Hydraulics Troubleshooting: Don’t Believe a Word They Say

big question markIn The Hydraulic Troubleshooting Handbook I define and explain 12 principles for troubleshooting anything successfully. And I use examples from various fields of endeavor, in addition to hydraulics, including medicine and IT.

Troubleshooting Principle #5 is: Never Take Anyone Else’s Word For It. And I observed a good example of the application of this principle recently when, after moving … Read more

3 Truths That Apply When Troubleshooting Anything

The Hydraulic Troubleshooting HandbookDespite his mother’s horror and protestations, my 18 year old son recently bought a motorcycle. It’s a Japanese, hog style machine. Ben would quite like a H.D. but that’s WAY out of his price range. The bike he got is 13 years old with 15,000 km (9,300 miles) on the dial. So he didn’t pay a lot for it. In … Read more

Hydraulics Troubleshooting: Do This First!

hydraulic schematic drawingIn The Hydraulic Troubleshooting Handbook, I explain 12 principles which must be adhered to in order to solve any hydraulic problem effectively. Troubleshooting Principle #1 is: check and eliminate the easy things first. The benefits of this mandatory first step are clearly illustrated by a troubleshooting situation I was involved in recently.

The machine in question had a complex … Read more