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27 February, 2011
Very Very Broken A7V

23 February, 2011
Industrial Hydraulics Troubleshooting Lessons from an Old Grader

17 February, 2011
Silicone Menace

14 February, 2011
Working 20 hours a day through the last week left me no time for updates... But the IH is not forgotten, so stay tuned for the updades this week!

7 February, 2011
The Pump is on Fire!!!

2 February, 2011
About "Left" and "Right" Adjustments

28 January, 2011
Broken Servo-Cylinder from Komatsu Pump

25 January, 2011
When Lack of Power is Simply Lack of Power

19 January, 2011
Obstructed Drain Line

16 January, 2011
Overheating, Caused by a Steering Valve

11 January, 2011
One Full Brass Barrel

6 January, 2011
For those who think that all solenoids are the same - Testing Solenoids

1 January, 2011
A new year has just started, and I am gearing up for a large hydraulic equipment intervention at the Somincor copper/zinc mine (which has Canadian owners, by the way), mentally preparing myself for a 48 hour-long (hopefully less) work day, which starts in a few hours... Therefore the blog update will have to wait for a couple of extra days...

24 December, 2010 wishes you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!, and also (very briefly) an example of Overlapping

18 December, 2010
AC Motor Driven Test Benches - Don't Forget About Power Factor!

14 December, 2010
Extreme Oil Over-Stress

9 December, 2010
Before Opening an Orbital Motor...

5 December, 2010
Disassembling Sauer Danfoss Multi-Function Valves

1 December, 2010
A11VO160 - Broken Connection Rod

28 November, 2010
HP pump M6PV72-72 With Automotive and Pressure Compensator Control and video of Wax Motor Operation

24 November, 2010
If you wonder what can happen if balls get inside a hydraulic motor, check out Balls and Hydraulic Motors

21 November, 2010
Furukawa Battle, and a few words on back-engineering

16 November, 2010
Everybody makes Silly Mistakes (visual and audio examples included)

12 November, 2010
After (yet again) having to repair a completely functional unit in perfect condition, I just HAD TO say something about Broken Not Broken Pumps

8 November, 2010
Speed Sensor Trouble