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I HOPE THAT YOU CAUGHT IT BEFORE ANY DAMAGE WAS DONE TO THE NEW ROTORS.....

HANG IN THERE.....IT WILL GET BETTER.....



I STOPPED AT MY FRIENDS SHOP YESTERDAY.....WENT OUT BACK TO LOOK AT MY TRUCK.....AND SAW A PUDDLE OF OIL ON THE GROUND.....

SEE PHOTO.....

I WILL HAVE TO DO SOME CLEANING AND CHECKING.....AND BUY SOME OIL.....

I HOPE THAT ITS JUST AN O-RING.....


That sucks, I found out that my diesel guy did a crappy brake job a few years ago, I complained that it pulled to the right. He said it needed a alignment because of replacing the ball joints at the same time as the brakes. When I took them apart there where no clips on the inside on the passenger side, and one clip missing on the driver side. On top off all that the passenger side was a new caliper, I was very proud of myself this morning taking my time cleaning and lubing everything, torqued everything to specs, too have all this happen. I never have a smooth repair or upgrade on these trucks.
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That sucks, I found out that my diesel guy did a crappy brake job a few years ago, I complained that it pulled to the right. He said it needed a alignment because of replacing the ball joints at the same time as the brakes. When I took them apart there where no clips on the inside on the passenger side, and one clip missing on the driver side. On top off all that the passenger side was a new caliper, I was very proud of myself this morning taking my time cleaning and lubing everything, torqued everything to specs, too have all this happen. I never have a smooth repair or upgrade on these trucks.
THERE ARE SOME MECHANICS WHO ARE LAZY AND SOME WHO ONLY HEAR "THEIR" DESCRIPTION OF A VEHICLE ISSUE.....RATHER THAN TAKING THE TIME TO AT LEAST CHECK THE ISSUE THE CUSTOMER DESCRIBES.....NOBODY IS PERFECT.....BUT IF HE HAD CHECKED THE RIGHT SIDE BRAKES HE WOULD HAVE DISCOVERED THE ISSUE BEFORE IT BECAME MORE COSTLY TO YOU.....

I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL.....THAT IS WHY I TRY TO DO MY OWN WORK WHEN MY HEALTH LETS ME.....
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THERE ARE SOME MECHANICS WHO ARE LAZY AND SOME WHO ONLY HEAR "THEIR" DESCRIPTION OF A VEHICLE ISSUE.....RATHER THAN TAKING THE TIME TO AT LEAST CHECK THE ISSUE THE CUSTOMER DESCRIBES.....NOBODY IS PERFECT.....BUT IF HE HAD CHECKED THE RIGHT SIDE BRAKES HE WOULD HAVE DISCOVERED THE ISSUE BEFORE IT BECAME MORE COSTLY TO YOU.....

I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL.....THAT IS WHY I TRY TO DO MY OWN WORK WHEN MY HEALTH LETS ME.....
Well, he isn't touching my truck ever again, there is another shop that is closer to my house that does tons of 7.3 trucks. I love doing my own work, just put a KC turbo in the dually, I could go on a rant but it's getting late

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Save some money. You don't need a diesel mechanic and diesel shop for brakes.

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F250 got new front calipers and brake lines, I didn't damage the new rotors or pads. Does anyone have the spec thinkness of the rotors for a 2wd F350 dually?
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F250 got new front calipers and brake lines, I didn't damage the new rotors or pads. Does anyone have the spec thinkness of the rotors for a 2wd F350 dually?
Spec should be molded in the rotor, if not...

Front Disc Brake Rotor Thickness 1.5 in
Rotor Minimum Thickness 1.417 in

Rear Disc Brake Rotor Thickness 1.181 in
Rotor Minimum Thickness 1.102 in
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I took out the S&B filter (oiled) today since it is about due for cleaning. The filter sock is really dirty so I have it soaking in the sink. I think that sock protects it a LOT since the filter itself still looks pretty clean. I banged it on the cement porch a few times and some dirt dropped off, but not much. I looked through the inside of the filter to the out and light came through real good--doesn't seem too dirty. I live on a dirt road, too! Anyone else know about these filters and if I could wait another 10k or so before cleaning and re-oiling it?

I also have a nice little hole in the radiator, so it's time to get it replaced. Gonna run me about $750 parts and labor. My blower motor is starting to go as well (can smell it burning up), but at least I can easily replace that myself. When it rains, it pours. I just saved up enough to buy new tires I really need, too.
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UPS man showed up late this evening... driving from LA to our cabin in NC in the heat last week reminded me I had forgot to research the max ac mod... I have tolerated it fine for years... but with the 3 girls in the back in their car seats.... I felt horrible. Granted, the 4 yo would complain if it’s over 68 and the 2yo twins are too busy fighting or playing. Seriously doubt it gets the cab down to 80 and everything on the ac system is fine.

First time ordering from DieselSite, decided to get his kit after doing some searching, looking forward to installing it in the morning.

While I don’t intend to take down any empirical data... if I hear my 4 yo tell me “daddy I’m too cold” around mid day in GA, AL, and MS this weekend on the way home... that will be my only benchmark required for success lol.


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What did you do to your 7.3 Today?

Let us know how well it works. My 7.3 is too warm... and wave when you go through west Alabama on 20 :-)


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Well, he isn't touching my truck ever again, there is another shop that is closer to my house that does tons of 7.3 trucks. I love doing my own work, just put a KC turbo in the dually, I could go on a rant but it's getting late


Hansel - I shared my disdain for the parking brake last week... but those [email protected]?!ing slide pens on our calipers have brought the demons outta me a few times.

It was w/in the last year I went through the rear brakes after rear driver locked up, I thought it was the clutch for a minute but the infrared thermometer indicated otherwise. Discovered it was one of the slide pins, grease was g o n e.

After getting a warranty replacement for it, the passenger side was overheating. Same crap. I ended up replacing them both and those rubber hoses as they were 20 years old and that overheating can turn them into a check valve...

Then the truck started to pull to the right when braking within a week. Slide pin on the passenger side. I finally came unhinged replaced the remaining front 2 calipers (did all pads too) cleaned the fire out of everything, appropriately greased the new pins, and with the assistance of my wonderful wife bled the brakes until all old fluid was nonexistent. Fortunately rotors were fine.

They have been fine since but i made it clear to the local parts house manager when one of them sticks they’re getting them back in pairs.



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