treemuncher Posted August 31, 2007 Share Posted August 31, 2007 (edited) I just purchased an RD 822s. It is a truck among trucks and I want to make sure that I take good care of it. It will be used as my lowboy truck and to occasionally haul my dump trailer.I am looking for the following advise:1. Any known problems or things I should be careful of with the E9 motor so that it is not damaged? (besides turbo temp, proper cool down)2. What is the best way to combat rust and corrosion on this truck? There is an extensive amount of salt corrosion that has set in.3. Any place where I might get a copy of an original owner's manual?4. Any special advise for the Mack 12 speed tranny?5. My front fenders look "droopy" as though they have been bent down. Maybe too many rough roads? 20k front axle and 50k cb rears make for a rough ride. Could this cause them to sag over time? Only 90k miles on the truck. 6. Is any history available on this model of trucks? I believe this is one of the last years this model was produced from what little I have read.7. Any recommendations for the mirror mounts on the doors? The excessively rough ride on this truck has weakened the doors where the mirror frames mount. I want to solve this problem before the doors get cracks as they have on my RW. I was told the truck came out of NY, has previous yellow paint like the state trucks and lots of salt corrosion most everywhere. The salt damage is my biggest long term concern. I know I need battery boxes and covers to start, new exhaust and detailed sandblasting to get the rust bubbles out. There will be lots of clean up and detailing to do provided I like the truck and decide to keep it. I don't see how I won't fall in love with it after all of the stories that I've heard about the E9 500's. I'll be ready to sell off my RW613 as soon as I give the new truck a good inspection and shake down. The Superliner is a nice truck but the E6 350 just won't cut it for my heaviest load. It's no fun when the tail tries to wag the dog! I want a dog who can wag any tail no matter how big! Edited August 31, 2007 by treemuncher Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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