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    Bore-tite / Redi-coat coatings on oil seal mounting surface.

    I am going to be installing a National oil seal with Redi-coat on its outside where it is driven into the wheel hub. This is a red coating. Does oil have to be applied to this coating to aid in installation or should it be left dry? My concern is that oil might interfere with the sealing action...
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    Scan Tools And Turning Off ABS Dump Valve While Vehicle Is Moving

    I have a very slight pulsing on the brake pedal while braking. Want to see if it is the left front or right front or both, so I hooked up my Tech 2, drove the truck and hit the LF Dump Valve On, and got a message saying it cannot be done while the vehicle is moving. Is there a scan tool that...
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    Tapcons loose in their holes

    I have not used Tapcons much at all, have always used lead anchors. plastic anchors or sleeve anchors. For 3/16 dia Tapcons, the recommended bit dia is 5/32. First tried on concrete block and while the screw threaded in, the fit was loose. Tried again while holding the hammer drill as steady as...
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    Brake Pedal Pulsing

    I have had a very slight brake pedal pulsing when braking at high speeds for the last few years but it is becoming more noticeable now and I want to get rid of the pulsing. Original front rotors and replacement ThermoQuiet pads, truck is now at 215k kms / 130k mi. Truck has rear drums and...
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    What Is this Tool?

    Tool consists of two parts, the outer housing and the inner working part that is rotated by the black plastic knob.There are 4 razor blades attached that cut. The cutting edges line up radially with the edge of the aluminium cone shown in the second photo, but is recessed about 4 mm above the...
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    First Rust On my 14 Yr Old Truck

    The rust is at the rocker panel passenger side, at the rear corner of the cab. I have been spraying rustproofing on the truck every year. Second photo shows the spot after wire brushing. I have the POR15 kit with the degreaser, MetalPrep and POR15, so I went through the recommended routine and...
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    A Little Arithmetic To Determine If I am In Top (6th) Gear.

    On my CBR300R, in 6th gear, my road speed in km/hr is exactly 16 times engine rpm in thousands. At 5K engine rpm, the bike is doing 80 km/hr. The bike is geared so low that I am constantly trying to shift into 7th. Now I just look at the tach to see if I am already in 6th gear. Also the gear...
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    My First Road Kill

    I have been driving for 56 years and a few days ago I ran over a squirrel. First time I know of when I ran over an animal and I feel guilty. Happened on an on-ramp at a bend, I was doing about 40 kph (25 mph) and the squirrel ran out when I was about 7 ft away. Felt my wheels go over something...
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    25 Year Old Oil For Wheel Bearings

    This is on a heavy truck with oil lubricated tapered roller front wheel bearings. I replaced the bearings yesterday and filled up with 75W90 gear oil and only noticed afterwards that I had grabbed the wrong bottle. This bottle of 75W90 was well capped and stored indoors and undisturbed for about...
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    Hydraulic Clutch Linkage - my cross to bear

    The picture shows the four clutch master cylinders I have replaced so far on my truck. Every two years, like clockwork, the pedal gets spongy and I have to crack open the bleeder on the slave to get a good pedal back. The good pedal only lasts for a week and I end up replacing the master...
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    Aluminum Welding Question

    The picture shows the aluminium skirt at the bottom of the box on a box truck. The metal is about 3/16 in thick and the gaps are about 1/16 in. Can this piece be (tig) welded back on? I can do stick and flux core but nothing more, so I will have to take the truck to a welding shop. There are two...
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    Considering Buying A Hino Truck.

    Company I work for is considering buying a used (2013 to 2015 year range) Hino 268 box truck at a Ritchie Bros auction. Most of the trucks are ex Ryder trucks. Of course I wonder why Ryder is selling them at auction at relatively low mileage. Especially interested in emissions systems issues...
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    Manual Tire Changer + Plastic Mount/Demount Head

    Would a head like this one on Amazon work with a manual tire changer (Harbor Freight) and help avoid scratching alloy rims? <a href="https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07MPWL8B2?tag=amz-mkt-chr-ca-20&ascsubtag=1ba00-01000-a0087-win70-other-nomod-ca000-pcomp-feature-scomp-wm-5&ref=aa_scomp_srdg2"...
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    Bead Leak

    I mounted a used tire (my snow tire) on an aluminium rim using a manual tire changer and ended up with a small leak where the bead sits on the rim. The first photo shows the rim after I wire brushed it clean with a wire brush on an angle grinder. There was some black sealant in the bead area...
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    Welding Helmet Fogging Up

    Same issue with motorcycle helmets in cold weather. I have tried shampoo, shaving cream and a raw cut potato. They don't help much. While welding, what helped me the most was exhaling with my upper lip protruding over my lower lip which directs the moist air downwards. Not as hard as it sounds...
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    Electronic Deadbolts and Random Digits

    I installed a Weiser electronic deadbolt with a touchpad, model GED1400. It has a very annoying security feature - when you want to open the door, some random digits show up on the display and you have to cancel them off before you can enter the code. This is to prevent thieves using...
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    Fuel Level Sender

    Never seen this type before, maybe others are familiar with it. I just bought this as replacement for a 2006 Freightliner M2. The rod is non-magnetic stainless steel. The float rides on the rod and is magnetic, it will attract a screwdriver held next to it. On my analogue multimeter, the two...
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    GM Truck Fuel Pumps

    RockAuto lists different ones for different wheelbase trucks. For instance, for my truck, Delco M10104 is listed for the 133 in wheelbase, M10101 is listed for the 119 in wheelbase. The only reason I can think of why wheelbase makes a difference is that the fuel tanks are different and the level...
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    Got My Truck Ready To Handle Winter

    And it never came. We had a nasty second half of November and the forecasts were calling for a snowy winter, so I bought seven bags of sand <a href="https://www.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-60-lb-Tube-Sand-115960/100318522"...
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    Cell Phone Service Quality

    As in strength of the signal. My service is provided by 7-11 Speakout, a small service provider who uses the Rogers network to carry the signal. I was in the underground parking lot of Walmart yesterday and I had zero bars on the signal strength display on my phone. Could not make any calls. I...
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