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Good find, Mark! I always look for some way to lubricate anything that moves (grease is cheap, and so am I) and when working on the SEE I use Lubrication Order LO 5-2420-224-12 to help me remember some of the more obscure ones.My mistake, PS529 Dec 1996 referred to to the backhoe arm pivot zerk. I will have to double check my SEE and make sure not to miss that fitting. Thanks for posting. Mark1954
I would like to keep it out of moving parts and excessive heat while in use,A product called "Fresh Cab" that is also at Tractor Supply.
Works wonders in my RVs and MVs. Smells great too.
No issues with mice at all since I started using it.
Hmm, that looks like an over application of wax, which has dried. Didn't know that you also had a Hummer, General.
Funny you should mention that, Mark. Last night I was wondering how many SEEs are equipped with a fire extinguisher.I would like to keep it out of moving parts and excessive heat while in use
One box has four packets each.I would like to keep it out of moving parts and excessive heat while in use,
I wonder where the best place might be to put/hang the packets to deter vermin.
In buildings, I put them near the doorways, autos on the floor near the dash and in the trunk,
FLU419 SEE's - no idea yet. Probably 1-2 under hood and 1-2 in cab. Smells better than mothballs.
Look over on this thread on BW, about page 4 of the "demystifying the SEE and HMMH". I believe this is what you are referring to.Has anyone else experienced an issue where your backhoe boom would not retract far enough to re-engage the boom lock? The hydraulics appear to all function fine with the exception of that last 3 inches of travel to retract the boom. Got it back on with a helpful push from another tractor but hardly convenient.
Please let me know if you find suitable booties. It seems that installing new tie rods is standard procedure, but not replacing the ends and boots.And speaking of proper, who in their right mind would replace the tie rod, and reuse the old tie rod ends with shot seals?!?
My tie rod looks new complete with a part number still on it and the boots are shot. I think its factory defect, There is English firm, Westfield that has Unimog store on Ebay and they list boots with dimensions. I need to measure mine and see if they have some that will fit. Mercedes no longer stocks the boots (per Scott at EI)
Very unhappy times indeed. I've never seen anything that bad before.The sum of all fears report. I mistakenly determined the SEE here at the house had lost it's prime and a new primer and filters would get her running again. I removed the primer off the pump and pump looked full of sludge. WTH! Then removed the small fuel filter housing and........ no filter. The contents of the housing says it all. Entire fuel supply from tank to motor most likely needs removed and cleaned or replaced. Ugh
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Would it be possible to backflush it all instead of removing and cleansing the parts and pieces separately?Entire fuel supply from tank to motor most likely needs removed and cleaned or replaced.
Thanks for your efforts on behalf of this SEE newbie. It will save a lot of looking and frustration later.I collected the TMs into once place and stored it in the miscellaneous Technical Manuals forum. http://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...om-PS-Magazine-Maintenance-and-Operating-tips
If I did that, I would add another BIG A** Fuel filter in line before the pump or anything else that mattered, because Murphy's Law is really in play here.Would it be possible to backflush it all instead of removing and cleansing the parts and pieces separately?
Obviously not all the way back into the tank.
By the way, when cleaning out the tank on the (formerly) parts SEE, I wondered how so much crap could come out of what looked like a perfectly clean tank's bottom. Well, it appears to have a horizontal "baffle" in there, which is what I was looking at. Who knows how much crud can hide underneath that "baffle".
In aviation we use a product called PRIST.Entire fuel supply from tank to motor most likely needs removed and cleaned or replaced. Ugh
The crud could be biological, boat owners on the ocean seem to have long term issues with biological fouling and once it moves in its a bear to knock out. There is product called BIOBOR, that can be added to diesel to kill the nasties (its very toxic stuff but you can buy it by the bottle at marine stores).
Try Energy SuspensionPlease let me know if you find suitable booties. It seems that installing new tie rods is standard procedure, but not replacing the ends and boots.
Since the stock tie rod ends can't be lubed, those boots are fairly important.
It may not happen for awhile, there is snow in the ground today and my SEE is going to be going into its winter "nap" pretty quick. Ideally if someone could get the boot dimensions of the tie rod it would go quick. I would need to pop mine off and expect that will not happen until spring.
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