Flushing Hydraulic System

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Flushing Hydraulic System

Post by Slagtrooper » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:03 pm

I know that the correct answer is: Use Hydraurinçage.

But, if that product doesn't exist anymore in the market? I called a couple of Cit dealers, oil houses, etc. and some didn't know what was Hydraurinçage (Or Hydraflush) or said that they didn't have in stock, because they deal only with LDS systems that don't need that.

What can i do? What kind of product can i use?

I'm afraid to open the parts for cleaning, leading to rupture the rubber seals. I can't find easily its repair kit.

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Re: Flushing Hydraulic System

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:35 pm

GSF still sell TOTAL Hydraurincage or at least did so a fortnight ago - and there's some new old stock on eBay too: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5lt-Hydraurin ... 1111983154
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Re: Flushing Hydraulic System

Post by mds141 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:03 pm

Malcolm Lockwood usually has some in stock. http://mlockwood.org.uk/
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Re: Flushing Hydraulic System

Post by mds141 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:04 pm

Just realised you're in Brazil. Some people swear by using some diesel as a flushing agent. Obviously not leaving it in the system as long as Hydraurincage.
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Re: Flushing Hydraulic System

Post by Slagtrooper » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:13 pm

Yeah, it's only for running the product in the system and filling with LHM later.

About the site: Nice one, but sadly our import policies are abusive for ordering some of these. We are charged with 60% of the product price in taxes.

So, if i fill with diesel, "citrobic" the car, drain (from the reservoir and vacuuming the tubes/brake nipples with a vaccum machine) and then fill the system with LHM, it could get better?

Thanks for the fast reply,

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Re: Flushing Hydraulic System

Post by mds141 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:19 pm

It should certainly clean out the system. Diesel acts as a lubricant, so the hydraulic pump and it's associated seals shouldn't suffer, but as stated, don't leave it in for extended periods of time. You're most welcome Bruno. :)
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Re: Flushing Hydraulic System

Post by mds141 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:19 pm

P.S. Don't forget the edge of the LHM tank/reservoir is razor sharp.
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Re: Flushing Hydraulic System

Post by MULLEY » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:35 pm

The diesel idea comes from our scandinavian cousins, perhaps find their website to find out a bit more info. TBH, diesel is a lot cheaper than hydraflush, so it may very well be the best way to do it. I've got no idea on how many miles you should leave diesel in the system & i'm also unsure if you can safely run it on a 100% diesel or whether it has to be mixed with lhm?
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Re: Flushing Hydraulic System

Post by mds141 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:46 pm

As modern diesel fuel contains detergents to clean the fuel rail and injectors, I'd hesitate a guess and say it's more 'aggressive' than Hydraflush. Personally, if using diesel as a flushing agent I wouldn't leave it in for more than a couple of hundred miles, just to be safe.
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Re: Flushing Hydraulic System

Post by MULLEY » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:16 am

But then again there some who never use lhm, they just use hydraflush all of the time.
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