Sunday, April 30, 2006

New Piston Rings

Well, the new hydraulic cylinder seal kit finally came in. The repair was simple.. well, the concept was simple, the repair was painful. The cylinder nut (the back one) was torqued to 275 ft/lbs and had lock-tight. For every 1/4 turn I had to hang from a 7 foot cheater bar which was attached to a 3 foor pipe wrench. WOW! and !!@%^#*!. Maybe I can actually start the foundation some day soon.

Old Piston, New Piston.
Old Gland Nut, New Gland Nut.

Old O-Ring, New O-Ring

Refurbished ram ready for installtion.