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General Discussion / Re: Wheel bearing torque
« Last post by Harry Lissimore on February 17, 2021, 03:53:02 PM »
Hi again Pete,

Just thought I'd share this.  Check this brake drum out.  It appears to have heating marks on the inside of the brake drum where the brake shoes rub.

Do you think it's anything to worry about?  These marks are about 6 inches apart but vary, and about 1 cm diameter.

General Discussion / Re: Wheel bearing torque
« Last post by Harry Lissimore on February 17, 2021, 03:40:07 PM »
Hi Pete,

I performed your adjustment check quickly just using a ruler and measuring the distance the valve stem moves.  In hindsight it would have been easier using a chalk mark on the tread, but that's what I did.  The valve stems both travelled  35 mm before lockup so I figure that's OK.

General Discussion / Re: Wheel bearing torque
« Last post by mal1958 on February 17, 2021, 02:17:11 PM »
Hi Guys,
I hope that you don’t mind me joining in.     I am in the process of adjusting the brakes on my TVan.    Prior to owning the TVan I had another camper trailer and always used the 5 clicks method.

I have done this on my TVan, but feel that it may be over adjusted.

I checked the angle of rotation using the lock up method that is described.    However I don’t understand how you measure the rotation.

When you electrically lock the brakes you can rotate the wheel both back and forward to a small degree.     So when you measure the amount of rotation (12 o’clock to 1 o’clock), is from lock to lock, or is it from the unlocked mid point to the forward lock point ?     

Does my question make sense ?


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For Sale or Wanted / Re: triangle shade awning
« Last post by iemccartney on February 16, 2021, 03:38:33 PM »
Hi Dennis - we have a shade sail - in excellent condition - only used a couple of times.  $250.  Kind regards, Ellen
Topaz Topaz / Re: Shock Absorbers
« Last post by Pete930 on February 15, 2021, 06:21:04 PM »
Don’t over think it Harry, for one how do you know that your at the end of the threads and that the firmness you are feeling is just the compression etc of the rubbers ?

Just tighten it up until it’s firm and job over, research all you like but firm is firm, simple. Spend your time thinking  about what beer or Whisky you are going to shout me !!

You are not preloading anything as you eluded to, tighten the nut, shock bushes expand within the shock and compress on the mounting pin, they will squish out a little and that’s fine.

As far as using loctite etc, in my meagre view not required........why if travelling on rough tracks you will be checking vehicle and Topaz, Tvan etc from time to time, don’t see nyloc nuts come off, yes they may loosen a little but that why you do the checks.

Using loctite even a light locking one such as the blue one can how can we put it, clog up the threads a little and when you go to remove the nut in this case, the act of “breaking the seal” can generate heat. The heat with possibly an incorrect action off undoing the now tight nut can as sheer the pin.

One member has found this out recently and is in the process of getting a replacement pin which will need to be welded back on.

If you encounter a tight nut or bolt the way to undo it is to undo till it may go firm, then actually tighten it back up a little, then keep repeating this process. What you are actually doing is cleaning out the possibly dodgy thread or one clagged up with loctite, hence why the use of impact guns etc can be your worst enemy sometimes.

Now go back to thinking of Whisy and beer and leave your bloody shocks alone ......ok

Introduction / Mooreyfiveo
« Last post by mooreyfiveo on February 15, 2021, 10:39:12 AM »
Hi all, just saying hi as the new owner of an old trailer. Just bought a 99 Track Eagle, looking forward to disappearing from Melb Rat Race. Currently have a mild modded 2019 NX Pajero but planning cab/chassis/touring canopy ute 2023.

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Topaz Topaz / Re: Shock Absorbers
« Last post by Harry Lissimore on February 14, 2021, 03:47:33 PM »
Hi Pete930,

I've just done a little research as I remember years ago there was mention on the forum of preload on the shocks, and they seem to say that you tighten them right up until your at the end of the thread.  The shock supports and the shock rubbers are at such length/thickness to tighten to the end of the thread.  That seems a little too tight for me, specially that I'm using Repco rubbers that maybe are a smidgen thicker on the ends compared to the Track ones.  However they still tighten right up.

Topaz Topaz / Re: Shock Absorbers
« Last post by Pete930 on February 14, 2021, 12:58:03 PM »
Just what you have done Harry tighten up preferably by hand and not using impact gun etc ( most folk don’t get the right feel with them sadly). Tighten till firm and your done. Don’t worry Re using loctite etc on the nyloc nut, waste of time and potentially can cause issues down the road.
Topaz Topaz / Shock Absorbers
« Last post by Harry Lissimore on February 13, 2021, 04:26:35 PM »
I've just replaced the rubbers in my Koni shock absorbers on the Topaz and was wondering how tight to tighten the Nylox nuts.  The nuts can be tightened right to the end of the thread which squashes the ends of the rubbers in a fair bit and doesn't allow any movement. The nylox locking nuts will allow for a lighter tension without coming loose.

What do others do?

Tvan Tvan / How to mount a 22" TV in Mk2 Tvan
« Last post by davandeb on February 13, 2021, 03:50:03 PM »
OK Brainstrust, a teaser for you to ponder...   ::)  Something for me to do as we head into another lockdown  :-\

I would like to mount a 12V 22" TV/DVD player in our Mk2 Tvan.  I am sure others have already done this.  I remember seeing a post of one setup that swiveled and rotated and stored against the roof.  Another that swiveled and stored against the window.  And another setup that looked like a removable split bracket with the TV able to be removed and stored separately.  I would love to see how others have installed TVs in their Tvans with details of the brackets used and any other helpful comments.  Also, any comments and recommendations for a removable antenna would help.

Dave & Deb
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