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Oil for Manual Log Splitter

Post in 'The Gear' started by 04HemiRam2500, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. 04HemiRam2500

    04HemiRam2500 Feeling the Heat

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    I have one of the manual dual pump log splitters. It is my main splitter and I have even split 22 inch diameter trees with it. I noticed that after you turn the knob to have the jack come back in, it leaks a little oil over time. Now I have noticed that it does not pump as well and you can hear like an air sound. Where do I add oil to the ump and what kind of oil do you use ion one of these?

    http://www.harborfreight.com/10-ton-hydraulic-log-splitter-67090.html

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  2. hiites

    hiites New Member

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    It should be just standard hydraulic fluid
  3. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    xman23 Minister of Fire

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    I'm getting off the subject, but isn't thing looks like a lot of work and time per split?
  5. 04HemiRam2500

    04HemiRam2500 Feeling the Heat

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    I only burn four cords and for me this thing works good plus no gas needed. I see that there is a philips screw on the top of it. I am guessing that this is where you add it. I will look tomorrow and let all of you know. Thanks.
  6. blades

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    Most likely that screw, check that the end cap( where the ram slides) is tight. sounds like a seal is going south maybe on the piston. Lot of excersise with one of those.
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    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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    If my floor jack is anything to go by, there may be a rubber plug in the side of the cylinder. Hydraulic fluid from AutoZone.
  8. 04HemiRam2500

    04HemiRam2500 Feeling the Heat

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    I tried to put fluid in the turn knob where I go to release the piston and the screw next to it and I did not see any go in? I try to pump it now and regardless of which pump lever I use it is only pushing the piston halfway out compare to what it used to do? What is causing this or is there a special way I need to install the fluid?
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    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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