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Old 06-14-2020, 07:00 AM   #881
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No more heat soaked starter
Custom starter.....nice!
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Old 06-14-2020, 12:08 PM   #882
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Completed the rebuilt of the Air suspension system
Airbags: W01-358-5412
leveling valves: Excel # EM36270 Ref# Hadley H00450CE Mack 20QE3126
bushings and pins: Superide 7572-102, 5506-001
Pressure switch: Furnas

Total parts cost $~700.-
Labor ?? I I would not do it for less than $1,500.- labor and you would have to cut the floor.

This was a difficult job, more so than i expected. Without some of the heavy duty tools I have, it would have been impossible.
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Old 06-14-2020, 02:23 PM   #883
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Thanks for the part numbers, Iím sure the guys will appreciate them....as for the labor and tools......tell me about it ! Regards, Bob
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Old 06-14-2020, 07:11 PM   #884
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Great job dude, I knew you could do it
Most of the work we do on these, others could not afford us!!
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Old 06-14-2020, 08:00 PM   #885
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Yeah I hear you complaining but I bet if one of us came by with a blown bag you would be under the rig twisting wrenches getting greasy with us. And when we finished you would want to feed us dinner too.

Now that you have that done what job are you doing next?
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Old 06-14-2020, 08:32 PM   #886
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Yeah I hear you complaining but I bet if one of us came by with a blown bag you would be under the rig twisting wrenches getting greasy with us. And when we finished you would want to feed us dinner too.

Now that you have that done what job are you doing next?
Dan, you know that's right, already had a few of those instances over the years. Brad promised he would show up down here sooner or later and you know if he makes it, we basically have to redo his entire rig
After rebuilding the AC system and actually getting it work, changing all the fluids!!,replacing the power steering pump, the Master Cylinder and now the air bag suspension, I decided to work inside the 350 with Air condition for the summer month. Oh, did I mention that I replaced 8 tires whilst I was messing with the airbags, 2 at a time.

Last thing mechanical I will do is install the "mean green" starter.

And YES, I am always willing and able to assist anyone passing through!!
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Old 06-14-2020, 08:45 PM   #887
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Great job dude, I knew you could do it
Most of the work we do on these, others could not afford us!!

Thanks, Chris! your excellent write-up and support was very much appreciated!
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Old 06-14-2020, 09:27 PM   #888
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Dan, you know that's right, already had a few of those instances over the years. Brad promised he would show up down here sooner or later and you know if he makes it, we basically have to redo his entire rig
After rebuilding the AC system and actually getting it work, changing all the fluids!!,replacing the power steering pump, the Master Cylinder and now the air bag suspension, I decided to work inside the 350 with Air condition for the summer month. Oh, did I mention that I replaced 8 tires whilst I was messing with the airbags, 2 at a time.

Last thing mechanical I will do is install the "mean green" starter.

And YES, I am always willing and able to assist anyone passing through!!
I think most everybody here feels that way. But Peter, Brad tells me if his rig ever rolls out the driveway everything will be right.

Now if I ever get down your way I'll definitely stop in but working will be the last thing on my mind. However I'm always up for some good eats.
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Old 06-15-2020, 10:14 AM   #889
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Glad it helped you.
If you want to copy it to help you make one up for the tag axle rigs, please do. That would be a great help for all the tag axle units out there.
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Old 06-16-2020, 08:50 AM   #890
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[QUOTE=Smartstream;2371526]I think most everybody here feels that way. But Peter, Brad tells me if his rig ever rolls out the driveway everything will be right. ;/quote]

Hmmm.....I'm not sure what you're smokin up there in the great north west but the way things look I'll be lucky if mine EVER rolls out of the driveway!

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Now if I ever get down your way I'll definitely stop in but working will be the last thing on my mind. However I'm always up for some good eats.
Texas barbeque comes to mind
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Old 06-16-2020, 05:07 PM   #891
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72 hours and counting system pressure at 100psi. When I mentioned that to Brad his comment was "that means you did everything right!"

Well, with 6 ports coming in/out of the tank, 2 exterior ports, air horn, dash pressure gauge and lines running everywhere, I think I just got lucky.
I believe that my leaks were in the pressure switch and the 2 leveling valves
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Old 06-17-2020, 06:16 AM   #892
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72 hours and counting system pressure at 100psi. When I mentioned that to Brad his comment was "that means you did everything right!"

Well, with 6 ports coming in/out of the tank, 2 exterior ports, air horn, dash pressure gauge and lines running everywhere, I think I just got lucky.
I believe that my leaks were in the pressure switch and the 2 leveling valves
Do I see scotch tape on that needle holding it in place?
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Old 06-17-2020, 06:59 AM   #893
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Do I see scotch tape on that needle holding it in place?

No Brad, what you see is a needle, not scotch tape. I learned this trick when I was a teenager and we used a hot needle to poke a hole in the plastic clear cover of the pinball machine to advance the free game counter.

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No Brad, what you see is a needle, not scotch tape. I learned this trick when I was a teenager and we used a hot needle to poke a hole in the plastic clear cover of the pinball machine to advance the free game counter.

I used to just rack up free games, then run like hell to get back to class before the bell rang
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Old 06-18-2020, 09:10 AM   #895
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With new valves and everything the way it should have been the day it rolled out of the factory, the bags are 11 1/2", with no way to adjust them any lower (no tread left for further adjustments) The tag tires barely touch the ground. I ordered 1" shorter linkage to be able to fine tune the ride heights. Without being able to weigh the tag axle, I would feel more comfortable at 10 1/2 ".
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Peter if you loosen the nut on the leveling valve arm, there is more adjustment. The hole the bolt go goes through is actually a slot that allows quite a bit of adjustment. If that isn't enough, most guys bend the rod.
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Old 06-18-2020, 08:46 PM   #897
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Peter if you loosen the nut on the leveling valve arm, there is more adjustment. The hole the bolt go goes through is actually a slot that allows quite a bit of adjustment. If that isn't enough, most guys bend the rod.
its adjusted to the max, nothing else can be adjusted to lower the bags. I ordered new 1" shorter rods that come with new rubber in the eye hole
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Did I mention that I hate those Furnas pressure switches? Only one i could find as a drop in replacement was a 125/95 and I have been having hell to get down to 95/80. I think its not possible to get that range. Best I can get is 100/75 and 100 is seems to be a magic number for compressors to start complaining. I thought I had it set, but after a big road trip today, it didn't want to shut off at 100.
Good report on rpm. Was running a tad over 2000 rpm at 65 with temp at 200

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Old 06-26-2020, 03:55 PM   #899
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Completed the rebuilt of the Air suspension system
Airbags: W01-358-5412
leveling valves: Excel # EM36270 Ref# Hadley H00450CE Mack 20QE3126
bushings and pins: Superide 7572-102, 5506-001
Pressure switch: Furnas

Total parts cost $~700.-
Labor ?? I I would not do it for less than $1,500.- labor and you would have to cut the floor.

This was a difficult job, more so than i expected. Without some of the heavy duty tools I have, it would have been impossible.



One more item for the parts list:
Leveling valve linkage. They are measured center eye hole to center eye hole. Mine was 7" and I had no more options to reduce the heights, which was at 11 1/2 ". The new 6" gave me just the perfect adjustment options. I am now sitting at 10 1/2 " and have options to go either way if needed.

https://www.heightcontrolvalve.com/f...linkage-25.htm
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Finally got around to pulling the lower rub rail to permanently seal the problem spots. And did I find some bad stuff! The drainage of the drivers side awning happen to dump right on this area and it soaked and destroyed the floor on that side. What were they (not) thinking???
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