# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Diesel Equipment Technology III Task 493159117

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Check reservoir fluid level and condition.

Definition

Check should include
  • positioning vehicle on a level surface
  • retracting all hydraulic cylinders
  • checking the system cold, if possible
  • ensuring oil level is within the operating range in the sight glass
  • determining needed action.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What problems could overfilling a hydraulic system cause?
  • What could cause the oil to look foamy or aerated in the sight glass?