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 71 
 on: June 28, 2016, 05:26:00 PM 
Started by Lin - Last post by brmax
Lin, hi!
heres a straight up procedure I was taught a few years ago; have a full supply of air in the system, block all the other wheels, release the park brake and confirming no vehicle movement then jack the wheel off the ground you are adjusting.
dot best spec is 1/2"-3/4" rod movement, this also should be correct rod angle if any major replacement was done as the angle should have been set proper by the wrench doing it.
or that's what I was tested on.
When adjusted to a full loc or applied, I was taught its best to first check that no drag at 1/4 if so 1/2 that's the reason for jacking and I'm sure a lesson for myself, it was a good one. If there was a drag a wise choice to take a better look and usually remove the cover for a look see.
If you happen to be close to a truck shop at the parts counter they probably have a stack of card board or even plastic angle measure "templates" given to them by the brake mfg's. they pass them on to the techs and customers.
any more questions feel free to ask
have a good day
Floyd

 72 
 on: June 28, 2016, 05:19:33 PM 
Started by Lin - Last post by luvrbus
It's not brain surgery Lin your uneven ware is probably part of the problems like the pins and spring are wore out.
You know when a shop hires a new guy after he graduates from sweeping floors his next stop is installing brakes.

Check the limit on your DD3 they have a limit gauge on the push rod if you can see the limit marker you need to figure out why

 73 
 on: June 28, 2016, 05:03:57 PM 
Started by Twowheelsteve - Last post by Twowheelsteve
Does anyone know a good mechanic in the Boise Idaho area that would be interested in some side money?

 74 
 on: June 28, 2016, 04:58:00 PM 
Started by Stormcloud - Last post by DoubleEagle
Silly, impractical, dangerous, aesthetically unappealing, and a waste of money, in my opinion. Just because it can be done does not mean you should do it.

 75 
 on: June 28, 2016, 04:56:39 PM 
Started by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM - Last post by B_K
Yes I will attest to Gary Hatt's learning experiences (about Mike, but that's enough to start a whole new website about!) and his excellent performance in bringing the magazine back around!
I have been a subscriber for a long time and plan to remain one! (I do need to get my online password though!)
Grin  BK  Grin
 

 76 
 on: June 28, 2016, 04:49:34 PM 
Started by jcdillin - Last post by DoubleEagle
Steel screws would be stronger than Stainless, use heavier coated ones with torx heads. Avoid Chinese thin ones, and test them in scrap pieces first to see if they avoid snapping when you draw them up tight. Self drilling ones would save time, but they do not always drill well.

 77 
 on: June 28, 2016, 04:43:53 PM 
Started by Stormcloud - Last post by gumpy
Trying not to be judgmental... ... ... ... ... nope, can't do it. That's a stupid idea! That thing will be so top heavy he'll be lucky if he can keep it on the road.

 78 
 on: June 28, 2016, 04:42:57 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by B_K
Well glad you got your bus back before I read this, but I was fix'n to tell ya to check w/Luke and get manf. #'s and let me know what they are as I might have them on the shelf with no use for them. Which means I'd made a good deal on them just to get them off the shelf!
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 79 
 on: June 28, 2016, 04:41:52 PM 
Started by Beluga Bus - Last post by luvrbus
 
Quick Update: Went the safe route and replaced the fuel pump and filter, all the fuel lines, and had the injectors rebuilt. Still starts great and runs great, no smoke or visible leaks. Big test will be in a few weeks, headed out to flagstaff. Thanks for everyone help!

Matt


 Smiley that will cover it

 80 
 on: June 28, 2016, 03:36:28 PM 
Started by Beluga Bus - Last post by Beluga Bus
Quick Update: Went the safe route and replaced the fuel pump and filter, all the fuel lines, and had the injectors rebuilt. Still starts great and runs great, no smoke or visible leaks. Big test will be in a few weeks, headed out to flagstaff. Thanks for everyone help!

Matt

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