It was a diaphragm clutch. Installed with the yoke over the adjustment nuts. Never adjusted once in 697K miles.
Now they could have adjusted it, same complete disassembly involved, so why not just put in a new one.
Clutch brake was going.
Rear main seal was good. Was told,"If it's not broken, don't fix it."
The journey begins - purchased a truck.
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After 3 weeks in the shop, the truck is finally back.
Here's a rough list of the work.
New CAC - Duralite.
Recore radiator to 4 core.
Stainless upper and lower rad tubes, new coolant hoses, fan clutch air hose, rebuild fan clutch, new water pump, thermostats.
New hood pivots, bushings, cables. Weld bumper bracket, build supports, install bumper.
Reseal front structure, new cam bearings, rebuild jakes.
New 5th wheel, brake relay valve. Flex pipe to stacks both sides,
Replace head gasket, replace #3 cylinder pack due to scoring. Injector O-rings.
And a bunch of other bits and pieces.
Total cost $14,715.
We thought the oil leak was coming from the front cover. I said - I can buy a lot of oil for the labor to get all the way in there. Pulled the trigger on it anyway, to find that after it all went back together, oil leak still persisted. So - he didn't charge me the labor on the front structure job. Pulled the head and found the leak in the gasket. On the plus side, I'll spend less on cleaning the shop floor now.
Now I'm all dressed up with NOWHERE TO GO.
I see your thread as a success story. I wonder how much of it was intended, planned, anticipated and how much of it was sporadic, sort of out of luck, it just turned out like that in its own course of things since you decided on doing open deck work.
Regardless, I really bid you respect for your achievements.
It took a little while to see the 'big picture' - and the usual plodding along (work) - to get there. Keeping my eyes and mind as open as I could helped too, my mouth shut and ears open was a big one.
I'm not sure what is on the horizon for the rest of the year. I doubt it will continue at the current levels, but the events so far this year have me a little perturbed at the world in general.
Mechanic said - "those are just a touch out of round - BH Tubes has some nice stainless ones you could get at some stage".
I'll put it on the list.
Now - quit spending more of my $$.
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