Eliminating dust cover on DHT 25 ton splitter hydraulic fluid filter

Husky Joe

Husky Joe

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In addition to a new engine, I treated my DHT 25 ton splitter to a new hydraulic fluid filter. Seems like the new one has a very slow leak near the top where it attaches to the fitting but is also covered by a flimsy, rubber cover. I'm wondering if that rubber thingy is preventing a tight seal. Anyone do away with it and just plain eliminate it or come up with another dust cover or barrier? If I remove it (and presumably the filter), will the gasket or O ring on the filter prevent a tight seal after being tightened previously? It's always something…

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Ash_403

Ash_403

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Yeah, don't use that original filters 'dust cover'. I threw mine out with the original filter. (It looked as though it was both the filter seal/o-ring, and a dust cover, anyway.) Did you stack that on top of your new Purolator lube filters o-ring? If so, unscrew your new filter and get it off there.
 
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