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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:35 pm    Post subject: leaking tie-rod hydraulic cylinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The unit is not identifiable by brand name. It is a 24 x 41/2 and is seeping now at a pretty good rate. I got an estimate of $300 if things went good and $400 on up if they didn't. I believe all I need is seals; the thing works good except it leaks. This price seems high to me but I'm told that if it's a no-name, they would have to dig around in their inventory for seals, O-rings, etc., and this might be expensive. Maybe this is the price I should expect and everyone has to make a living - but it looks like a brand new one is $275-$325. Any thoughts out there? I watched Utubes on the process and it didn't look like brain surgery - but maybe finding the right parts is the bear.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: leaking tie-rod hydraulic cylinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-firhead wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:35:32 09/14/21) The unit is not identifiable by brand name. It is a 24 x 41/2 and is seeping now at a pretty good rate. I got an estimate of $300 if things went good and $400 on up if they didn't. I believe all I need is seals; the thing works good except it leaks. This price seems high to me but I'm told that if it's a no-name, they would have to dig around in their inventory for seals, O-rings, etc., and this might be expensive. Maybe this is the price I should expect and everyone has to make a living - but it looks like a brand new one is $275-$325. Any thoughts out there? I watched Utubes on the process and it didn't look like brain surgery - but maybe finding the right parts is the bear.


Where is it leaking, past the rod, or at the end where a casting meets the barrel?

If the rod and barrel are OK it should cost less than $50 for the parts to reseal it, HALF that, hopefully.

There's lots of places to buy hydraulic parts from, if none local to you call Baum Hydraulics in Omaha, they are GREAT at helping identify the exact seals you need and supplying them at a reasonable cost.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: leaking tie-rod hydraulic cylinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Wore Out, you give me hope. I will contact this outfit. What I do have going for me is time - the machine it's on is done working
for the year so I can afford to research this and work on it this fall. Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: leaking tie-rod hydraulic cylinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Oh...and it's leaking where the end casting meets the barrel, not past the rod.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:37 am    Post subject: Re: leaking tie-rod hydraulic cylinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-firhead wrote:
(quoted from post at 14:23:24 09/15/21) Oh...and it's leaking where the end casting meets the barrel, not past the rod.


That should not be a problem unless the casting is broken or cracked. Any tie rod cylinder I have seen had something for sealing the barrel to the base and gland ends, usually O-rings, sometimes a back up ring as well, not just metal to metal.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: leaking tie-rod hydraulic cylinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Should be an easy repair.

Take it apart, clean it up, evaluate everything.

Carefully remove the seals and orings. If it has teflon end cap seals they will need to be replaced also.

Take the best measurements you can, calipers will be needed. Sort all the seals, note the quantity, write down the measurements, as in cylinder bore, piston groove diameter, width, rod diameter, etc. Bag up the seals and measurement and take them to the seal supply. Deal with a seal supply, not a repair shop.

If there is not a supply near you, find one online, call them, arrange to mail the old seals to them so they can match them up and mail the new ones back.

Trying to match seals from a catalog description is near impossible, not enough info, too many to sort through.

This is who I use, local, small job friendly, knowledgeable, huge in stock inventory.
H&D Distributors

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: leaking tie-rod hydraulic cylinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Steve,
Thanks for the guidance and seal source info. You help make it not so intimidating - be methodical, measure carefully, straight forward mechanical process.
I've consistently got good help from this forum. Thank you for all your contributions.
 
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