Changing Hydraulic Oil on splitter ,need some Info ??

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  1. Erik B

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    I have been looking for a bolt-on tongue jack that comes with a flat plate instead of a wheel. Has anyone seen one like that?
     
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  2. HDRock

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    Sure I have one on my trailer, a Fulton Swivel Jack, I bought locally , It was a bolt on but I had to weld it on my trailer .
    This is very similar to what I have, http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Jack/Pro-Series/PS1400300303.html
     
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    Ebay is probably full of backs like that. There cheaper too.
     
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    Changed the oil in the TW P1 this morning.
    The above was good guide.
    I used the pull cord to empty the res. via the return line connection to the tank.
    The only other connection I broke was the hose clamp at the tank discharge and then lift the nose of the unit to get the rest out of the tank.
    Stroked the cylinder each direction, topping off the tank to an inch from top of tank each time.
    Tried it out on a 14" oak. Works great.
    Thanks
     
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  5. Ralphie Boy

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    Are you near a lake or river where there may be a marina? Most marinas have ethanol free fuel. There is also a website listing all the places that sell ethanol free fuel state by state.
     
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    Why are you that worried about all the oil? It's not a big deal to have a few quarts in the lines or cylinder, as long as it's not waterlogged or super dirty.
     
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    I didn't mean to give the impression I was worried. But thanks for caring!
    I figured if I was going through the trouble to change the oil, I should at least attempt to get the old stuff out.
    And I've had a leaky valve block since almost day one and never added a drop. I was curious to see how much comes out versus how much I put back in. It took about 4 gallons to fill. I probably got about 3 gallons out, so I was down 1, and it still ran ok. There's a data point to go by.
     
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  8. HDRock

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    Not long after this thread I found a place close by that started carrying , e free gas and have been using it in everything for over a year now.

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