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Old 10-05-2013, 03:21 AM   #1
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Hello all, Thinking about the master cylinder change, who at Redlands should I talk too? Would like to start the ball rolling on this so when I get there I won't have to wait for parts. Will check tomorrow, and call them on Monday. TIA.
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:27 AM   #2
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Our coach is there now and Chris is taking care of us.
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Mike@RedlandsTruckService.com is Mike Bronzini, one of the service writers & knowledgeable about the MC change. Since its a wheels-off service, I took advantage of the accessibility to check calipers/rotors, squeeze some grease into the U-joints, and plug some annoying holes in the rear bulkhead where dust blew into my utility bay. YMMV.
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EM- Thank you. I have already sealed the utility bay, and battery compartment, once the WRV battery fill system was removed. The coach has only 30K+ miles on it so I don't think it needs new brakes, as they were just inspected by Cummins Coburg, OR. They also greased the whole thing including the steering knuckles for me. The only thing I need is the MC change. I have sent him an e-mail, and would want to do this under my company, since I use this thing for business. I will wait for his reply. Would want to try to get in there on a Sunday evening, have them hit it first thing on Monday so I could get out of dodge mid afternoon, and head on into Yuma. Don't look forward to that traffic.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:39 PM   #5
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EM- What is the part number, where can it be ordered from please? I got an e-mail from Redlands, and they want 1800 dollars to change this, I think I can do better than that someplace else. Yes, the wheels need to come off, assuming the part is between 3-400 dollars, that is 1300 dollars for labor, nope not going to happen, I will see if someone else can do it, we are talking 2/3rd of a day at the most (that works out to 260.00 hour labor rate). No wonder you rich people live in California, ouch, that is twice the rate at Detroit Diesel, and also Cummins. I can most likely get the part wholesale, and will talk to my buddies up at Detroit Diesel in Ridgefield, they will be cheaper. If I had a way to remove the wheels, and keep the coach in the air, while I pushed on the pedal after changing it myself, it cannot be that difficult, especially if I pre-fill it with brake fluid, don't have the proper equipment to lift it up, and keep it up safely.

FWIW-Les Schwab cost me 940 for wheel balancing, new wheel sensors, and putting on the new tires, They can do it as well since they do brakes, as long as they let me install it first, I am sure I can beat that price and when I do, I will tell the world.
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