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Old 08-22-2019, 10:19 AM   #1
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Leaking Leveling Leg?

I have a 2013 Fuzion 310- The rear left leg appears to be wet around the piston and the pad looks like it was wet. I don't see anything pooled on the pad just evidence it was wet. Is it likely that the seal is bad?

The front legs are also popping and lowering slowly- Is that due to this leak or is it possible I'm low on fluid or have another issue going on here?
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:20 AM   #2
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Leaking Leveling Leg?

Front and mid/rear leveling cylinders have separate pressure and return lines as well as solenoid valve.

The two front LG operate as Lead/Follower. Left and right side mid/rear also operate separately as lead/follower. So an issue on Frt LG legs creeping up and small deep on rear leveler are two separate issues

From what I see on that rear pad Id simply wipe off the dirt and fluid mix. Id apply a light coating of ATF or motorcycle fork oil with rag and wipe all six leveler pistons down

Id then retract all levelers and check his fluid level. If not full then refill with either AW32 hyd oil or ATF depending on whats in the reservoir. Do Not Mix

AW32 has a light honey brown color while ATF is red.

Then Id run levelers completely up and down 3 full cycles to purge any air in system.

The small amount of fluid residue ... in my. Opinion on that rear leveler pad simply warrants watching. Ive got one thats been like that for 4 years now.

Also should you need a new one down the road find a hydraulic shop and remove it and let them rebuild for about $135. Much less expensive then a new one
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:42 PM   #3
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As recommended by the factory techs, wipe off & spray with a silicon lube all the jacks before retracting each time. If extended for long periods wipe, spray & operate occasionally to keep seals lubricated.
Also recommended removing 1 quart of the original fluid & replace with 15w motorcycle fork oil, an anti stiction oil, then operate the jacks & slides a few times to mix oils, this to stop the popping/creaking of the jacks while extended.
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I would not recommend silicone lube on the cylinders. The outer dirt runner seal will react over time to it. Motorcycle fork oil or ATF is much better choice
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I would not recommend silicone lube on the cylinders. The outer dirt runner seal will react over time to it. Motorcycle fork oil or ATF is much better choice
Factory techs recommended the silicone lube & I used it regularly on all 6 jacks for more than 6 years full-time with no I'll effects.
It's up to each to use or not, but I trusted the factory tech & had good luck!
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