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Special tools

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:54 am
by Ajax123
Is there anywhere buy specialist tools. My hydraulic take off on my db25 has struck again by springing a leak. I suspect it is simply not in tight enough. Due to where it sits I think it is impossible to get a spanner to it with enough purchase to tighten it properly. It needs some sort of modified box spanner. I have searched the internet and all the usual places and spoken to some of them but no one has anything... any suggestions? I guess if not I'll have to try and make one...

Re: Special tools

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:11 pm
by Gard
I usually end up making custom wrenches from sockets or spanners that are cut up, heated and bent and or welded as needed. Usually I can make or modify something quicker than buying. My 900 is mostly whitworth bolts but the hydraulic banjo bolt was metric.

Re: Special tools

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:58 pm
by db2d
If you are talking about the banjo bolt on the ram cylinder it should not be metric spanner size.

Re: Special tools

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:00 pm
by Gard
My 900 livedrive has a 18 mm banjo bolt for the ram cylinder, I made an adapter for it to fit a pressure gauge. I have a poor copy of the parts manual that also says 18 mm banjo bolt part 11765, The other banjo bolt is 3/4 bsp. A strange mix for sure. I will attempt to attach a screen shot.

Re: Special tools

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:54 pm
by GeoffDEAL
Hi inpact sockets that are 6 sided are good give a little more reach and lessen the risk of rounding the head of the fitting off, metric or imperial use one that is a good fit.

Re: Special tools

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:45 am
by db2d
A large adjustable spanner can be used to tighten the valve body the gland nut.