Update on the 1556
Posted June 06, 2017 - 05:46 PM
I put it in the shed and started looking for another pump. It sat in the shed for about a month. Went out yesterday and fired it up, just to hear it run, and when I pushed on the pedal , it tried to move on it's own. I did this a few times and it got better and better. Next thing I know I'm driving it out of the shed on it's own power.
Took it for a ride around the yard and within minutes it was like brand new. I put it up against a log pile and the tire would spin with no problem. I have a steep hill out back and it went up and down with no problem.its like it fixed its self. I don't know much about these pumps, but when I bought it, it sat dry for several months before I got around to installing it. Is it possible the fluid brought something inside back to life. I have never read anywhere if you are suppose to prime these pumps before use. I did notice that the reservoir was about 1/4 of a quart low. Any input should be great .
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Posted June 06, 2017 - 07:06 PM
Edited by Clevis, June 06, 2017 - 07:26 PM.
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Posted June 06, 2017 - 07:43 PM
Air trapped in the system. You have to bleed the pump and hydro lift or just let them sit for a while and it will bleed it's self since the tank is higher than the pump. You can loosen up the top hard line for the lift cylinder on the top of the charge pump and it would of bleed the air out pretty quick.
That's awesome she bleed her self enough to purge most of the air out.
Edited by EricFromPa, June 06, 2017 - 07:44 PM.
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Posted June 07, 2017 - 09:19 AM
I just replaced the Eaton 10 in my 1256 with one that I refurbished. I took the plug out just behind where the tube from the reservoir is and filled it there while turning the input shaft. It took a while to get it full, I thhink almost 2 quarts before it wouldn't take anymore. Then installed the reservoir and topped it off.
Posted June 07, 2017 - 03:31 PM