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    245 loader leak down test

    Hi all, first post.

    I have a 245 loader on a 2355 run off on of the rear remotes.
    The bucket settles ~1" per minute, the loader doesn't move at all.
    Been going on for a couple of months, decided it was a PITA so
    Started troubleshooting.

    1- curled bucket, disconnected quick connects from control valve. Still settles
    2- isolated each ram and didn't settle
    3- by passed pressure relief valve. Still settles
    4- cracked JIC's at tee's and did get some air out. Still settles same rate

    Note: As bucket settles, when moving joy stick to re curl it, there is a delay and it acts like there is air in the loop.

    Any ideas appreciated !

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    Welcome to GTT,
    Sounds like one (or both) of your curl cylinders are leaking internally, time to rebuild them. FYI its best to do them in pairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Welcome to GTT,
    Sounds like one (or both) of your curl cylinders are leaking internally, time to rebuild them. FYI its best to do them in pairs.
    I should have clarified. I isolated each curl cylinder one at a time and had no bucket lowering, that's why I went to relief valve next.
    Now I'm stumped.... Thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinktip View Post
    I should have clarified. I isolated each curl cylinder one at a time and had no bucket lowering, that's why I went to relief valve next.
    Now I'm stumped.... Thanks !
    Went back to repeat some troubleshooting.
    -Swapped loader line and bucket lines to different spools on control valve. Still leaked down.
    -Right curl cylinder: Isolated it and put the feed lines to the cylinder back into system loop. No leak down
    -Left curl cylinder: Isolated it and put the feed lines to the cylinder back into system loop. LEAKED down.

    What happened yesterday was I capped the feed lines, so the right cylinder was holding. Being in a loop
    the blow by allowed it to go down.

    Seal kits ordered. Thank you !

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