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Old 11-08-2018, 05:42 PM   #785
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I get worn out just reading your projects Bob.....the Snapon truck looks great. Are you painting that yourself?
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:05 PM   #786
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Yes..,,imron
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:19 PM   #787
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Still waiting on the replacement washer/dryer from PPL, no news yet......on a positive note my new transmission passed all the grueling dyno tests I had them put it threw before they ship it to me from Florida next Tuesday. Regards, Bob Click image for larger version

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Old 11-14-2018, 04:54 PM   #788
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Even better news.....the hydro-max has returned.....so I can re-install it on Sunday and if all goes well with the brake system, Iíll yank the transmission and fuel tank out and get going on with this project. Regards, Bob
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:37 PM   #789
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Yank the fuel tank? Thought you were staying gas for another year?
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:15 PM   #790
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I picked up the hydro-max, brake fluid(DOT5), P/S fluid and some other odds and ends for Sundayís work, hoping that the brake situation is finally resolved and I can move forward with the removal of the transmission/fuel tank/driveshaft etc. Regards, BobClick image for larger version

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Old 11-16-2018, 08:52 AM   #791
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DOT 5 or DOT 5.1? Just curious if you are going to a silicone fluid.
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:14 PM   #792
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Switched over to DOT 5 last year Lance, I noticed a difference.
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Old 11-17-2018, 10:04 AM   #793
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So my understanding is DOT 5 is silicone based and not compatible with the normal glycol based fluids. Did you completely drain and flush the old fluid from all lines and components when you made the change? I probably missed it in your posts. You usually don't do anything half way so I guess you changed the calipers, master cylinder, etc. and so on. The DOT 5 fluid has a higher temperature rating which is quite important. I had an episode of overheating the brakes and hence boiling the fluid. I can tell you it was hair raising to say the least. I made the move to DOT 4 at that time when replacing my calipers.
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:43 PM   #794
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Complete flush job last year....about a gallon, did not replace the calipers, just rebuilt the master cylinder last week while the Hydro-Max was out for repair. The brakes get real hot on the 370LE as they do on the work truck. I noticed less brake fade, less squeaking, I believe that the boiling point on the DOT 5 is 500 degrees. Regards, Bob
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:27 PM   #795
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Hydro-Max reinstalled ! Got sidetracked and had to replace the water pump in the YukonXL.....It let loose on me on the drive home Thursday night in the snow. Also put the new nokian tires (studded) on the volt this afternoon as well, we have our snow early this year ! The 370LE brakes are all bled out now all I have to do is get a low pressure return line tomorrow and I can start it up and hopefully finish the brake job.....is it ever done ??? Regards, Bob
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