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Old 09-15-2007, 01:58 PM   #1
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Crawled up under the belly of the Beast this morning with my grease-gun, light and wipes. Found all six fittings on the drive shaft (I hope there are only six) and a couple I'd never seen on the brakes. Gen set oil is spot-on full. Cummins oil is spot-on full. Tires are maintaining pressure. Fixed that danged closet door that was off the runner. Gave myself a gold star for effort and a quality recognition award for not having to get out the sawzall.
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Crawled up under the belly of the Beast this morning with my grease-gun, light and wipes. Found all six fittings on the drive shaft (I hope there are only six) and a couple I'd never seen on the brakes. Gen set oil is spot-on full. Cummins oil is spot-on full. Tires are maintaining pressure. Fixed that danged closet door that was off the runner. Gave myself a gold star for effort and a quality recognition award for not having to get out the sawzall.
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:04 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Gave myself a gold star for effort and a quality recognition award for not having to get out the sawzall. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I will even throw ya a silver star too! (Just keep quiet about the Sawzall - I don't want Sacs to realize that he doesn't have his Sawzall with him!)



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Old 09-15-2007, 09:42 PM   #4
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RonNBama....Just a note....The first time I lubed the fittings on the brakes, (I believe they're the self adjusters) I really packed them with grease. When I went to move the coach it wouldn't budge, like the brakes were on. I put it in reverse and gave it a little throttle and everything worked fine. I think if you over grease them it applies pressure on the shoes. It's no big deal, but I panicked for a minute.

Did you find the fittings on the front end and the two on the steering column?
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Doh (slapping forehead)! I guess this will require another trip "down-under". I found the fitting on the "drag-link" up front. Didn't even think about the front brakes having a similar fitting as the rear.

Thanks for the tip. I'll dive in again. The front steering seal (drag link, at least that is the term I heard applied to this big round bar) is ruptured. The local independent tech cannot seem to find the parts to replace it so until I can get to a shop with the right connections, I have applied the AlaBammer-Fix (duct tape and frequent lubings).
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"6" fittings on the drive-shaft, 'Bama? Only "six"?? Are you SURE you looked EVERYWHERE???

Gee, coulda swore there was at least 7 or more ...



heh-heh-heh... that oughtta keep him busy for awhile
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(just kidding)



... there's really 11
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There are two grease zerks on each wheel that are very important for all "s" cams to move equilly and freely.....do mine when I do the drive shaft..every 6000 Mi
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I guess that was a joke that went sour.... sorry about that!
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Man, I have just got out from under the RV. Been looking for those 11 zerts for the past 9-hours!



Naw, I found everything (I think). After revisiting the front area, I recalled the location of most of the fittings from my last lube job.

pipedream, I got those you referred to. I hope everything spreads out equally inside the housings.
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I am ready to lube my coach, but after reading many different posts realize that I don't know how much grease to use on the drum brake slack adjusters. I see the two zerks and have read that grease will flow from the zerk on the slack adjuster when it is full. I don't see where grease can flow from the zerk on the axle next to the drum brake and I don't want to get grease into the brake lining or rupture any seals that might be there. Is there any guidelines for greasing it? Thanks for the help!
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