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Started by andrewk, 18 October 2022, 07:38 AM
Quote from: daantjie on 15 February 2023, 11:33 AMPro tip for races. You can use a punch to drive them out from the back and then use the old race to drive in the new one. Mostly this is for shade tree techs like myself
Quote from: andrewk on 26 January 2023, 06:18 PMYesterday was a public holiday here. As I don't participate in that day, I decided to work on the 6.9.Unfortunately it was ~35*C so the work was strenuous (see picture) and many of the parts refused to budge, caked on with mud, rust and general old age. Far less work than expected was completed.I did however manage to get the driver's side rear brakes installed - new parking brake shoes were extraordinarily tedious to install. The brake discs were also really hard to remove as they were completely rusted to the wheel hub. The rear left brake disc is stuck due to a jammed parking brake shoe - i'll have to disconnect the cable or use a puller on the brake disc. In addition, I received a huge box of parts from MB Classic Center in the USA after it was stuck with FedEx for the best part of a week. New water pump, loads of plastic and rubber pieces, some bolts, a master cylinder, the correct clear hose for the headlight and windscreen washer system, loads of vacuum tubing and various other items. I'm away for a few days so i'll try get some work in on Monday night, replacing some of the vacuum hoses and other pieces which connect to the fuel / injection system.
Quote from: daantjie on 04 March 2023, 11:39 AMI've seen those bags for the blocks but they are even rarer to find than the blocks themselves. Not really sure why you would even need them in a bag to be honest. Perhaps just another typical example of German overengineering
Quote from: nathan on 06 March 2023, 03:49 PMThere are no factory cases for the emergency blocks, the ones you have seen in the YouTube video were made by myfather in law who was a furniture trimmer. I just wanted something to store the blocks in so they looked a bit tidier, and asked my father in law to make something up. The cables was a ridiculous inflationary tale. I bought mine from MB for (I kid you not) $15 each about 2005. 1-2 years later when I went to get a set for dad, they were about $250 each for some wild reason. I have no idea what they are worth now but imagine they aren't cheap.
Quote from: nathan on 15 March 2023, 02:36 AMAndrew, my father in law actually made one extra bag for the rear I still have, ill look for it and put it aside for you as a gift.
Quote from: andrewk on 17 May 2023, 12:51 AMQuote from: nathan on 15 March 2023, 02:36 AMAndrew, my father in law actually made one extra bag for the rear I still have, ill look for it and put it aside for you as a gift. Thank you very much Nathan!to everyone; thank you for your advice and assistance with this (substantial) undertaking. I would not have been able to complete this work without the vast amount of information provided by the community members in this forum. I now have 6.9 #5532 running and almost fully operational. A few leaks, a lot of smoke and oil burned off the exhaust, a fair bit of fuel consumed - as well as a load of parts. Here's a short video of the glorious engine sound, all gauges working.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zu0iNamrCUI am missing the pins from the brake calipers and a few other things misplaced during rebuild. So, not quite ready for the road, but very near to its first adventure with very happy owner/custodian on board.
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