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Troy Built Log Splitter Hydraulic Leak

Post in 'The Gear' started by glassmanjpf, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. glassmanjpf

    glassmanjpf Member

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    I have had a problem with my spltter leaking fluid through the upper cap on the valve. I've read through the forums and it seemed the problem was the o-rings. I have replaced the two O-rings twice with the type mentioned on some of the other treads and it continues to leak after 1-3 hours of splitting. I'm thinking now its more than just the O ring. after a few hours when its leaking the ram comes down very slowly even stops. It retracts fine. I am now looking to just buy the complete assembly. Troy built OEM parts number for the valve is 718-0481 which is now replaced by part number 918-0481A, I have found this valve for $178.86 which I thought was a little pricey. The cap on the valve says "Energy" so I went to their website and saw valve Model C-908 DSKCVA 200 which is a 4 way valve for $85.

    I'm not sure if this valve will work on my splitter. Does anyone have any info on which valve to get?

    Thanks!

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  2. ANeat

    ANeat New Member

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    Im not sure how the Energy valve is made but in my experience with hydraulics there should be something more like a quad ring. If the Rod the o-rings seal against is worn or scored that can accelerate the wear on the new o-rings. Dirt and stuff gets on the rod and gets dragged into the valve. Just normal wear in the life of a splitter I guess....


    Here is another place that may have what you need if a new valve is the solution.

    https://www.surpluscenter.com/sort.asp?catname=&byKeyword=yes&search=splitter valve
  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, check the rod for any kind of abrasions or burrs. A very minute burr will wipe out a seal in short order. They can often be polished off with emery cloth.
  4. triptester

    triptester Feeling the Heat

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    Log splitter valves are usually interchangeable. Little to no modifications needed. Average price $80.00 .

    Your valve sounds like it might be scored internally.
  5. polaris

    polaris Feeling the Heat

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    Agreed.
    Joe
  6. glassmanjpf

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    OK, so I removed the valve not to much trouble. However getting the old fittings off was a PITA. Only got one off the old unit and reused the other one looked like it was chewed off. Needed to use a pipe wrench. Anyway local auto parts store had the identical fittings I needed for 10 bucks. Splitter back up and running. Split for 2 hours today and worked great.
  8. louie_r2

    louie_r2 New Member

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    Hey glassmanipf do you still have the old valve ?
    I could use a few parts off it. where on Long Island? I'm in Farmingdale if so email me louis_r2@yahoo.com

    thanks louie
  9. glassmanjpf

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