problem with manual hydraulic log splitter
Hi, my husband and I purchased an Omega 10 ton hydraulic log splitter in August. We've been using it successfully since then and we've effortlessly split about 50 logs. Now we're having a problem that we can't figure out.
There are two levers that you push to control the hydraulic ram. One lever works a large piston, the other a small piston.
We seem to have lost pressure in the small one. We can use it for about ten minutes, but then the strokes get smaller and smaller until there is no pressure at all.
We have bled the system twice and added a bit more hydraulic fluid. The same fluid reservoir feeds both pistons.
It has been quite cold outside, so we thought perhaps that was affecting the oil viscosity, but after bringing the splitter into the house to warm up overnight, we still seem to be having the same problem.
Any ideas would be appreciated!!