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Method For Installing New Hydraulic Cylinders That Eliminates Air Systems
    Gary Nye, Landisburg, Penn.: “I’ve come up with a method for installing new hydraulic cylinders that eliminates the problem of air in the system. First, unhook the hoses and cap them. Remove the old cylinder. Install the new cylinder but only pin it to the base. Next, use a squeeze bottle with a narrow tip to fill the cavity in the cylinder at the pinned end with hydraulic fluid (you can get these plastic bottles at Harbor Freight). Then hook up the hose at the base. Next, use the controls to extend the cylinder to its full length and use the squeeze bottle to fill the cavity at the extended end. Attach that hose. Carefully retract the cylinder and pin that end. No air. Works like a charm.”

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #1