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Its amazing to me that the slacks last as well as they do,think of the pressures put on them,not only when stopping but when parked.
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Go with manual. Auto adjusters are dangerous.
They are?
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When i ran the truck fleet i changed every truck in the fleet over to automatic slacks.
Doing that took a load off of me,and i never had problems with them
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Yea, it’s amazing the pressure these things have on them.. I think the auto slacks work fine. Yea you still have to inspect and grease them, make sure they are working.
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New slack adjuster installed last night. Stuck with the manual adjusters. Big difference in braking! Only issue I have now is the new slacks are the only part on the BB that use a metric wrench. I had to dig around in my tool bag to find a 14mm wrench
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Went with the manual slack adjuster. Braking is back to normal! Unfortunately, the new slacks have introduced Metric to the bus! Thanks for everyone's input.
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Just get a dedicated 14mm wrench and put a magnet on it and keep it in your tool box... metric is the new standard. Thankfully the new ones I got were the square head on the adjuster..
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Went with the manual slack adjuster. Braking is back to normal! Unfortunately, the new slacks have introduced Metric to the bus! Thanks for everyone's input.

So now it's more like a modern US make vehicle!! Every vehicle we own, except for our 68 Cadillac and 80 BB are a mix of SAE and Metric. Really annoying when you have to drag both socket trees out to your current project!!
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