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    We drove ours home to Nevada from Pennsylvania, in winter.

    If I can give a bit of advice, check all hose clamps and the compressor support bracket as soon as you can get your hands on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointman0853 View Post
    If I can give a bit of advice, check all hose clamps and the compressor support bracket as soon as you can get your hands on it.
    As well as check your drive shafts and u-joints. Please read my troubleshooting guide here in my signature.

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    OK - first problems - Inspection said "brakes were wet".I took off the wheel and brake drum - they were. Looks like gear oil(????). Cleaned them up, remounted everything. ran for a mile or so and when I got back, they were "wet again". Where the heck do I start? (I have MS - so changing the wheels is wearing me out!!) Is there anyone close that could help. (not looking for "free labor")? OR point me in the right direction to look. (I only have a tablet at home - and is a PITA to search the TM's on.. Computer at work..) Even recommend a shop close by.
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    Trnet enterprises maybe able to help you, they do alot of fab work on the bigger trucks, they are in elkton. Try and talk to Jeff or Dustin

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    Quote Originally Posted by tow2gunner View Post
    OK - first problems - Inspection said "brakes were wet".I took off the wheel and brake drum - they were. Looks like gear oil(????). Cleaned them up, remounted everything. ran for a mile or so and when I got back, they were "wet again". Where the heck do I start? (I have MS - so changing the wheels is wearing me out!!) Is there anyone close that could help. (not looking for "free labor")? OR point me in the right direction to look. (I only have a tablet at home - and is a PITA to search the TM's on.. Computer at work..) Even recommend a shop close by.
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    There is oil in the wheel hubs. Use a 1/4 drive and open them. If not there then it's the differential. You need a seal kit if it's the hub or axle seal.

    Your Diff vent hose may be plugged

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    This beast is finally on the road and licensed in MD. Yay!!
    From Ft Lewis , Wa to MD. Long journey.
    2 seals, 2 u-joints, tie rod and bar (and the grill). And custom hitch
    Spent under 2k$ for the parts and labor (not counting extra tires!!)
    Drive almost every day to work ( 18-30 miles a day 3 days a week).

    Thanks for all the help and advice from members , much appreciated...

    Now, I just need a turret and .50 (or mk19).... Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by tow2gunner View Post
    This is my second MV - wifey not too excited..
    That's all normal. Everything is good. Relax about it.

    Likely you'd get no real sense of thrill either if she came home with a new pair of killer shoes.



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    The M1078's are awesome to drive (around town) but did you post your daily driving one? Nice rig.

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    while these photo's are not critical to be archived..... as you can see above they are actually links to tapatalk's website where the pics are stored. They are NOT stored here at Steel Soldiers web site. that means if it was a discussion about repair/maintenance or the likes; where the pics were important to understanding the discussion...... the post would eventually become useless because tapatalk will most assuredly stop hosting the pics. Every picture hosting site in the last 30+ years has shut down or gone to "pay for play" where they will NOT let anyone see the pics unless you pay a service fee.

    In the future please actually put the pictures on this website where they will be archived for others to view as they read thru information on how to maintain/upgrade etc. their Military Vehicle.

    btw.... you can use tapatalk like you did here..... then later go back and use the link they provided as a tool to upload the pics to this website. below is an example. I took the first photo link and used it to create the below
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    thanks for posting and glad you got her up and driving. And as always thanks for your USMC service
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazyk View Post
    The M1078's are awesome to drive (around town) but did you post your daily driving one? Nice rig.
    That's the daily driver..

    Drive about 25miles/day
    Went 2 full weeks, and put 28gal in tank.

    I can live with that..

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