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Remember there is another factor in this too. Not only is it how the fluid pressure gets to the cylinders, but also its how fast it gets back into the tank for the next pressure spike. It all comes down to fluid and line restriction and cavitation.
 

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The output port on a pumphead is actually smaller than 3/8". Anyway The main reason for running larger ports is to allow larger ,quicker check valves. The smaller generic checks cause alot of restriction. They also get jammed and wear out faster. This frees up alot of flow at the block.
 

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well it depends on who you ask..cavitation can be almost eliminated if you use the right oil..well basically no matter what people think or say the smallest fitting in your system is going to be basiclly be max flow.so people believe flow is the key and others like pressure i think the bigger is better idea is what is fueling this big debate on large fittings.to some extnet what makes hydraulic pressure is restriction but the goal is to get an even balance
between the two...my personal experience is that bigger isnt always better..ive seen it work and also not work.experiment with your set up no one can really give you solid answers on how to do it right unless the person saying does the job..


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Originally posted by 1LOWCHERO@Nov 20 2003, 12:01 AM
Remember there is another factor in this too. Not only is it how the fluid pressure gets to the cylinders, but also its how fast it gets back into the tank for the next pressure spike. It all comes down to fluid and line restriction and cavitation.
this is a very good point..i like..
 
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