What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

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Elijah95

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yesterday during the "heat wave" in wisconsin (45-50 degrees lol) i continued my work on the fuel system on my M927A2. I removed the fuel tank in order to clean out the particulate that was in there. I wanted to repair the drain valve since it wouldnt even open for me so i had to pump the whole thing out. Does anyone know what material it is made of? Its non-magnetic but seems to be too heavy to be aluminum. Im thinking some type of Stainless steel, can anyone confirm in case i need to weld it? (empty and flushed of course)
If it’s a m939 the tanks are either aluminum or stainless can’t remember


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Ah, the fun never ends!

Awhile back, I pressure washed the underside of the truck so I could watch and see what leaks spring up. I think I have a minor leak on the steering axle front pinion seal (the unused side). The top of the differential is oily...sort of an even coating as if an oily mist were hitting it. I'm wondering if the wind is blasting the diff with oil streaming out of the seal. It's a "Class 1." No actual drips or runs, nothing hitting the pavement. Just a film of oil.

The other option is that something on the bottom of the engine is dripping down onto the differential. It's not the IP or the oil filter canister, I've checked those. I can't quite tell if it's gear oil or engine oil. If I recall, there are some whopping big hoses coming off the oil pan or engine that have to do with the oil cooler, I think?

I'll get under there and investigate more closely and take some photos.
 

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Awhile back, I pressure washed the underside of the truck so I could watch and see what leaks spring up. I think I have a minor leak on the steering axle front pinion seal (the unused side).
Identifying the source of leaks (water, oil, whatever), can be a nightmare.

Where it starts and where it ENDS up can boggle the mind.


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What did I do to my 10 ton. Got a dang mouse squeak somewhere so greased everything. Then even checked the left front wheel bearings for feel.
 

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Found an old Mack-Equipped 5 ton tractor with winch! What’s a raggedy thing like this worth nowadays? She was a logging rig for several years.

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Will it run?

I paid $800 at auction for a1965 M54A1 cargo truck that was rebuilt in 1975. It had a rotted out cloth top, broken glass, eat up with rust panel and window frames. It had been pickled 12-years earlier. It had the last version of the Mack ENDT-673 engine, Spicer tranny upgrade direct-drive to 5-speed overdrive, new axles, and the newer power steering found on the M809 trucks. Working from an old 2.5 gallon clorox bottle as a fuel tank, replaced fuel lines, filters, new oil, borrowed batteries, and a cleaner radiator, it fired up on the first try, albeit, with a bit of puckering on my part. It ran. Everyday it ran. Finally, I tried driving around the field. Each time the engine got stronger, After a couple of weeks of this I decided I had the makings of a good truck. $10,000 later in parts plus a boat load of labor, I have a truck that I would not trade for love or money. If its your passion and you have the time and money, just do it.
It will get a new paint job this spring using U.S. Marine Corps Old Forest Green semi-gloss.

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fasttruck

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Reference post 8832: like post 8835 says: scrap. Does this thing run ? Is it titled ? Do you plan do anything more ambitious with it than being a yard truck ? It does not have a military fifth wheel, spare tire carrier is missing spare tire and parts, rear of cab is caved in, quantity of leaves in cab and under hood suggests it has been out of service for a long time. Front bumper non stock, fender caved in, wind shield broken, the list is long. If you want to throw enough time and money at it, you could make it as new. Back in the day we would have killed for a diesel tractor with winch
 

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Ajax MD check your power steering cooler in front of the rad had mine start to leak when it got cold, Tubing is a hard plastic . not pliable rubber, Got to -40 below zero and it just wouldnt seal all the way tightened the worm screw clamps, when it warmed up the little leak disappered
 

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Ajax MD check your power steering cooler in front of the rad had mine start to leak when it got cold, Tubing is a hard plastic . not pliable rubber, Got to -40 below zero and it just wouldnt seal all the way tightened the worm screw clamps, when it warmed up the little leak disappered
There's a power steering...cooler? That's interesting. There is nothing in front of my radiator. I have an M813, maybe you're thinking of a 939 series truck?
 
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