62 Morgan, thanks for the reply! So I presume you are saying that, yes, it unscrews?
Don't know that it is bad, but here is my testing so far:
It has juice as it heats up the same as the other 3 when in the active store mode.
I finally was able to break the emergency release valve tee handle free, now it just turns hard, 2 others are still frozen. (8 years old) Opening the valve doesn't let it retract, even with a floor jack assist.
With the hose off, I removed the fluid restrictor, it was clean, and I pushed the cylinder up the last 3 inches, wasting the fluid, thinking maybe there was some gunk getting stuck in the fluid restrictor.
The rear jack it is tied to sticks hard consistently with 3 inches to go (even a floor jack won't budge it), but when I remove the hose at the control block, it will retract easily with a little help, but still not with the springs (I do have the new tapered springs on that one problem cylinder).
With a 12" ground straightedge, it looks as straight as the cylinders that work fine.
Both rear cylinders just went back to HWH for a rebuild, the other one had a leak.
Ole and Anne Anderson, Highland, Michigan
'02 Adventurer 32V, Ford F-53, ours since 4/08,Goodyears, Konis, SeeLevel, CHF
'84 CJ-7 , 5.3 Chevy, 3" lift, 33's, Detroit Locker, Fiberglas tub, winch, hi-lift