Stopping a Hydraulic Leak


hydraulic leakIf you’ve got a hydraulic leak, it probably is more of an annoyance than anything.  Most of us don’t have time to deal with small hydraulic leaks.  Also, hydraulic leaks can seem relatively harmless.  Besides a mess, what harm can they do?  The other side of the equation is that repairing a leak could be a significant expense to your business.  Repairing a hydraulic leak, of course, includes actual parts and labor to repair the problem, but it also includes the downtime for your equipment and the transportation costs for getting your equipment to a dealership or other repair facility.

When weighing the costs and benefits of hydraulic leak repair on your equipment it’s important to take into full account the danger of running your equipment with a leak.  Frist, you never know when a leak will turn into a flood.  Every large job-stopping leak starts as a small seep, that then went overlooked and uncared for.  If you’ve got a leaking hydraulic cylinder, you never know when that leak will get big enough to lower pressure in the system and cause a malfunction.  If you’ve got a leak in a hydraulic pump or motor your never know when the seal will completely give way and allow gallons of hydraulic fluid to flood out of your equipment.  Besides being a ticking time bomb, a hydraulic leak will cause a mess.  If you let a leak continue, hydraulic fluid fill flow out of your machine into places it isn’t supposed to be.  If you allow hydraulic fluid to remain on your equipment it can damage electronics, attract dirt and dust and cause other future problems.  To learn more about the important of keeping your clean, check out this article with 7 tips for keeping your heavy equipment in tip-top shape.

Besides understanding the consequences of operating your equipment with a leak, you need to accurately estimate the cost.  Many equipment repair facilities won’t be able to give you an accurate estimate on a repair without having your machine in front of them so that can make cost estimation difficult.  But what if there was a way to estimate the cost of the repair exactly?  Furthermore, what if that accurate estimate was extremely inexpensive?  The decision to repair your hydraulic leak would be simple!

Lucky, that is possible if you choose to use BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop leak.  1 gallon of BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop leak can seal leaks in systems that hold up to 20 gallons of hydraulic fluid!  For the simple cost of 1 bottle of Hydraulic Stop Leak, you can be back to operating your equipment safely and consistently.

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8 responses to "Stopping a Hydraulic Leak"


  1. patrick Tukes on November 2, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Can you put this product in a hydraulic cylinder on a dump truck, I’ve got a small leak coming from around the cap on base of the cylinder

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 2, 2017 at 10:39 am


      Yes, the BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop Leak is safe and compatible to use on a dump truck. You will be using one oz. of the product per quart of fluid in the system. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!


  2. Ran lamb on December 23, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Can it be used in a john deere 710 backhoe that uses hydrolic fluid

    • BlueDevil Pro on December 28, 2020 at 8:29 am


      Yes, the BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop Leak can safely be used in your John Deere. You will use one oz. of the product per quart of fluid in the system.

      Thank you!


  3. rick boston on February 12, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    I have hydraulic cylinder seals leaking at the ram due to age, brittleness and hard. Can this soften those old seals to avoid rebuilding the cylinder?

    • BlueDevil Pro on February 15, 2021 at 8:26 am


      Based on your description, you would be a good candidate for the BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop Leak. The product works by revitalizing and reconditioning rubber seals/gaskets.

      Thank you!


  4. Marty Holmes on November 23, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    I have a 2020 kioti hydro tractor nx 6010 the hydrostate seal is leaking through the main seal kioti wants to put new hydrostate in but it wont be here for 2 months will your hydraulic stop leak help slow down leak until new hydrastate is in and they split tractor in half to fix. Whats the best way to flush the system before they put new hydro in thank you?

    • BlueDevil Pro on November 24, 2021 at 8:17 am


      Thank you for asking about your Kioti Tractor. The BlueDevil Hydraulic Stop Leak is intended for leaks that are seeping or lightly dripping. As long as you are not losing fluid too quickly, you would be a good candidate for the product. You would use one oz. of the product per quart of fluid. Typically, the best way to flush the system is by running hydraulic fluid through the system in cycles, to remove any debris/dirt.

      Thank you!


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