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    BVM retract cylinders leaking

    I have a set of the purple BVM retracts that have been sitting around for a few years. The cylinders were leaking pretty bad, used some O-ring lube, it fixed 2 of them, but one is still leaking. Anyone know how do disassemble the cylinder to replace the o-rings?

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    RE: BVM retract cylinders leaking

    Impossible, the ends are press fitting with a "O" ring to get the sealing

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    RE: BVM retract cylinders leaking

    Just fit new cylinders, they are not expensive.

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    RE: BVM retract cylinders leaking

    Keep your eye on the 2 you fixed. I had a similar problem and the lube did not last. After cutting it apart I found it had corrosion . My compressor was putting water in to the system. Now I use a dream works trap in the compressor.  Dan

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    RE: BVM retract cylinders leaking

    I would send them in for repairs if i was in the same situation.
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    RE: BVM retract cylinders leaking

    Ok, just seems easier to just buy new cylinders.
    thanks for the info.
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    RE: BVM retract cylinders leaking

    I thought last time I had leaky cylinders they would not sell them separately.
    ? Will they now? I will get spares.
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    RE: BVM retract cylinders leaking

    I am having the same problem with my F-100 gear. I'm going to send them to BV for service.
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    RE: BVM retract cylinders leaking

    My compressor was putting water in to the system. Now I use a dream works trap in the compressor. Dan

    ooooooooooo.....that's something that I had not considered....
    All I ask is for a chance to prove that money can\'t make me happy......

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    RE: BVM retract cylinders leaking


    ORIGINAL: mr_matt

    I thought last time I had leaky cylinders they would not sell them separately.
    ? Will they now? I will get spares.
    Yes, BVM will sell them separately. I ordered 3 for my F-100 and installed them this week. The leak is completely gone.
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    RE: BVM retract cylinders leaking

    dubd,
    Did you just order them this week? I called BVM and ordered them Monday and they have still yet to process my order.
    Graham

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    RE: BVM retract cylinders leaking

    Graham, I ordered them on Monday or Tuesday.
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    RE: BVM retract cylinders leaking

    I guess I will call them monday and find out what happened. Leaking air cylinders are holding me up from doing the maiden on my Bobcat XL that has been in the works for a couple of years now. I am getting anxious!
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