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testing for hydraulic cylinder bypassing.

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by nowing75, May 13, 2021.

  1. nowing75

    nowing75 Senior Member

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    Had a d6t that was told it would not lift a full blade of dirt. Felt for heat and thought i could feel it but not for sure. I got out my steelman wireless chassis ear and attached them to the 2 lift cylinders and it was amazing how you could easly tell the cylinder bypassing. I think they are around $300. I had originally got them for hearing noise under vehicles that needed to be moving to hear it. next is a thermal camera.
     
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    Mike L Senior Member

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    I’ve got the thermal camera but have never heard of the wireless chassis ear. How does it work?
     
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    There is a control box you hold that lets you select witch device your listing to and the head set plugs into. There are 4 wireless boxes about the size of a cell phone and it has an alligator clip on it to clip to what you want to hear. I just put a magnet on the cylinder and clipped to it. Worked better than I expected.
     
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    Sounds like a very handy trouble shooting tool!
     
  6. JD955SC

    JD955SC Senior Member

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    So what does a bypassing
    Cylinder sound like?
     
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    Vetech63 Senior Member

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    SSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHUUUUUSSSSSSHHHHHHHHH
     
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    nowing75 Senior Member

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    yep makes a ssssshhhhhhhhuuuuuuuussssshhhhh sound very noticeable when comparing the 2.