Repairing your Hydraulic System


hydraulic systemThe hydraulic system is the heart and soul of your equipment.  The hydraulic rams, motors and actuators are what make your equipment do the things you purchased it to do.  You also probably don’t have hydraulic equipment around because you like to look at it or just want your neighbors to think you are cool but because it is an important part of your business, your lively hood or part of maintaining your property.  Hydraulic equipment is built to do work, and hard work at that.  When it fails it can put a huge dent in your productivity, your profit or your plans.

Often times when your hydraulic equipment fails it can be a simple fix.  Hydraulic systems and the equipment they are installed in are usually very well built, over engineered and have a high factor of safety to protect the operator and those who will be around the equipment while it is in use.  This over engineering and sturdiness of hydraulic systems means they usually do not fail catastrophically and if they do, it means bent frames, broken hard parts and a significant repair, or scrapping of the entire piece of equipment.  When most hydraulic equipment fails, it breaks due to small parts that can be easily replaced.  Failed pressure values, or actuators, hoses or connections can stop equipment in its tracks even though they are inexpensive parts that are easy to change.  One such failure in a hydraulic system is leaking hydraulic fluid.

The Hydraulic fluid in your hydraulic system is really just light weight oil that has certain additives to prohibit corrosion and foaming in your hydraulic system.  Everywhere there is motion in your hydraulic system there is potential for a hydraulic fluid leak.  On hydraulic pumps, motors, rams and actuators there is a seal or gasket that keeps the hydraulic fluid from leaking out of the system when the hydraulic ram moves, or where the pump or motor shaft goes through the machine casing.  Over time these seals can become worn out, dried or cracked and no longer be able to keep the hydraulic fluid inside the hydraulic system.  A hydraulic leak is one of those small problems that is easily preventable, or easy to recover from if you have the right things on hand.

Hydraulic stop leakBefore you go out and buy a replacement seal for everyone one of the hydraulic components on your piece of equipment, check out BlueDevil’s Hydraulic Leak Stop Leak.  BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop Leak is the only tool you need to keep in your toolbox when it comes to stopping hydraulic leaks.  1 Gallon of Hydraulic Stop Leak can treat up to 20 gallons of hydraulic fluid and does not have any particulates that could clog or harm your hydraulic system.  BlueDevil Hydraulic Leak Stop can stay in you hydraulic system until your next fluid change and will continue to fight against leaks.  BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop Leak will restore and revitalize the current seals and gaskets in you hydraulic system ensure your machine can operate leaks free and reliably.

BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop Leak

You can purchase BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop Leak online here, or you can purchase from one of our partnering local parts stores like:

  • Advance Auto Parts
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3 responses to "Repairing your Hydraulic System"


  1. Jim on February 10, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    There’s certainly a lot to learn about this subject.
    I like all of the points you have made.

  2. Paul Wagner on August 18, 2019 at 12:42 am

    I want to fix my hidrolics on a 154 IH Cub 1974. Can you send me info.

    • BlueDevil Pro on August 19, 2019 at 10:56 am


      Were you looking for information on the BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop Leak? Please contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a little better understanding and be able to assist you better.

      Thank you!


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