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Old 08-27-2018
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Default HWH fluid level

Anyone have a 1995 BMC 37' recall how to check the fluid level? Jacks up, and check the dipstick is what the manuals I have read said. problem is my stick seems short. Please fellows, i am feeling bad enough as it is. See image for dip stick length.
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you need the tank 90 % full
with all retracted you need room for expansion
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Someone added those brass fittings on there. I expect that was done to prevent overflow from expansion

Take them off and see if it looks better At least the dipstick will extend into the tank with the fittings off. Or you could leave it as is but just use a popsicle stick or something else to check the oil level.

I think I remember that it takes a 3/4”wrench to remove the cap The knurled portion of the cap can get loose and be a little perplexing until you remember that it has a hidden hex nut under there.
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90%, Popsicle stick, I can do that.
Thanks fellows.
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Is that the jack reservoir?
to my eyes it looks like the tank for the power steering and fan?
The tank looks round to me?
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it may be the light reflection,making it look round.
But the dip stick means very little if its the HWH jacks.
As long as it has fluid in it.
whats the problem?
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Not a grate picture, sorry. I was trying to make sure everyone saw the dip stick length in relation to where the top of the tank was.

Yes it is the HWH jack reservoir, the PS reservoir is behind it I think.

Problem, right front jack not returning to the store position. Not that I think fluid level is the cause of the return problem, but the reservoir was also covered in ATF and a pool of fluid under the coach right after I paid for the bird. Odd there was no leak when I walked around it the first time..
I just wanted to start of by getting the fluid level correct before preceding into a jack return problem. I'm not sure how I can safely get under this bus to inspect the problem now though so the jacks have not been down since picking it up in Austin last week.
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Jim, can you see 2 return springs attached to the jack pad? If so, maybe just a lazy jack. I have one that is slow to retract sometimes. Might need new return springs. Also, there are 4 valves with tee handles on them somewhat near and below the reservoir that you can use to manually retract the jacks. Also, how does the oil look? It’s a closed system, but it still might wear out? Check your HWH books.
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What Tim said. The springs are what control the return. If one of them is weak then it may not come all the way back up. The fluid level has nothing to do with the return of the jack.

Something else you need to do. Update your signature so we know what kind of bus you are talking about. It helps a lot for those that have information on your specific coach and keeps others from telling you something that may not be pertinent to your coach.
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