I want to thank all for their help with my questions. Q#1 I have a 2 stag 16 gpm pump operating a 5x24 cylinder 1/2 in" ports , Im adding a log lift, 2-3"x 8-10" don't know which cylinder yet (any sugestions), Do i need a flow restricter or something for the smaller cylinder. the smaller cylinder will have smaller ports and I will adapt to them will that reduce the flow enough. Q#2 My other 2 stage 16 gph pump was stuck in low and i bought a new pump I asked the company what would cause the pump to stick in 4 gph mode and not go to 16 gph. I have power and no speed, They said more than likely contamanated oil, and to flush system and add new oil. I keep my splitter coverd and i have a suction strainer on the suction and a filter on the return. How would it get contaminated? The oil is 3 years old. On a rule of thumb when do you know to change oil, What do you look for.
Thank You So Much For Your Input!!