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Title: Bendix Air Brake Service Data Sheets
Post by: rv_safetyman on May 30, 2006, 02:53:29 PM
In several other threads, there has been a lot of discussion about the air systems in our buses.  As I had mentioned in another post, I attended their air brake school in Denver a few weeks ago.  Great school.

During the class the instructor mentioned that there was a speical website called mybendix.com.  At this site, you can download all of the manuals for any Bendix air system product along with a ton of other great information.

In order to get to the site, you have to register.  Anyone can register.  That is easy to do once you figure out how to get to it.  I think there used to be a log-in spot on the main page, but it is no longer there.  If you click on "site map" the "mybendix" tab will be in the center of the page.  I was not able to check since I am already registered, but I think it will ask you to log in and give you the option to register.

It is well worth the effort.


Title: Re: Bendix Air Brake Service Data Sheets
Post by: NCbob on May 30, 2006, 06:36:40 PM
I took your advice Jim, in the hope that I could find out more info on my bus DD-3 brake system.  I have Da Book but thought that Bendix might have a different approach to the system than MCI.

Typically, a Manufacturers site prefers to deal with today's systems and chooses to ignore yesterday's...because there's no prifit in them, except for replacement parts.

I do thank you for the tip though.

NCbob


Title: Re: Bendix Air Brake Service Data Sheets
Post by: rv_safetyman on May 30, 2006, 07:07:34 PM
NCbob, I can't tell from your reply if you got good information from the site or not. 

They have a very detailed specification sheet on the DD-3 chamber (BW1563), and a plumbing diagram on page 80 of the Quick Reference Catalog (BW1114) which is for a "coach (tag axle) with a two step parking brake release (DD-3)". 

The BW1114 is also on mybendix.com.  However, it is 6.6 meg.  I think it is worth downloading.


Title: Re: Bendix Air Brake Service Data Sheets
Post by: gumpy on June 02, 2006, 06:32:37 AM
For those who may have problems getting to or finding stuff on the Bendix site, I've loaded some of their service bulletins to my website which are relevant to my MC9 so I'll have easy access to them I'll set up a link in my site to them, but for now, the direct addresses are:

http://www.gumpydog.com/bus/Brakes/Bendix_AD-1_&_AD-2_Air_Dryer_Service_Data_082403.pdf

http://www.gumpydog.com/bus/Brakes/Bendix_DD-3_&_SD-3_Safety_Actuators_024600.pdf

http://www.gumpydog.com/bus/Brakes/Bendix_D-2_Governor_01503.pdf


craig


Title: Re: Bendix Air Brake Service Data Sheets
Post by: tucsontattoo on June 02, 2006, 01:18:46 PM
Jim  Thanks for the site information. How do I find what data sheets are applicable to my 62 PD4106. Will it be in the book?

                  Thanks    Tucson


Title: Re: Bendix Air Brake Service Data Sheets
Post by: rv_safetyman on June 03, 2006, 06:32:13 AM
Hi Tucson

Probably the best way is to look at the tags on the air compressor and air dryer to see what your bus is equipped with.  In lieu of that, you could go to the GMC Yahoo group and see if someone can tell you the models of these devices.

It is possible that the parts have been updated and it is best to check your bus.

There is a lot of good information on things like troubleshooting and basic tests you should be making on your bus periodocally.  You have to poke around the list of documents a bit, but there is a treasure chest of information on their site.