308C CR Excavator Hydraulic System – Gear Pump (Blade) – Test



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Flow meter tool layout

(1) Swing motor

(2) Connector

(3) 6V-9837 Swivel Tee

(4) Makeup line

(6) 6V-9851 Elbow

(7) 4C-9910 Portable Hydraulic Tester (flow meter)

(8) Delivery line (blade pump)

(9) 6V-9509 Face Seal Plug

(10) 8C-8988 Elbow

(11) 3K-0360 O-Ring Seal

(12) 5P-5777 O-Ring Adapter

(13) Elbow

(17) Blade control valve

(21) Pressure tap (delivery pressure for blade pump)

(26) 6V-8398 O-Ring Seal

(27) 1U-7642 Coupling

(28) 7M-8485 O-Ring Seal

(29) 4C-6482 Nipple assembly

(30) 4C-6481 Coupler assembly

(31) 4C-8767 Coupling

(32) 5P-1010 Sleeve

(33) 5P-0201 Hose

(34) 8C-9026 Adapter

(35) 6K-6307 O-Ring Seal

  1. Position the machine on level ground.
  1. Stop the engine.
  1. Release the pressure in the hydraulic system. Refer to Testing And Adjusting, “Hydraulic System Pressure – Release”.



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    Circuit diagram

    (1) Swing motor

    (2) Connector

    (3) Tee

    (4) Makeup line

    (5) Main control valves

    (6) Swivel elbow

    (7) Portable hydraulic tester (flow meter)

    (8) Delivery line (blade pump)

    (9) Plug

    (14) Engine

    (15) Right pump

    (16) Left pump

    (17) Blade control valve

    (18) Pilot pump

    (19) Multitach

    (20) Pressure gauge

    (21) Pressure tap (delivery pressure for blade pump)

  1. Install the following tools in accordance with the flow meter tool layout and the circuit diagram. Refer to Illustration 1 and Illustration 2.
    1. Install multitach group (19) on engine (14) .
    1. Remove delivery line (8) from elbow (13) at the blade pump.
    1. Install seal (26) and plug (9) in the open end of delivery line (8) .
    1. Assemble and install seal (26), elbow (10), seal (11), connector (12), seal (28) and nipple assembly (29) to elbow (13) at the blade pump.



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      Swing motor

      (1) Swing motor

      (2) Connector

      (4) Makeup line

    1. Disconnect makeup line (4) from connector (2) at swing motor (1) .
    1. Assemble and install seals (26), tee (3), elbow (6), coupling (27), seal (28) and nipple assembly (29) to connector (2) at swing motor (1) .
    1. Install seal (26) and makeup line (4) to tee (3) .
    1. Connect flow meter (7) and the test hoses between nipple assembly (29) at elbow (13) and nipple assembly (29) at the swing motor.

    ------ WARNING! ------

    To prevent personal injury or equipment damage from failure of the hydraulic test equipment or associated circuit components because of blocked pump flow, make sure that the test equipment valves are fully open before starting the engine.

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  1. Start the engine.
  1. Place the machine controls at the following settings: engine speed dial “10” and Low idle switch OFF. Refer to Testing And Adjusting, “Engine Performance – Test” for engine rpm settings.
  1. Place the hydraulic activation control lever in the UNLOCKED position.
  1. Increase the hydraulic oil temperature to 55° ± 5°C (131° ± 9°F).



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    Portable hydraulic tester (flow meter)

    (7) 4C-9910 Portable Hydraulic Tester (flow meter)

    (19) 9U-7400 Multitach Tool Group

    (41) Valve

  1. Slowly turn valve (41) on flow meter (7) clockwise until pressure gauge (20) at pressure tap (21) shows a reading of 20600 kPa (3000 psi).
  1. Record the pump delivery flow from the blade pump and the engine speed at 20600 kPa (3000 psi) in Table 1.
Table 1
Pump Flow Test    
Oil temperature C° (F°)        
Engine speed (rpm)        
Flow measured liter/min (US gpm)        
Flow corrected liter/min (US gpm)        
Specification for pump flow liter/min (US gpm)     New     30 L/min (7.9 US gpm) (1)    
Service limit 25 L/min (6.6 US gpm) (1)    
( 1 ) Minimum

Note: Specifications for pump flow are based on an engine speed of 2100 rpm. To get more accurate test results, measured flow should be corrected by the following calculation.

Table 2
Corrected flow     =     Measured flow x 2100 rpm    
measured rpm  

Flow measurements must be done in pressure rise.