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Date Posted:03/08/2011 11:02:30Copy HTML

put the dam thing back together took it for a run got fuckin hot both sides.
got back to find hubs loose is to do with them metal shity seals.
bet its taken out both wheel bearings.
thinkin about scrappin the fuckin thing pissed right off with it
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Re:bobs back axel

Date Posted:04/08/2011 02:40:03Copy HTML

cant work this out one of the rear wheels turns freely but drive 5 mile and the drums red hot ? could it be the back hub wheel bearing??
greeeeeeeeg hellllllllp.
ave you still got some for this peice of shit
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Re:bobs back axel

Date Posted:04/08/2011 04:47:22Copy HTML

You sure the brakes are not binding? 

These bearings you fitted, they were deffo the right ones...yes?

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Date Posted:04/08/2011 04:48:45Copy HTML

I wonder if the brakes are  sticking on once you drive off and use them?
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Date Posted:04/08/2011 07:05:21Copy HTML

yep bearings are right it is the brakes
drums getting hot dont know why ive knocked it out of gear a few times.
and its free rolling.
how the hell do i go about sorting them out greg.
i fuckin hate drum brakes with auto adjust help advice
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Date Posted:04/08/2011 07:13:43Copy HTML

what would casuse the brakes to bind on ? wheel cylinders.
ive just had them done greg.
dont no what to check next
could it be those bits of tin that adjust the wheel adjusters
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Date Posted:04/08/2011 08:22:43Copy HTML

I gotta ask, you havent put the shoes on the wrong way round have you? Does the drum slide on and off easily?
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Re:bobs back axel

Date Posted:08/08/2011 06:31:40Copy HTML

greg this efin hub seal can you measure the inside dia of the one you sent me and tell me weather its three and five eith across coss thats what it needs to be.
ive prob got some protor type fuckin axel.
its the hub seal thats wrong.
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Date Posted:08/08/2011 11:17:02Copy HTML

 Bugger I never seen this message till now, i am working tomorrow and wed but will try to get up yard tomorrow night and measure it for you.
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Date Posted:08/08/2011 11:55:07Copy HTML

greg ive a mind to send you my old intact hub seal for you to eat sorry look at
im tellin you it turned on the shaft just like a crank seal
with no spinning centre i can see were its been turning on the stub axel
and it is intact no damage still fits on stub axel like a dream.
this fuckin tin seal that i was given does not fit over the last step before the back plate hence not being able to get the wheel bearing on properly
hence £200 worth of fuckin damage.
drove to bristol banwell seals fuckin hopeless
all i get is oooooooooo thats a big seal have not seen one like that before
very unusual tell me something i dont know the tossers.
im going to send you this seal to see if you can get one up there.
regards mr fuckin angry
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Re:bobs back axel

Date Posted:09/08/2011 03:33:27Copy HTML

mirfeild have some complete axels looks like i might have to go that route.
they want £200 but by the time i bought bearings and shit it might be the cheapest option
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Date Posted:09/08/2011 05:16:31Copy HTML

 if you do, make sure it is for the mk2 and make sure it is an ax6 though you could fit an ax8 too.
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Re:bobs back axel

Date Posted:09/08/2011 09:33:10Copy HTML

sorry to hear you're having grief Clive - I feel your pain (had plenty myself although not so much with axles, not yet anyway)

got a good AX6 axle here (Brighton) if you fancy a trip east
removed from my Mk2 S46 van (J-reg) during upgrade to RB75 - was on road and running fine just shy of 2 years ago
it seemed like a good idea at the time
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Date Posted:09/08/2011 09:37:17Copy HTML

sorry to hear you're having grief Clive - I feel your pain (had plenty myself although not so much with axles, not yet anyway)

got a good AX6 axle here (Brighton) if you fancy a trip east
removed from my Mk2 S46 van (J-reg) during upgrade to RB75 - was on road and running fine just shy of 2 years ago
it seemed like a good idea at the time
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Date Posted:09/08/2011 11:11:33Copy HTML

thanks chugg the seal firm in wolverhampton are trying france now.
the worrie i have about secondhand axels is if they have been sat for years as soon as they are used the fuckin hub seals start leakin so back to sqaure one again.
the trouble is that bastard thatcher killed of our manafactoring so we dont make fuck all any more.
should be able to get some made.
how much you want for your axel chugg if i have to go that way.
thing is im fucked if it goes again.
is there anywere up north that can make um come on greg you should no.
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Date Posted:09/08/2011 11:13:14Copy HTML

greg what happened to the seal sizes then????
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Date Posted:10/08/2011 07:14:18Copy HTML

