I wanted to start a new thread on trying to rebuild hydraulic cylinders. I have a thread a couple below this one about Rebuilding a hydraulic spool valve for a Johnson Loader and after tearing the spool valve apart there isn't really anything I can do with it. I am going to try and get a hydraulic pressure gauge and tee fitting today if I can.
All this got me to thinking if rebuilding the hydraulic cylinders is something that I can do or if I am better off having a shop that specializes in hydraulic repair rebuild them? I don't really have the extra money to be putting in to it right now so if it is something I can do I would love to try.
I have torn apart bigger cylinders for 200+ ton hydraulic presses but with them having the external end plate bolts it makes it much easier. On these little cylinders I don't know if it is just a matter of removing the seals at the end and sliding the piston out or what.