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Posted January 06, 2016 - 07:50 PM

The set of brake pads I bought had new pins with the kit. I used a drill bit the same O.D. as the new pin to clean out the holes. The pads also had new boots for the pins..

 

Once I got the pins out & cleaned them, they looked fine.  Lubed, installed, and they work smooth.  All pins had good boots, but one pin on each side seized, with the other 2 still lubed & sliding smooth.  Steve already had all 4 sets of pads in his shop, but had lost the hardware if they even came with the set.  The new calipers on the front came with all new hardware.


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Posted January 06, 2016 - 07:55 PM

Oh, and Brian.  I know why they ordered parts that didn't fit.  You were right....I just looked up brake parts for Steve's 98 F250 (built March of 98) and they don't even list a "Super Duty" model for that year.  It was Just like you told me....I put in "99" and then the right parts popped up!


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Posted January 06, 2016 - 08:01 PM

Yeah, Ford didn't have a 3/4 ton or larger truck for 1998. They were building the new 99 model Super Duty trucks in early 98 and it was too late in the model year to call them 98 models. Mine was built in April 98 and have always had to make sure the parts guys knew what they were looking for.
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Posted January 07, 2016 - 08:30 AM

The 10th digit of the vin will tell the year. A 98 will be a W and 99 would be an X.


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Still should finish the brake job today, but spent the whole morning getting the Cat wheel loader fired up.  Seems the fuel gauge was stuck.  Was reading 1/4 tank yesterday, but this morning she wouldn't fire up.  She tried, then refused.  It was then I seen the fuel tank read empty.  Cranking was slow as well so I found some loose connections.  I put jumpers to the MF1130 and let it charge a while, then with some judicious use of starting fluid, I got her going after adding a gallon of fuel.  Got her filled up and silage finally fed.


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 12:20 PM

You can't wean those things, Daniel!


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 12:50 PM

You can't wean those things, Daniel!

If he learns how he will be the richest man on earth!


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 01:21 PM

Many of you guys are going to hate me for this post.  It's up to past 50F out and a beautiful sunshiny day.  So after lunch I decided to mow my yard.  Yep, first in my neck of the woods to mow in 2016!  And it needed mowing after the warm December we had.  

 

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I decided to mow before going back to the brake repairs, and glad I did!  The smell of fresh mowed grass was great!  And the yard looks much better too.

 


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 01:28 PM

:dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:  WooHoo! Daniel got seat time! Way to go! :rocker2:


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 02:00 PM

Yeah, Ford didn't have a 3/4 ton or larger truck for 1998. They were building the new 99 model Super Duty trucks in early 98 and it was too late in the model year to call them 98 models. Mine was built in April 98 and have always had to make sure the parts guys knew what they were looking for.

Ford has ALWAYS been a year off! Have an '86 F-250 diesel built in late '85, and a '90 F-250 gasser built in January '89!
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Posted January 07, 2016 - 03:00 PM

Mine could be cut as well.  It's green as can be and needs cut....


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 03:15 PM

I just took the deck off last week, no cutting until April!


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 05:37 PM

Truck brake job complete.  Got the neighbors John Deere (2010?) pulled into the shop.  It's been rode hard & put up wet.  He just wants the starter checked out due to slow cranking, and the fuel return line leaks fixed.  I'd bet the alternator doesn't work at all due to the dirt/grime packed in it solid, and the wiring is crappy.  One of those jobs you hate to take, but he asked me to look at it, so I will.

 Worn completely out, and my knees & hand still really sore.  Still got a lot done today despite it.


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 05:43 PM

Sounds like that JD is in sad shape! Hope the knees and hand ease of some soon!


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Posted January 08, 2016 - 10:31 AM

After charging the JD 2030 battery with 900 amp booster box clipped on, the starter still cranks over slow.  So I pulled the starter & took it apart.  What a greasy worn out mess!  I don't see how it turned at all!

 Armature commutators are worn badly and pitted.  Brushes are shot, and bushings worn.  I called a local rebuilder for a price and he's gonna look up the parts and call me back.  But the commutators are so bad it may not be turnable, so then it's new starter time.

 

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Anything they own looks like this when one goes to work on it.  Preventive maintenance or just general care are terms they can't even imagine.


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