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fjh last won the day on April 21 2018

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  1. Rider you say in your vid that you think the grease is causing the issue with the brake ! Grease on the brake in my opinion will not cause it to fail or hurt anything in my mind other than add a bit more weight to the brake its self ! In my mind the weight of the babcock brake is what kills it ! In my opinion if you have an engine that tends to vibrate or the reaction springs in the clutch are weak, everything shakes and tends to break the tabs off Its like little fly wheel on the clutch shaft rattling back and forth when the shaft is turning! I have not used a babcock brake in years because I saw what you have there to many times! We switched to the eaton two pc ! Its lighter and doesn't rattle around as bad ! This being said!! The adjustment on the brake is fussy You need it adjusted Right on the floor hardly any squeeze or it can be broken as well and Yup I grease em when I install them For One Reason! Believe it or not ! there Are Drivers out there That Don't have a Clue What The Clutch brake is for! So I apply grease gives the brake a fighting chance at life even if the driver is clueless!.Un like yourself your operating your own stuff Fleet guys don't often give a rats ass ! not interested in why shit fails ! just slam the door and go home at the end of the trip! Us shop guys will fix it keeps us employed ! All this being said Most all manufacturers are fixing this ! They are avoiding the situation By PUSHING automation ! Fix stupid by creating more stupid ! Pretty soon there will be no more clutch brakes to worry about! the tranys and clutches are not cheaply repairable these days! If you need replace a clutch on A New Ishift/ Mdrive They are nudging $10,000 bucks across the counter pricing here in Canada! Everything inside the clutch housing needs to be replaced to avoid future issues! You are pretty much stuck with the DEALERS! Manul will soon be dead
  2. I agree with them how ever you seem positive it’s leaking at the seal where it meets the spindle! As stated make sure it’s not cracked! I would still use the scot over stemo and good quality silicone on the pitted surface clean and dry also check you diff vent for being pluged
  3. How is the spot beneath the inner bearing for wear? The stemco idea is a good one however you need the proper install tools! Stemco makes a seal called a voyager seal it is similar to the scott seal and national seals thou! the other issue is the older 44s used to run a spacer behind the bearing may be an issue With the gritguard not sure I would clean the surface real well and install what you have with a skim of good quality silicone on the sealing surface clean and dri! all bets are off if the inner bearing is worn into the spindle!
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    Mack Truck 2010

    Bro you need to leave more info If you need help ! leave us what lead up to this ! did it just start out of the blue? has it been getting worse over time,? is there or has there been a check engine light on on the dash ? that kind of stuff! too much stuff on these new trucks to go sideways! to just give a one size fits all answer! also is it an MP7 Or MP8 -MP10 model of truck would help as well ! we can't tell a whole bunch By Just A VIN!
  5. Yup ever since fuller went to a straight thread on that fill plug they can be a bear to get out the nut is a Real good idea!
  6. Just my opinion ! In My mind the RD was Tougher design than the value liner! Wasn't a big fan of the straight frame trucks ! Kev wasn't the end of the valueliner or eastern trucks kind of a political move to close that plant ?I heard they had big quality control issues at that plant! ?
  7. i believe PAI parts Has these Check with them The V pump usually has the hold down clamp built onto it!
  8. Yup Agreed! Have seen way to many of these fail in the same way! best solution is the above ! I wish they would go back to the old style notch adjuster on the easy pedal platform! Don't early see any advantage to the wrench winder!
  9. First thing is thing is the throw out bearing is not being greased from what I can see there! It is possible the clutch adjustment is out of whack the linkage needs to be set so as when the pedal Just reaches the floor the brake just contacts the face of the clutch! if it was set To deep and the previous driver was in the habit of pushing the clutch to the floor with the truck in gear and rolling it will wipe the brake out! wrong thing to do poor driving habits!
  10. Ah yup that’s true of that era still looks to had no coolant! Straight water is not the best for them blocks. Hope you didn’t hit the crank jacking them liners out!😢
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