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Old 10-18-2009, 05:39 PM
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I bought a Porta-power kit at a yard sale back a couple of years ago. The seals in the pump are leaking.. Does anyone know where I could find a repair kit??

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The seals are mostly O-rings. Any flat or specialty ones can be had from a hydraulic repair shop or some tractor supplies.
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Well you didn't give us a brand so it would be hard to make a suggestion as far as where to order seals. I am going to assume it is Porta-Power brand? No matter what brand you would probably be better off to take it to a hydraulics shop and have them install some new seals and polish out any nicks/scratches, etc in the ram and clean out any contamination which is usually what causes leaks in the first place. Too often sloppy "mechanics" will change rams either using a quick connect or just switching lines without thoroughly cleaning the connection, which is almost always quite grimy and this will lead to scratched cylinder walls/rams and leaking seals. Since a Porta-Power is just a pump and hydraulic cylinder that will never see even a fraction of the wear most cylinders do leaks are almost always the result of damage from rod nicks or dirt in the oil, both cases need to be addressed by a hydraulics shop before installing new seals.
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Thanks. Darned thing is so dirty.. I am not sure of the name brand. It is a hand operated hydraulic pump with a bunch of other pieces with it. I will clean it up some on the outside to see if there is a name brand stamped into the cylinder..
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Pardon me, You plainly said the PUMP seals were leaking, I even read PUMP seals but when I replied I was thinking CYLINDER seals! Those pumps usually are not a lot of trouble to fix and as has already been said most times you will just need some O-rings, dis-assemble the pump plunger and you can see what size and type you need. Just cleaning everything up good and changing the O-rings should be all you will need to put everything back in order for just a couple of dollars, don't know what I was thinking since you never even mentioned the cylinders (rams). Sorry about that!
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I guess the pump is ok. There is this ram on the end of the hose that is leaking out of the top. I can pump on the handle (alot) and it moves about 1" then fluid comes out of the top..
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