I was wondering if someone could help me with a potentially "stupid" question
. I recently re-built the hydraulic pump on my B6200 (all new O-Rings etc) and when i put it all back together I could turn it by hand but it was very stiff, hard to turn but there was no grinding noise etc so I didn't worry about it at the time. I put it all back together and it is working all right but then I started wondering if the two spindles / pumps were properly seated because it would not spin freely and was it going to cause some damage.
A little more background is that when I removed the pump the slot on the engine that the drive gear from the pump fits into was a little worn ... I really don't want to make that worse by the pump not spinning freely. So, very long winded way of asking ... should the hydraulic pump spin freely by hand or was the stiffness normal after the re-build
All and any comments are greatly appreciated!