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The Hydraulic fluid

Bill S.

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158
Location
Jensen Beach, FL
My XLR/V(s)
2006 V, Raven Black with Shale interior
Hey

Is there a way to change out the hydraulic fluid, short of pulling the pump ? The X is going on 14 now and really doubt that the fluid has ever been changed. Maybe even a partial change out ? Realize that the fluid to each cylinder probably can't be flushed out, but would like to change out some, if it will help. Do you all think a fluid change out, even a partial invite problems ? I do have the GM fluid.

It is hard for me to tell the level in my system by looking at the reservoir. It seems all the same color. I resorted to sticking a zip tie end into the fluid reservoir, as a sort of "dip stick". It matched with what I was seeing with a VERY, VERY bright light. The top in the X works fine.


Bill
 

beaver_jd

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Jun 11, 2016
Messages
310
Location
Calgary AB / Palm Springs CA
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Red XLR / 2007 XLR-V
Bill S. I am not so sure that's necessary. I have had my current motorhome for over 10 years and the slides are hydraulic. The fluid has never been changed and they run great. I think with these XLR tops if they run fine I would just leave it..
John F.
 

rheavn

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Joined
Dec 3, 2019
Messages
53
Location
South Dakota
My XLR/V(s)
'09 Platinum #787
I'm just trying to find the hydraulic reservoir on an '09. Where is it???

Steve...........................#787
 

Bill S.

Seasoned Member
Joined
Jun 26, 2018
Messages
158
Location
Jensen Beach, FL
My XLR/V(s)
2006 V, Raven Black with Shale interior
Hey

Driver's side rear trunk area. move the carpeting away from that corner carefully. There is a fiberboard floor cover about 8" by 9" or so .....odd shaped. Sort of covers that area. The pump and reservoir are down in that well.

Bill
 

pure zen

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Mar 12, 2014
Messages
786
Location
AZ
My XLR/V(s)
2005 Crimson Pearl XLR
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Synthetic hydraulic fluid...... If you can't find locally, I have a 1 Liter new, unused can available for sale > $18 + shipping CONTUS Send private message if interested or email LLmotorsportz @ gmail DOT com
 
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long Tall Sally

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Sep 11, 2018
Messages
891
Location
Aiken SC
My XLR/V(s)
2008 xlr dove gray
that's the same non oem recommended fluid for Mercedes. good stuff not as pricey as a/c delco
 

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