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Old 06-07-2011, 03:33 PM   #1
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Can I add hydraulic fluid to jacks?

I have a 92 landyacht with automatic leveling jacks. Work well, but I do have one piston leaking and want to add fluid to the system. How do I do that? I have removed the cover to the motor but do not see a tank to add fluid.

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Old 06-07-2011, 03:58 PM   #2
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I'm sure you have a reservoir somewhere. On my '82 310 it's almost directly under the drivers seat (& close to the controls). It must hold several quarts & fills from the top where you can't possibly see what your doing. Follow your hoses & it'll surely be right there.
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Just make sure you check what type of oil it takes.
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I have a 92 landyacht with automatic leveling jacks. Work well, but I do have one piston leaking and want to add fluid to the system. How do I do that? I have removed the cover to the motor but do not see a tank to add fluid.

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Peter,

If you have an HWH leveling system, there is a fluid (Dexron III or HWH premium hydraulic fluid) reservoir attached to the motor and pump. It is usually square in shape and will have a small filler cap on it. Your solenoids should also be mounted to a manifold on this same unit.

When you add fluid, be sure that all jacks are fully retracted, remove the cap (which doubles as a dip stick) and fill until the fluid reaches the bottom of the extension on the cap. You should be good to go then.
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thanks to all. found it. filled it and working A-ok.

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thanks to all. found it. filled it and working A-ok.

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Peter,

Can you share with us where the fill point is, and whether or not you actually found the leak?
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