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LX and LXI (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your LX or LXI model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE ISSUES INVOLVED WITH ANY LAWSUIT.....list your LX and LXI Parts here too.

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Old 11-22-2018
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Yeah,i was thinking yesterday of a few things you will never hear someone say.


1- i sure wish i had saved some money on my brakes. (after a near miss)



2-arent cheap tires great? (after a blowout in Atlanta at rush hour)
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Randy, how about the bus shutting down on it's own on I-30 in Dallas? After a few phone calls found a bad low coolant sensor. They seem to last only about 5 years. The second time it occurred was on I-10 over the Atchafalaya Spillway. Talk about pucker power At least in Dallas there is a shoulder wide enough.
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Randy, how about the bus shutting down on it's own on I-30 in Dallas? After a few phone calls found a bad low coolant sensor. They seem to last only about 5 years. The second time it occurred was on I-10 over the Atchafalaya Spillway. Talk about pucker power At least in Dallas there is a shoulder wide enough.
Your just lucky Steve!!
On the Spillway,the E parking is kinda narrow,and if you pull over too far you can't open the door!.
I broke down on the Mobile bridge once,it was narrow too!!
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I would love to see a breakdown drawing of what the factory MGMs look like,if you guys find one.
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OK,so its a big piston,i just needed to see it.
Thanks for the drawing John.


You guys do know they make a 36-30 in a diaphragm style.
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OK,so its a big piston,i just needed to see it.
Thanks for the drawing John.


You guys do know they make a 36-30 in a diaphragm style.
Yes but on a 3630 the 36 is on the service end and the 30 is on the spring brake end. See post #8 & 11.

The point I'm trying to make is that a 30" diaphragm on the spring brake end would result in a big reduction of spring brake pressure compared the 3036 piston-type that came on my coach (about 500 pounds less). And as I said in post #8 the MGM engineer said that he would recommend 3036's if I decided to go with diaphragm type spring brake chambers instead of staying with piston type spring brake chambers.
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Yes but on a 3630 the 36 is on the service end and the 30 is on the spring brake end. See post #8 & 11.

The point I'm trying to make is that a 30" diaphragm on the spring brake end would result a big reduction of spring brake pressure compared the 3036 piston-type that came on my coach (about 500 pounds less). And as I said in post #8 the MGM engineer said that he would recommend 3036's if I decided to go with diaphragm type spring brake chambers instead of staying with piston type spring brake chambers.



OK,i typed wrong,theres a 3036,with the 36 on the spring brake side.
I think i have 4 new ones,in stock.
I get what your saying,the 36 is better for parking,and i agree.
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OK,i typed wrong,theres a 3036,with the 36 on the spring brake side.
I think i have 4 new ones,in stock.
I get what your saying,the 36 is better for parking,and i agree.
3036's should be ok. Back when I did my research, I quickly ruled out using 3030 diaphragm type spring brake chambers and I decided I would either go with the MGM MJS3028ET051 piston type spring brake chambers that had stronger springs than my original piston type 3036 chambers or I would go with the 3036 diaphragm type spring brake chambers that the MGM engineer recommended, since they had "spring" specifications similar to my original brake chambers.

However, since 2017 when I did my research, MGM has come out with new 3036 "Long Stroke" diaphragm type spring brakes (3 inch stroke vs 2.5 inch stroke) so I'll be researching those as well.
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I went with 30 30 on my 97 and the parking brake was weak at best. it was a noticeable difference on a slope.
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I went with 30 30 on my 97 and the parking brake was weak at best. it was a noticeable difference on a slope.
Thanks Thomas - hopefully this thread will discourage the use of 3030 diaphragm type spring brake chambers on coaches that came with 3036 piston type spring brake chambers.
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