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whats the process i should take after i drive in the mud to clean my brakes out? ids there anything else i should clean while i'm at it?

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is there anything else i should check out after a good day of muddin? do i have to check my diff oil or my wheel berrings or anything else if so how do i do this?...i'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer.


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Mud is silent death. It gets into hubs, bearings, seals and fawks them over time. Every once in a while you should pull your hub covers and ensure there is no signs of water in them, also make sure your diff breathers are extended, no need to worry about oil level unless you smashed your plug and spily all your gear oil ouyt on the ground
 

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In a Unimog I would highly doubt that you even got the differentials dirty.. that would have to be some Deep mud!!

Those big 'mog brakes are pretty well designed.. there is lokely a way for you to get a hose in there to rinse them out without taking them all apart...
Talk to Mr Bryce.... I know he has had the brakes all apart on his mog axles... he would also be the guy to talk to about converting to Disc's (way more mud freindly)


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spray mud off with brake cleaner???? i suppose when your truck gets dusty you hose it down with turpintine. that sh!ts like 8 bucks a can and you barely get 10 seconds of sqirt out of a full can. on my old f250 i welded an end off an old garden hose as close to the top of the backing plate as I could. after a day of heavy muddin just hook up a garden hose and let her run for as long as you feel nessecary. for added pleasure, jack up the wheel and spin it and vioula. clean brakes not brake clean.just my 25 cents
Originally posted by Doug:
pull the drums and spray everything liberally with brake cleaner.

Thats what we do at Toyota.


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Originally posted by 73 f100:
spray mud off with brake cleaner???? i suppose when your truck gets dusty you hose it down with turpintine. that sh!ts like 8 bucks a can and you barely get 10 seconds of sqirt out of a full can. on my old f250 i welded an end off an old garden hose as close to the top of the backing plate as I could. after a day of heavy muddin just hook up a garden hose and let her run for as long as you feel nessecary. for added pleasure, jack up the wheel and spin it and vioula. clean brakes not brake clean.just my 25 cents

Wow, that stuff is $8 a can up there? I could see why you'd use a garden hose instead. It's usually under $2US for a can down here. I usually stock up when it goes on sale for $.99.


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with a mog, you won't have to wory too much about the mud. Just take off the drum ans spray is down with a hose and put it back together. The hubs are in an oil bath, and are sealed. all your breathers are vented up higher. I think in the air intake, but not 100% sure of that. I have hade the drums apart on a friends mog(62 404), and they aren't too much different than a regular drum brake, just bigger.

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99 cents??? ill take a truck load. man thats worth a trip south just for that. 6.99 for the cheap stuff is about as cheap as ive ever seen it.
Originally posted by ArnoldAldos:
Wow, that stuff is $8 a can up there? I could see why you'd use a garden hose instead. It's usually under $2US for a can down here. I usually stock up when it goes on sale for $.99.




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i guess were gettin ripped off up here on the caost. ill have to start buyin the stuff in vancouver. my point wasnt the price anyways. it was the part about using it to clean mud. have you any idea how toxic that stuff is. i get headaches just from a quick whiff. when you need it(leaky axle seal, leaky wheel cylinder) there is nothing that works quite like it but to use it for everyday fourwheelin i think is silly. just my opinion which may not be worth much.but im entitled to it. and so are you.besides all that i highly doubt rayman17 has access to a 3 ltr pump sprayer.
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Originally posted by Doug:
You think we use it by the can? We have 3 litre pump sprayers. It only takes one can if do it regularly. The most I have ever seen a can of brake cleaner sell for is 5 bucks.
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OK, don't get all offensive then. If there is mud caking in your drums then you have a different problem. I have wheeled for years in mud in my yota and never opened my drums to find mud actually packed in there, it just dirty with brake dust and grit.
 

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My rear drums never seem to get very much mud in them, but the front drums get lots of mud in them after a day at Stave. It doesn't mean there is something wrong. just that you had a good say


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Originally posted by 73 f100:
i guess were gettin ripped off up here on the caost. ill have to start buyin the stuff in vancouver.

nope not gettin ripped off up on the coast the last can I bought was $7.29
I wish I had a big ole jug like that it would be a lifetime supply for me hehehheh

 

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Originally posted by Doug:
You think we use it by the can? We have 3 litre pump sprayers. It only takes one can if do it regularly. The most I have ever seen a can of brake cleaner sell for is 5 bucks.
You are the environments worst nightmare buddy, what do you do with the contaminated mud once your brakes are clean? Do you soak it up and recycle the brake clean with an environmental sock, or rinse it down the drain for those little critters in the ocean that are the basis of the food chain...get you head out of your....!!! But maybe you do look after the clean up properly, only you know! You can only contaminate the water in a geographical region so much before it is recycled and rained down upon your head, or into the water resovoir you drink out of!

Some people...


I just wanted stress the environmental impact of such cleaners to everyone in general not you specifically, I hope you didn't take to much offense to my comments, sorry for lashing out, It is bloody cold in Edmonton right now!

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Originally posted by Doug:
OK, don't get all offensive then. If there is mud caking in your drums then you have a different problem. I have wheeled for years in mud in my yota and never opened my drums to find mud actually packed in there, it just dirty with brake dust and grit.
then you havent had mud in yer axles, where u been wheelin anyway ?



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Your kind of slow destreum. You need to re-read my post. We have 30 litre catch barels that hook up to pumps and store it in a tank that then gets shipped off to get refined and recycled.

Or you could place a small catch pan such as an oil catch pan beneath your brakes and take it to Mowhawk. Although I wouldn't expect you to think of that.

I don't recall ever writting any of that in my post either. Why are you so dilusional?
 

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Originally posted by Doug:
Your kind of slow destreum. You need to re-read my post. We have 30 litre catch barels that hook up to pumps and store it in a tank that then gets shipped off to get refined and recycled.

Or you could place a small catch pan such as an oil catch pan beneath your brakes and take it to Mowhawk. Although I wouldn't expect you to think of that.

I don't recall ever writting any of that in my post either. Why are you so dilusional?

Dilusional...who ever thought we would see planes flying into 1000ft skyscrapers
, it is an interesting world out there you never know what you might see next. I was just raising the point that if you are going to use chemicals like brake clean then you should clean up after yourself, that's all!

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You did not raise that point. You made a personal attack on me calling me the environments worst nightmare. You then told me to get my head out of my ass.

Heres a concept, why don't you get YOUR head out of your ass and ask befor you open your mouth? That way you wont say something stupid next time.

Some people....


Oh, and nice job editting your post with that last little selection there. Thank you.

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