hydraulic fluid.

I guess that I feel good enough to give my plan a try.

Either way, I'll report back so others may benefit...or, laugh at me for being foolish.

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Yep, I'll bet the pros are laughing right now....spin it off and be done with it!... (may be best not to video the venture)
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:54 PM   #21
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I changed our hydraulic filter, but also changed the fluid, all 50 quarts of it! It turned out to be fairly easy.
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/changing-hydraulic-system-oil-392683.html

Some guys will pinch the hose with a vise grip to prevent all the fluid from draining. Just need to be careful not to damage the hose.
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Final report - SUCCESS

I found that the size #5 rubber stopper fit the hole in the reservoir perfectly, forming a good seal. I broke the spin on filter loose and noted just a very slight flow that was easily captured using this material: https://www.amazon.com/New-Pig-Unive...ateway&sr=8-19


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I'd estimate that well less than a cup of fluid dribbled out of the filter mount during the swap. The plug seemed to work well.

Once the new filter was tightened, I topped off the tank and cleaned up. Then started the engine for a leak check and all was good.

On my '18, the dipstick does incorporate a rubber stopper in the cap that expands as the cap is tightened and may, very well, provide as effective a seal as a rubber stopper.

The biggest mess was made while removing the original filter because I didn't puncture the bottom and drain it before I removed it, resulting some spillage as I moved it from the engine compartment to a waste receptacle. I was reluctant to puncture it because I wasn't sure how well the plugged reservoir would work at minimizing drainage from the reservoir. Now that I know that the plug works well, next time, I'll puncture and drain the installed filter before removing it.

All things considered, pretty simple to do and it didn't make an unmanageable mess.

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Some guys will pinch the hose with a vise grip to prevent all the fluid from draining. Just need to be careful not to damage the hose.
Hi Vito.a,

On my '18 Anthem, the hoses to/from the filter mount seem to be rigid enough that I'd be concerned that they would be damaged if you tried to pinch them.

Not SURE; didn't try it. They just look to rigid.

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Any chance you could post the plug you used and where you purchased?
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Any chance you could post the plug you used and where you purchased?
I purchased this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 for $14.99 and found that the size 5 plug fit perfectly.

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Thanks Stu - Added to my wish list on Amazon.....
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Great !
I expected at least a quart.
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Great !
I expected at least a quart.
I spilled more from fumbling with the removed filter than dribbled out before I got the new filter spun on.

Next time, I'll plug the reservoir and puncture the filter to drain it before I spin it off. There's about a quart in the filter.

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