Flexible Pipes and Hoses

When removing and installing flexible hydraulic pipes and hoses, make sure that the following practices are observed to ensure component serviceability:

  • Absolute cleanliness must be observed with hydraulic components at all times.

  • Obtain appropriate plugs or caps before detaching hose end fittings, so that the ports can be immediately covered to prevent the ingress of dirt.

  • Fit a cap to seal a hydraulic union and a plug to its socket after removal to prevent ingress of dirt.

  • After any work on hydraulic systems, carefully inspect for leaks underneath the vehicle while a second operator applies maximum brake pressure to the brakes (servo pump running).