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Oildyne 108 Series Relief Valve Adjustment and Cleaning Instructions

 Oildyne 108 Series Compact Hydraulic Power Unit Relief Valve Adjustment and Cleaning Instructions 108 series HPUs are frequently used in boats and RVs and camper slide outs and boat motor trims that will extend but not retract should consider cleaning and readjust the relief valves located on the underside of the HPUs adapter. Doing this reg... [More »]
Attached MediaKB Category: Troubleshooting    -    Published: 4/21/2010 9:47:30 AM    -    Author: W Contributor

Oildyne 108 series Start Up Instructions

I have not used my Oildyne 108 series Compact Hydraulic Power Unit for a while, how do I start it properly? Because Oildyne 108 series power units are not self-priming, it is important to follow start-up instructions for long term unit performance. Oildyne 108 Series HPUs are found on many campers, boats, and recreation vehicles and after ... [More »]
Attached MediaKB Category: Troubleshooting    -    Published: 4/21/2010 9:00:29 AM    -    Author: W Contributor

Compressed Air Drying Guide

Compressed Air Drying and Purification Compressed air is an essential power source that is widely used throughout the industry. This safe, powerful and reliable utility can be the most important part of your production process. However, your compressed air will contain water, dirt, wear particles, and even degraded lubricating oil which all mix ... [More »]
Attached MediaKB Category: Troubleshooting    -    Published: 12/23/2009 10:00:42 AM    -    Author: B Caroon

How To Check For Water Contamination In Your Hydraulic System

Visually check system oil with new oil Pour system oil into glass jar & new oil in another glass jar The new oil will have a sparkle/shine/crystal appearance System oil will appear dull to smokey to milky if water is present Visual check by heating smokey or milky system oil After some time of heating, if system oil be... [More »]
KB Category: Troubleshooting    -    Published: 11/4/2008 10:47:11 AM    -    Author: B Caroon

Maintenance Tips For Your Hydraulic System

Maintain as low a system pressure as possible to give adequate performance Prohibit unauthorized personnel from making adjustments on the hydraulic system Maintain adequate oil level.  When adding oil, be sure it is new, clean, and if possible, pump into unit through a 10-micron filter cart Keep fittings tightened Maintain clean fluid in... [More »]
KB Category: Troubleshooting    -    Published: 10/24/2008 8:27:01 AM    -    Author: R Allen

Flushing Procedures For Your Hydraulic System

Most hydraulic systems can be properly flushed by using the hydraulic pump(s) to circulate fluid through the fluid lines and returned through the filter(s) into the reservoir. Connect all actuator and valving manifold hoses together, using flushing nipples.  You objective is to bypass the actuators and valving for proper flushing of the fluid... [More »]
KB Category: Troubleshooting    -    Published: 10/21/2008 12:03:50 PM    -    Author: R Allen

Troubleshooting Hints For All Types Of Pumps - Part 2

Excessive Pump Wear Oil not properly filtered, causing it to get contaminated with dirt and other abrasive materials.  These circulate through pump and other components causing rapid wear. Viscosity of oil too low Pump not rated for pressures at which system is operating Pump/prime mover misalignment or drive belt too tight Ai... [More »]
KB Category: Troubleshooting    -    Published: 10/20/2008 11:18:10 AM    -    Author: R Allen

Troubleshooting Hints For All Types Of Pumps - Part 1

Pump Not Delivering Fluid Insufficient fluid in reservoir Suction line or strainer clogged Air leaking into suction line preventing pump from priming Pump rotating too slowly Oil viscosity too high Oil lift too high, preventing pump from priming Improper pump rotation Sheared pump shaft or other broken internal pump parts ... [More »]
KB Category: Troubleshooting    -    Published: 10/20/2008 11:04:52 AM    -    Author: R Allen

Troubleshooting Hints For Hydraulic Systems - Part 2

Leakage In The System Check the whole system for escaping fluid.  Serious leaks in the open are easy to find, however leaks often occur in concealed piping.  Install pressure gauges in discharge line near pump and then progressively block circuit downstream until leak is located.  A high leakage path through a valve or a component g... [More »]
KB Category: Troubleshooting    -    Published: 10/20/2008 10:40:37 AM    -    Author: R Allen

Troubleshooting Hints For Hydraulic Systems - Part 1

Noisy Pump Low fluid level in reservoir, air entering system; Fill reservoir to proper level. Leaking fittings, hose and tube connections on inlet side of pump, allowing air to enter system.  Use system compatible grease or oil to coat the fitting/connection suspected of leaking (while system is running).  Pump should quiet mome... [More »]
KB Category: Troubleshooting    -    Published: 10/20/2008 10:34:31 AM    -    Author: R Allen

How To Tell If You Have A Problem With Your Hydraulic Fluid

The quality of your hydraulic fluid is key to the health of your hydraulic system.  Here are several common indicators that you have a problem with your hydraulic fluid. Milky looking fluid A burnt smelling fluid (a sign of your system overheating) Fluid is foaming Aerated fluid (This causes banging noise as the air compresses... [More »]
KB Category: Troubleshooting    -    Published: 10/20/2008 7:32:37 AM    -    Author: C Krueger

Symptoms Of A Bad Pump

It is necessary to have a functioning pump to have a function hydraulic system.  If you are experiencing these problems call us for service and pricing on a new pump! Pump emits rattling noise Shaft seal leaking Aeration of fluid Immediate loss of pump pressure Immediate loss of pump speed Volumetric efficiency decrease... [More »]
KB Category: Troubleshooting    -    Published: 10/17/2008 10:41:46 AM    -    Author: C Krueger

Tell-Tale Signs Your Hydraulic System Is Failing (And When You Need To Call WIT)

Your hydraulic system keeps your business going, and here at WIT, we keep your hydraulic system going.  Follow these tell-tale signs of a failing hydraulic system and should you need to, we are only a call away. Leaks in hoses and around fittings Accumulator needs recharging Excessive heat Fluid is contaminated Abnorma... [More »]
KB Category: Troubleshooting    -    Published: 10/17/2008 9:48:03 AM    -    Author: C Krueger