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Old 06-28-2001, 09:13 PM
tilly tilly is offline
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Changeing Hydro Oil in DANE

What is the proper way of changeing the Hydro oil & filter on the Great Dane Chariot? The Manuel that they give you really sucks
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Old 06-29-2001, 10:21 AM
sdwally sdwally is offline
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Most machines are about the same when changing fluids, however interval hours may vary. The norm is for the first change to be around 50 hours for both the oil and filter. After that the interval should either be 500 or 1000 hours on most machines.
Filters are usually spin ons and new filters should be prefilled with oil before installing. This prevents some wear on pumps while running dry while trying to prime the system. The hydraulic tank should have a drain plug on it, however if it doesn't then usually you have to pull the suction hose lose from the bottom of the tank. Make sure you use the oil type recommended by the manufacture. Hydro systems vary by brands on the types of oil they use. Some types are ATF(automatic transmission fluid, usually Dextron II), 15w40 engine oil, hydraulic fluid, ISO 68 Turbine oil, synethic oils, or some special blend only available from the manufacture.
Good luck.
Clay Walsten
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City of San Diego

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Old 06-30-2001, 12:18 AM
rdh rdh is offline
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give that manual to some kids it will make a good coloring book .
i need mine changed to but i will take mine to the shop i wouldnt want to mess some thing up those pumps are $900.i sure would like to watch them do it and ask i could learn to do it the right way.
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