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27 Ton Troy-Bilt splitter - Changing the Hydraulic Filter

Post in 'The Gear' started by fire_man, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. fire_man

    fire_man Minister of Fire

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    I'm sure this is not rocket science, but I just don't want to wreck anything. When I replace the Filter on my Splitter, it looks like its gonna dump a bunch of Hydraulic oil out because there is a large Fluid Hose above the level of the filter which is going to naturally drain out. Do I change the filter and then overfill the reservoir, then pull oil through the pump by pulling on the starter rope a few times with the engine switch off? I read you can wreck the pump if you run it with no oil. What is the correct procedure? Thanks to anyone for tips, its my first filter change - BTW its a great splitter.

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I just put the new one on add a quart of fulid and fired it up! I have the same splitter.
  3. kevin j

    kevin j Minister of Fire

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    small tank, just tilt up the splitter to get oil level below filter and change it.
    on return side, air will self purge.

    If it is a large tank, put a shop vac on the breather or fill port. the vac will minimize leaking when pumps or filters are changed. done that many times on bigger 400-500 gallon tanks.

    kcj
  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Troy built splitters should have the oil filter on the return line so there should be no reason to bleed the air. As was mentioned, tilt the splitter so the filter is higher and very little oil should be lost.
  5. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    good idea but I didnt lose any with out tilt..
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