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Stephen, Rock Ram bleeding..how did you do it?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Boss, Jun 11, 2001.

  1. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Stephen,
    Now, that you're back...and congrats on your TTC finish!

    Just wondering, how did you go about bleeding your PS system with the Rock Ram and I'm assuming a PS cooler? I bled for like 2 to 3 hours (turn the wheel while engine was off) and I'm not even sure if all the air is out. My pump and box runs super hot after a short trip. Just wanted to hear how you did it. Also, can it be power bled like Power Brakes?? Just wondering (feeling lazy).
    Boss

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  2. Stephen

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    We did a lot of cranking back and forth both with the motor running and without, then I think my Dad cracked the lines at the box. There's some of that stuff that I missed due to working on other parts at the same time. I had no idea 4-5 guys could work on one truck at the same time!
    I don't know if they cycled the ram with the fitting loose at the box, but that would be a logical thing to do. crack the right turn line and turn (by hand) the wheels to the left. That should force any air out of the cylinder on that side, then do the opposite and it should draw fluid into the ram and force air out of the side you're collapsing. I've got an added disadvantage in that the box is in a pretty unconventional location and there's about 10 or 15 feet of extra plumbing to make it work. I'm working on some new pics to post on our site with details.

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