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54 minutes ago, MILEAGEMAN said:

there is a brake can leaking also on the truck.  if i took the valve off for no reason im going to cry.  

To Late now  its Spilt Milk! The Gas companies here where I live advertise on tV all the time  ! CALL BEFORE YOU DIG ! I think that applies  Here!

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i like old trucks and always wanted a wanted twin stick with a jake brake.  a farmer had this mack a mile from my house and hadn't used it in ten years.  the problem obviously is i dont know much about trucks so the honeymoon period is rapidly  vanishing.  thanks for everyone's help and patients.   

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no where in the conversation was it stated whether the valve was a constant leak or when brakes are applied. brake cans leaking internally  maxi to service usually exhaust out the frame quick-release valve .  being new to owning a '70's mack; hope you pay very close attention to the how's and proper way to change a brake can!!! I would doubt the cans are original. the old cans were able to have BOTH diaphrams changed.  fortunately  new cans  are no longer able to disassemble maxi side..

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the valve leaked when i released the brakes.  i put the new valve on and it leaked when the brakes were applied and released.  i caped off the two air lines going to the leaking brake can and that didnt help.  i ordered another valve.  im at a loss.   

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I have a bunch of Bendix air valve info, if I can just figure out how to put it here in such a way that you can open it.

 

I keep trying to attach some of them here, but when I click on them, they won't open.  I'll try to figure it out.  Seems like I've had this problem before.

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On ‎7‎/‎27‎/‎2020 at 11:20 PM, MILEAGEMAN said:

the valve leaked when i released the brakes.  i put the new valve on and it leaked when the brakes were applied and released.  i caped off the two air lines going to the leaking brake can and that didnt help.  i ordered another valve.  im at a loss.   

did you take off the SERVICE line on the other cans and release the brakes; with the wheels chocked of course. possibly another can is by-passing you can't hear. is the pedal itself working free and not oxidized to mount sticking partially on. with parts today , could be bad new valve.  does it have a trolley valve that may be part way on ? did someone have lines off a can then put them on backwards ? these may sound like dumb questions, after xxxxxx yrs of 24/7 road calls ; you get to where you have to start basic with questions.  35min trip on road for liftgate not working --- power cord to trailer not plugged in. next call for same , I said to driver :" is power cord plugged in ?" ; reply - yes it is .... 40 min trip front of trailer  power cord hanging . I said "thought you said cord is plugged in!!!!!! . he points to LIGHT cord and says that's it right.  light cord green , 2 wire power cord black ...  OK I'm paid by the hr, still have rest of fleet to maintain.

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