View Single Post
Old 01-24-2013, 09:21 AM
Old40Dog's Avatar
Old40Dog Old40Dog is offline
Rising Sun Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Evergreen, Calirado
Posts: 1,640

Originally Posted by ttubb View Post
I think you need to do a fill at both ends. Set it vertically and compress the ram then fill the end closest to the ram shaft. Then pull the ram out and reverse the process with the other end (fill the end opposite the ram).

It sounds like you have it half full now. Let me know how this works. Terry
I believe Terry is correct. The oil just moves from piston end to the rod end and vise versa. The piston end has more capacity however, so you can overfill because of the different displacements. Keep adding small amounts of oil and use it until you get it corrected. If you can take it apart to check the "o" ring on the piston that would be a good idea as that could also be contributing to the problem. O ring could just be hard and dried out.
Dave K,TLCA#20150,KFØDOG,'69 FJ40-"Toyolet",'92 FJ80 {Isuzu diesel conversion underway} ,2011 Replica M416 w/RTT,'98 Taco Xtracab 4X4, Project='72 FJ40, '05 Passat TDI-DD.
"It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority." "A republic, if you can keep it". Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money [to spend]." Margaret Thatcher 1925-2013
Reply With Quote