Tab Content
  • squisher's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    squisher replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Are you sure of that?
    5071 replies | 167906 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Time was of the utmost essence with my repair too. I plowed and sanded Wednesday morning and then tore it down and got all the parts I could. Friday morning the final parts came in and by Saturday early am it was plowing/sanding again. If I had more time I'd possibly have researched or considered a ball bearing conversion more but as it was most all the info I could find was in regards to a stock sized input shaft which I was no longer going to have. Having to resleeve it again meant it was going to be oversized and all the reports I could find said the pilot needle bearing supplied in the resleeve kits was far superior to the stock one because of the increased contact area and high quality seal. Made the decision pretty easy for me under the time constraints.
    57419 replies | 1789936 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Many people have modified ball bearing pilot bearings into 7.3/zf6 combinations and many people have used Kevlar and bronze bushing. Very varied reports on success. Many people reported a higher failure rate with the bushings. The difference was the bushing doesn't fail catsstrophically it just wears and gets 'loose'. Also there seemed to be a fairly high failure rate with the ball bearing conversion. A lot of people reported back not recommending it. The oversized needle bearing in the re-sleeve kit has a much larger contact area and a good proper seal on it. I couldn't find any reports of early failure and it seemed to have lots of successful high mileage reports back. So that's what I went with. I still believe the condition of the tranny is the main deciding factor in how long pilot repairs last. Time will tell I suppose. As a plow truck my 550 clutch sees a lot of use. I just plowed for five years on the old needle pilot and it's the clutch that came to me with the truck as well as that many different people drove it when I had my tree service and a few of those people had no place running a standard. So the pilot bearing that was in there gave good service and it's still not clear if it failed taking out the pressure plate or if the pressure plate failed and took out the needle pilot?
    57419 replies | 1789936 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Ha! I had to fess up. Lol. I thought it looked like there was a separation and two pieces. When I pulled it off there wasn't.
    57419 replies | 1789936 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    There's endless schools of thoughts around pilot bearings/bushings. My pilot is a oversized needle bearing and is reportedly quite durable. Mixed reviews i read about bronze bushings and ball bearing pilots. I think the real culprit is input shafts/bearings and condition of the tranny. A worn tranny is going to take out pilots, no matter what flavour I think. I hope my tranny is stilll tight enough. I could discern slop in it but very little it seemed. Never had any shifting or gear popping or any trouble with the trsnnny. I've learned a bunch going through this. Anyways it's all together and shifting smooth as silk. Might be plowing with it at 2am, sanding for sure at the least it looks like. Just in the nick of time. Took us about six hours today with my buddy who's a solid wrench helping me. Had to cut the old sleeve off the input shaft. Turns out it had been repaired once already. Also figured out the old flywheel was single mass, it'd already been switched out. It was a bit chewed and not a 'luk' one that the clutch paperwork claims was needed anyways. So it wasn't a dual mass I was feeling coming apart just the pressure plate coming apart. Also my input shaft repair kit didn't include a sleeve to oversize the plastic clutch centering tool so I magyvered it with some black tape. Seems to have worked. Besides that it all went together pretty easy really.
    57419 replies | 1789936 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    To late? Is it a current offer? Cancel and reorder?
    5 replies | 126 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    It got ugly real fast for that one fella they showed getting bested by the bull.
    9409 replies | 492206 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Easy. Ferraris should be red.
    66 replies | 1222 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I sure I got everything I need now? I've been to town and fleeced by the dealer. Not to bad actually. I'm back and have got the shop heating up and will put a couple more hours in prepping everything I can for when the last two parts hopefully show up on time tomorrow morning. fingers crossed. Weather is dicey. :whine:
    57419 replies | 1789936 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    That's all she wrote........for that hardhat.
    60 replies | 1495 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I've been researching a bunch I think the repair kit will be a winner. Apparently it's a better pilot bearing that goes with it too. Bigger and more contact area or something? Also looks like I should get my hands on a new clutch fork, the little plastic bushing thing the clutch fork rides on and the piece the throwout bearing contacts referred to as a 'quill'. That hopefully is the end of the shopping list. The missing items will be mainly dealer only items I think. Our local dealer keeps good stock so I'm hopeful they have something. But I have no account there so it can get ugly fast. I know one fella who works there, hopefully he's around tomorrow.
    57419 replies | 1789936 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I was kind of amazed at the pictures too. Crappy oldish iphone with a beat to living hell and back otterbox case over it too. It did quite a job. It's love /hate for me with the wrenches. I just can't bring myself to pay someone to potentially mess up or harm my truck and me pay them a fortune for it. I'm much more mentally stable when I screw it up myself for just cost of parts. :D
    57419 replies | 1789936 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    It really came out quite easy. The old beast, is actually my newer truck. Lol. I found the crossmember way easier on this suoerduty cimpared to a obs.
    57419 replies | 1789936 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Well the fun part is over. Orrr I think it was fun. It's all apart about 4-4 1/2hrs. My buddy much to his credit grabbed his jack and showed up when I was about 2hrs in solo. Crappy dual mass flywheel is present and accounted for. Pilot bearing is gone and the input shaft is chewed. And the clutch itself is blown apart, it's hard to see but a piece of it is missing, fell out when I opened it up and the springs are literally busting right out. I have ordered a repair sleeve kit but now I get to be Canadian.........and wait. Won't be here until Friday morning hopefully. Sure hope that works out, tranny otherwise has always seemed fine but I'm researching things to check shaft endplay and whatnot. I've already got a luk replacement kit and a luk solid flywheel.
    57419 replies | 1789936 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Thanks for the encouragement. Always helps!8)
    57419 replies | 1789936 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    It's to quiet gear rollover noise I believe. So to keep. The tranny quieter. It's getting replaced with a single mass for sure. I'll probably pull the transfer case off and then balance the tranny on my floor jack looks like. My buddy can't get at his jack or something. Or would need me to come and lift it out from where it is? Floor jack it is!
    57419 replies | 1789936 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    It don't matter none to me. I'm in a heated shop. But it matters if I need to sand anywhere. This is my only sander truck. When I was young I removed a v8 motor once from a car in a field in the winter. Slid it to the truck on the hood of the car. Lmao. Those days are done. Me and one other guy stupid enough to do it with me.
    57419 replies | 1789936 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Well it's about to get down and dirty in the shop. Still spitting out snow, but my 550 is going to be spitting out casings if I don't open it up and re and re this clutch and flywheel. I'm quite certain it's dual mass in there and it's coming apart. There's no more limping it along much I think. It's definetly getting worse by the km. I was really hoping to put it off. Just making a good breakfast while the shop heats up a bit. Worse thing for me is not having a proper tranny jack, hopefully a friend is stopping by with a motorcycle jack and we can improvise something up? I've balanced many a tranny on my floor jack but this zf6 is a bit of a monster. Pucker up buttercup. Lol.
    57419 replies | 1789936 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    For sure check the fluid level and condition, there should be a box of fluid under there somewhere with a fill and drain port on it. And then check that the linkages from the knobs are working/adjusted and lubed properly.
    35 replies | 601 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Yup. Bizarro
    6269 replies | 483613 view(s)
  • squisher's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    squisher replied to a thread Good Morning! in Odds and Ends
    Ha! And it's raining here! Well, ice rain. But still.
    4616 replies | 231630 view(s)
More Activity

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
34,535
Posts Per Day
8.35
General Information
Last Activity
9 Hours Ago
Join Date
09-25-2006
Referrals
0