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Not replacing oil soaked shoes?
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Not replacing oil soaked shoes?
It's actually possible they aren't soaked. Mine weren't and both of those seals leaked profusely. They aren't expensive to replace, though.
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Not replacing oil soaked shoes?

Luckily we caught it early in the game...only a little oil was on the edge of the brake shoes...easily cleaned off. They are fine. Cleaned the drum really good. Ready to replace the whole mess today. Will post pics of the new seal and it's new number later on the inner seal thread...to make everyone happy. We are doing both sides today, just to be safe.
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Hey, Dana, back to finances. Ever heard of Dave Ramsey? He does a national talk show about getting out of debt (which it sounds like you've already done) & having/saving enough to retire in style. He also does free podcasts & online streams of the shows. On his Website (WWW.daveramsey.com) he sells self-help books, one of which is called "Retire Inspired" (don't recall the author's name) which I found most useful to help us plan retirement a couple years ago. There's also one called "Start", which discusses new employment (haven't read that one).
Just a couple more arrows for your quiver...
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Thanks guys. Well we got the front end all re-assembled, oiled and even polished. Planning to take her out for a little spin tomorrow morning to move that oil around in those bearings...then add more if necessary and check the lugs for tightness. I'll tell you getting that 500ft lbs of torque on those nuts is tough....but we did it. I was covered from head to toe with polish, oil and dirt. Had to hose off before even coming inside to shower.
Can't wait to do the rear end now...….not.
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That couldnt have be all that tough to get the wheel off and back on with that impact wrench. How large is your air compressor that you use to power that thing?
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It's actually a garage sale $50 compressor, the trick is it's on a 1/2 inch rubber hose attached directly to the gun and the compressor has a 1/2inch direct quick disconnect. It's not difficult, just heavy. The torque wrench is good for 600 ft lbs, but that's tiring after about the 8th nut and unfortunately there are 10 per steerer and coupled with the unrelenting SWFL heat and sweltering humidity. I can't wait for cooler temps so I can work on my bus and not melt.


Check ride went well. All nuts tight and seals (and tank) not leaking.


Anyone know the operating temp of the front axel?
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wheel bearing temps?
The brakes contribute to the heat,check the grease in the hubs for temp.
You using a finger or a temp gun?
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Using both, but we have never checked them before so we don't know what is normal. Bearing at 120 degrees. Brake drum is 140 degrees. After driving thru the neighborhood at 40 mph for about an hour. Normal?
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