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Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Thewespaul, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. Thatoneguy

    Thatoneguy Full Access Member

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    I always use studs and red locktite. No worries about having to hear it up if you ever need to pull them!

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    If you can easily remove something with red loctite, you didn't have it clean enough in the first place.
    Do you mean blue?

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    Isn't red the super duper one that the bottle says can "only be removed by heating"? I meant that with studs and red loktite, you shouldn't need to pull the studs anyway so it ain't going anywhere.

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    Yes.
    And oh I think you mean on the stud going into the hub. Not the not. Right?

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    Ya dat

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    Well made a lot of progress on the rear end today, but after talking to Matt we decided to stick with the rear drums, so this disc brake conversion kit should be on the marketplace soon. Pulled both hubs off to remove the backing plate and I checked out bearings and seals, going to replace the seals but the bearings look brand new!
    That’s all for tonight folks
     
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    Haven’t been able to make a ton of progress while I’ve been moving this past week but I got both hubs on with new seals and bearing torqued to spec
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    Noticed a bit of shiny when cleaning the hub out before installing seals
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    Both backing plates are cleaned up and installed with new grade 8 hardware and red locktite as advised. Reused shoes, drums and some hardware that looked new but replaced everything else
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    Got tensioner adjusted and shoe on the passenger side
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    We have all the parts on the way to finish the rear brakes then on to fun things like turbo;Sweet

    Thanks for lookin
     
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    So what was the reasoning to not do rear disc?


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    With such a heavy truck and with it being a dedicated tow vehicle we decided the eldorado calipers were not sufficient, and I didn’t think the parking brake would hold the truck. I think it would be a good setup for a daily driver that only moves small trailers/mowers around. Just not enough for this setup.
     
  10. Dieselcrawler

    Dieselcrawler i pooped today! Staff Member

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    yep. the eldo parking brakes will not hold back alot of weight. and the drums will work much better for stopping all that weight over the little chevy calipers.
     
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    Yup, figured. Just checking. Lol

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    I don't even like the Disc brakes on my F350. Going up to Alaska in 08, was going down a hill in Oroville, had to stop for a Red light at the bottom, the trailer brakes didn't work, broken wire, couldn't lock up the wheels even with Hydroboost, thank God there was a delay, Red both ways as I flew thru the Red light.
    This was the 30ft Jayco I was pulling.
     
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    laserjock Almost there... Supporting Member

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    That had to be about a 9.8 pucker factor.

     
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    Still picking pieces of seat cushion out. Lol
    Well I know it's a different axle, but the 2000 f550 I drove around had pretty good brakes.

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    Large dual piston calipers vs little pads and single piston
     

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