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I checked the half shafts and they looked fine, unfortunately Merc only sell them with the wheel bearings, for crazy money. The van doesn't get a lot of use and isn't earning any money so i'm trying not to spend too much on it. (Just had a £220 alternator too.) The pinion bearings showed very little wear/damage, but the diff side bearings were the trashed ones. They've been worn for a while (diff knock on gear changes) but only whined last time i used the van. The synchros aren't great so i need to learn gearbox rebuilding sometime..


I have that grease, from Febi. About 15 quid a pot but well worth it. I use it for both injectors and glowplugs.




Good eye knowing what diff it was! Is it Daf you work for?

No i work for Hanson, formerly Castle Cement, had Volvo, Erf, Daf, Merc, Renault over the years. Yeah synchro’s are poor, cable change doesnt help em! Apparently there a mega amounts of “special tools” required to do the gearboxes 🤷‍♂️ not done any myself, and the gears are of a weird metal? Very expensive too, struggle getting em (waiting times) even before covid and now wartime so god knows what stuffs like to get hold of these days! Tbh, for the cost vs down time and stress i’d just bang em in to a gearbox specialist and av done. Always fit new cables though if you have box out for repairs, they wear and stretch so that’ll have knock effects if you put back new with old! more

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Well this is a first for me.... wondered why it sounded loud.... then started smoking as it melted the under side of the Saw lol 😆 


Finished job off with a mates house 540xp which was a really nice saw to use.


Not had this issue on any of my other 201t's.... Good job I've a few spare saws




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Got fed up with the hopper on the big Vermeer getting knocked out of its stay grove and dropping down and bending so a bit of glueing stuff together with electricity and the buggers not going anywhere.

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D2s been in the shed a few weeks with no air in the suspension, meaning I've been back to using my ranger for everything🥴😕

Had a few minutes this morning,  turns out it was just a blown compressor, completely full of mud! Stuck a spare on, seems to be OK 12 hours later🤞🤞




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