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Old 01-24-2017, 03:30 PM   #1
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Hydraulic Maintenance

Hello everyone, looking to service my hydraulics by draining the fluid in the canister and replacing the filters, then just replacing the DexronIII with new in the canister only.

Looking at the bottom of the canister there is a small line the runs over to the fan that is marked "Drain". I am assuming this is the line I remove to drain the canister.

There is nothing in the manual in how to service this. So I was just going to replace the fluid in there, then do it again in a few years.

Am I correct on this?
And does anyone know the part # on the filters that are inside.Click image for larger version

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Filter change

I changed the filters and fluid a couple months ago because my main hydraulic hose started leaking, 2002 intrigue.
I picked up the filters from a local truck parts house.
Baldwin # PT9344. You need 3 filters about 10-15 dollars each.
You can drain from either hose on the bottom of the housing.

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I changed the filters and fluid a couple months ago because my main hydraulic hose started leaking, 2002 intrigue.

I picked up the filters from a local truck parts house.

Baldwin # PT9344. You need 3 filters about 10-15 dollars each.

You can drain from either hose on the bottom of the housing.



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Thanks, for some reason I was thinking that all three filters were attached to one another.

Are you talking the main hose that runs into the bottom of the pump? Was noticing today that hose had some small hairline cracks in it.


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brett,
i wouldn't do anything from the bottom of the canister if nothing is leaking or ruptured.
you can simply open up the top cover, pull out 3 stacked filters, and extract the fluid with this:

https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-7400-...ywords=mityvac

an easy job and clean shot.
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brett,
i wouldn't do anything from the bottom of the canister if nothing is leaking or ruptured.
you can simply open up the top cover, pull out 3 stacked filters, and extract the fluid with this:

https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-7400-...ywords=mityvac

an easy job and clean shot.

I agree, probably less messy as well. I've got the filters on order.

Need to look over that main line that runs to the pump one more time to make sure it doesn't need replacing.

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good find.
i assume hose pros in your city should be able to make one for you. they typically use your existing fittings, solder a sleeve and crumple it onto the hose end. very reliable.
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Hose replacement

That hose has to be made, the fitting are expensive.
I had mine made at a local shop.
If you are going to replace it, now is the time.
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Check for a bobcat dealer as they can make hoses as well and their prices often are better than others.

Hose and fittings stores and napa as well.

Just be sure hoses and fittings are same brand, have place making hoses show label or names on connection parts are same as mixed brands can fail.

General auto type places can get hose from here and fittings from there and crimper from someplace else...
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