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Old 11-13-2016
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Never never weld on a rearend hub,if its cracked its junk.
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Good catch. 2X what Randy said. A crack will always grow, something started it. This could have been been catastrophic.

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shoot i got a tag hub leak i cannot find...

so now you got me looking at the right place.@@@@
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...My girls reminded me that when doing the brakes etc. prior to our Alaska trip that there was some sealant in that area that we had picked off when cleaning everything up...
Don't misunderstand me Ed, 'cause I love my daughter. But I need your girls to help me with MY Bird! Quite impressive.
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Rick, I'm sure my girls would be happy to help and we come that way frequently. When you meet them you will be even more in love. They are Rosie the Riveter incarnate and are quite the workers. I'd be lost without them. Blessed with 3 girls and 1 boy-all good students. The 2 older were raised and out of the house when we moved to the farm so they missed out on a wonderful education that the farm has afforded-not always willingly when we first moved here but they have become quite accomplished and I get a lot of complements on their abilities and work ethic. They can garden, handle livestock wire, plumb, wrench, and operate a tractor with a front end loader.

The older of the two girls just completed putting a new head on her VW TDI this fall and is happily driving her bug back and forth to college for which she earned an academic scholarship to. Her friend had a flat tire and called a tow truck to change it on her dime-my daughter was aghast at the wasted expense. LOL She moved out of the house this fall-a distance of thirty feet to the carriage house we converted to an apartment this summer. We all helped on that one.

The younger one decided to redecorate and paint her room and the now vacated adjoining room her sister used to occupy. I haven't helped other than to buy supplies. She decided to rehab the chicken house this fall and did all the carpentry herself-power tools, 4x8 sheets of plywood for a 4H project.

They are very pleasant, smart, confident and not easily intimidated or flustered. I just hope the young men they marry can take orders well. LOL
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Old 11-15-2016
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Good stuff Ed. Thanks for sharing. You have a right to be proud.
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Just a follow up: Changed the fluid again (not synthetic). No fluid on the rim after test run (PHX to D.C.). I'm convinced the leak was caused by a synthetic being added/used in the past.
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Just a follow up: Changed the fluid again (not synthetic). No fluid on the rim after test run (PHX to D.C.). I'm convinced the leak was caused by a synthetic being added/used in the past.
Thanks for all of this post... I have a defect in exactly the same place on my 86 PT40. Exactly the same presentation. And like others, JB Weld holding fluid in now, and looking around for old bits that aren't in the same condition. Machine new from forged bar?
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Find another hub from a junked '84 to '93 PT Wanderlodge. They all are the same. I used Rob Robinson's old hub from his burned-out '93WB on my '85. Had to punch out the old wheel studs, but everything else was identical.
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A poor man's magnaflux:
1-Clean the part with brake clean etc so all the oil is off the surface.
2-Heat the part with propane torch (mild heat- do not use torch unless you know what you are doing)
3-The oil or grease will start to creep out of the crack from the heat and show you where the crack is.

Will this work all the time, probably not for super fine hairline cracksb But it will definitely identify large cracks which would be the most concerning.
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