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Hi, just joined the forum looking for some help with hydralics as I am clueless.
I bought a used homeade splitter. The cylinder surges when retracting and also sometimes on the out stroke, when not under a load. Not sure if I may have air in the system or if I am starving the cylinder. Have an 11 horse motor on the splitter, I am not sure of the GPM of the pump and about a 6 gallon resivior. I wonder if it could be the control.

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sounds like air could be in it somewhere..... If it were mine, I would first get all the old fluid out and get some new in and bleed the air out. That may solve it
 

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I have the same problem, and I have already changed the fluid and added a filter. My splitter uses an open hydraulic system. With constant engine speed the cylinder surges on a 2 sec cycle.
 
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