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post #1 of 2 Old 10-29-2019, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Question Bleeding hydraulic on 816

I need to know how to bleed the hydraulic lift lines on my older 816. The hydraulic lines have been empty for a few years on an old 816 that I am attempting to resurrect. I filled the reservoir and bled the line at the "out" side of the pump then bled it where the line goes into the control. I know there has to be air in the cylinder and back to the reservoir. How do I bleed that or will it bleed itself when I start the engine?
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post #2 of 2 Old 10-29-2019, 11:36 AM
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Re: Bleeding hydraulic on 816

I would just work the system by moving the hydraulic lever once the engine is running. Any residual air will bleed out of the system on it's own.

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