 I forgot, sorry, this is my mental busy time circusingam up yard all day tomorrow so phone me around 12pm
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Date Posted:10/08/2011 11:11:32Copy HTML

open to offers
(happy to undercut those monkeys at Mirfield - £100 for a used headlamp anyone? - actually, based on their ebay prices, £200 for a complete axle sounds cheap!)


dunno why previous post appeared twice (with a time delay on second, curious) - maybe if I delete one, both will disappear?
it seemed like a good idea at the time
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Date Posted:10/08/2011 03:58:51Copy HTML

thanks chugg but ive had some seals made £100 fuck its a nightmere.

just hope this an end to the whole sorry sarga.
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Date Posted:10/08/2011 08:30:01Copy HTML

yeap, good luck

reminds me of the time I had some braided brake flexi-hoses custom made and then again, when converted whole system to 1/4" - by time I went back for a second lot, prices of the M12 ends had gone up considerably - about a fiver shy of that figure you mentioned for 3 hoses and the ends aren't even stainless and have started to corrode already - truck hasn't even done a mile with them fitted

hope the axle is from this point forth, indestructable!
it seemed like a good idea at the time
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Re:bobs back axel

Date Posted:10/08/2011 11:12:39Copy HTML

if the axel plays up after this chugg the whole lots going in the baler.
or ebay.
i like the truck but i cannot keep spending 100s of pounds on it
seals and bearings £300.
at the end of the day buiss is prity shit no buggers got any money.
i supose i was a twat buying something they have stopped makin spares for at the end of the day.
merc still make all the spares for all their trucks dont matter how old.
if i changed the axel because i use it to do big miles loaded some times i would have the hub seals go in a second hand axel in no time at all.
been here before with old truck spending shit loads of money and gettin no were.
bobs on his last chance,
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Date Posted:10/08/2011 11:37:54Copy HTML

my only worry now is i think ive cut off a pre seal that was ment to stop the oil spraying directly on to the main seal.
as said before this axel 4.6 ton has a hub seal that acts like a crank shaft seal.
its deff not a mechanical seal its got were marks were its been turning on the stub shaft and just to be sure i took the old seal to a seal specilist who assured me the old seal was wore but intact and was not mechanical.
so i hope this disaster helps other folk on here and no one on here has to go through a £600 fuck up like me.
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Re:bobs back axel

Date Posted:11/08/2011 12:52:04Copy HTML

I know i'm commited now (or should have been a long time ago) - mine usually earns it's keep but been off road for nearly 2 years undergoing mods (was never meant to be anything like this long of course) and when they're not helping you they do seem to become even bigger money pits
I can't afford not to get it back on road now

planning on running it for life :) (guess you could say i'm fairly committed to hunting elusive parts)

so the old Merc. 500/600/800 etc. stuff is still plentiful is it?
I was up for one until a few years ago a friend was offered £150 for his S56 by an exporter and having run a fair selection of british built twin-wheelers over the years - Mk1 Bedford CF and Mk2/3 Transit diesels, Essex powered A-Series etc., it was, I guess, the natural progression to get a Dodgem


I like to remind myself of Greg's saying, look after your Dodge and your Dodge will look after you
and so the madness continues ...
it seemed like a good idea at the time
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Re:bobs back axel

Date Posted:11/08/2011 09:42:09Copy HTML

they seem to have so many different bloody parts 3 or 4 different axels.
these fuckin seals there seems to be a 100 different ones used on the same axel.
what makes it worse is the min you say the word dodge its the end of the convesation.
every other truck you ask about they cannot do enuff.
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