Have you run the part numbers (available in the -34P Special Tools & Parts List) through your interwebs search engine? Sometimes when researching part numbers I come across a few European sites that specialize in US MVs, and show parts in stock. Unfortunately I can’t remember what they were as I didn’t order anything from them.Great thread, just when I need it, but NOT ENOUGH PICTURES..
Driver side is the first I will tackle to check the breaks, no evidence of leaking seals. Will also replace the socks with zipped ones.
A few questions, because I am in the Czech Republic, and no US truck part suppliers near me. So I would like to reuse or leave the seals as is unless they leak.
- Can I remove the axle without draining the oil or will it run out?
- Are seals very specific M39 - M809 or is there a chance that any specialist in hydraulics or automotive supplier will have fitting seals in EUROPE?
- what is the best grease to pack the bearings with or will any old grease do?
- would it help save the seal if I only pulled the axle far enough to get the hub away from the brakes (balanced on a solid construction) but leave the axle in? Or is that a very bad idea?
But then again if I mention the word “search” it tends to create a bigger argument than grease as AjaxMD mentioned above...