Originally Posted by Capn C
Is there any limitation to how far away i can move it. The nearest suitable place is probably 4 meters away. the volume of fluid in the hoses will probably be several times what is in the cylinder. Will this affect performance / response?
it should not make any difference to the pump as it will be pushing or pulling exactly the same amount of fluid to get the ram to move.
you will have to be careful filling and bleeding the ram initially so as not to run the reservoir dry/empty and introduce air into the system but once it is full and bled it should operate exactly the same.
as deepfrezz noted using copper tubing will make the system more robust for the longer run.
you will still need to use hoses to connect to the ram so if they are in good condition they can be reused,the copper tubing can be connected directly to the pump.
ideally the reservoir should be above the height of the ram