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Old 11-25-2022, 09:53 PM   #1
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Hydraulic Fluid

Happy Belated Thanksgiving to everybody. I have a question about hydraulic fluid. I bought a qt. of the Cat hydraulic fluid additive to hopefully cure the popping noise that other people have talked about. It is 53 degrees here in Indiana today and when I looked at my oil level it showed about a quart low. My question is should I go ahead and fill it to the top or wait until I get to Florida to top it off in case the fluid expands with the warmer tempratures. Thanks for any replies.
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Did you check level with the coach hooked up to truck and all slides and jacks retracted ? That is the only time to check it.
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Ditto, if you fill it while slides are out or jacks down, when you retract them you'll have a real mess in your battery compartment.
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Yes I did and the fluid level was about a quart low
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Yes I did and the fluid level was about a quart low
You must have a pretty good leak somewhere for it to be that low! Never added more than a few tablespoons in 6+ years we had ours.
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Old 11-27-2022, 04:24 PM   #6
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Hydraulic Fluid

Back when we bought ours , October '16, we had problems with our kitchen side slide (38RL) occasionally deciding that it didn't want to work. in Sept. of '17 we took it to a dealer and was able to get it fixed which turned out to be a leaky hydraulic cylinder. Just wondering if they never refilled the tank. I know I should have checked the fluid level but from that point on I never had a problem with the slides or the leveling system and never noticed any leakage.
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Back when we bought ours , October '16, we had problems with our kitchen side slide (38RL) occasionally deciding that it didn't want to work. in Sept. of '17 we took it to a dealer and was able to get it fixed which turned out to be a leaky hydraulic cylinder. Just wondering if they never refilled the tank. I know I should have checked the fluid level but from that point on I never had a problem with the slides or the leveling system and never noticed any leakage.
The dealer not filling the fluid sounds plausible for sure ! = dealers
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