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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2001, 12:30 AM
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O/T. For the Mack lovers

The big dog is in sad shape. Yes, she had developed a bit of a knock under load, so we took her in to the shop to have the big 998 checked out. Turns out she had a bad rod and a worn camshaft (the engine is virgin with 485,000 gravel and grain hauling miles on it). So the new parts are installed, that fancy fuel pump is re-bolted in in the valley of the big v-8, and the mechanics take it for a test drive. Well, the fuelpump is gear driven, and the timing is set by indexing the gear forward or backwards to get everything right...and then you tighten up the 3 bolts that hold that gear on. They forgot to tighten up the 3 bolts. It started great, ran great, and they got about 1.5 miles away from the shop when the gear skipped around, apparently injecting fuel at the wrong time when the motor was huffing right along...to make a long story short, she needs all new pistons, 3 new cylinder sleeves, another new camshaft, a bunch of valves and rods...the list goes on and on. Our Big Dog is layed up for a little while.

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Re: O/T. For the Mack lovers

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] Farmjeep, that's a grim tale to be sure. Have you notified Tom Kuhn, Steven Navalany Jr., or William R. Borghoff? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Dave, who are those people?

As a sidenote, the shop is going to pay for the complete rebuild, and they've given us a loaner truck for the next week.

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] They are from Naperville and they had some antique tractors featured a few years ago in the magazine that the American Society Of Agricultural Engineers puts out. It has been eight or nine years ago. You were probably still in skool in them days. Condolences to the shop. $hit happens![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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