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Periodic maintenance tip
      #240578 - 10/20/13 10:49 PM

Just a bit of advice...not a bad idea to lift all four tires off the ground occasionally and make sure everything is tight.

It is not a fun ride if an axle nut has worked loose and comes all the way off while motoring down the road at 27 miles per hour


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Re: Period maintenance tip [Re: dabs]
      #240583 - 10/21/13 06:46 AM

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dabs said:
Just a bit of advice...not a bad idea to lift all four tires off the ground occasionally and make sure everything is tight.

It is not a fun ride if an axle nut has worked loose and comes all the way off while motoring down the road at 27 miles per hour




from personal experience?


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Re: Period maintenance tip [Re: wuchang]
      #240585 - 10/21/13 07:07 AM

Ummmmmm....lets just say I saw it happen....and my wrists are still sore from fighting the damn steering wheel

About 75 ft of slide marks in the gravel before it went into the grass, which is when it started to go sideways but fortunately the dirt absorbed the speed better than gravel and stopped it pretty quick.

Not a fun time at Ridgemont High as Mr. Specoli woyld say.

Probably a good thing it is a side by side and not a 4 wheeler.

Edited by dabs (10/21/13 07:09 AM)


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Re: Period maintenance tip [Re: dabs]
      #240658 - 10/26/13 08:45 AM

No cotter pin?

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Re: Period maintenance tip [Re: legband]
      #240659 - 10/26/13 05:52 PM

They don't use cotter pins...which surprised me. They have a notched spot in the threads of the axle and the nut is dimpled into it. The dimpled tang had broke off allowing it to come loose.

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Re: Period maintenance tip [Re: dabs]
      #240818 - 11/05/13 10:20 PM

Got any pics of that 'tang Dabs?

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Re: Period maintenance tip [Re: last_stand]
      #240834 - 11/07/13 05:25 PM

Nope. Put it back on and tightened just past the busted part and re-used it till I get a new one. Will take a pic when I replace it though and post it for you to see.

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Re: Period maintenance tip [Re: dabs]
      #240839 - 11/08/13 07:19 AM

Was just kidding...ref 'tang to putang. Strike three on the internet.

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Re: Period maintenance tip [Re: last_stand]
      #252583 - 05/10/16 11:20 PM

probably bout that time again...

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Re: Period maintenance tip [Re: DjF]
      #252595 - 05/11/16 11:45 AM

How long did it take to find the nut?

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Re: Period maintenance tip [Re: cook]
      #252601 - 05/11/16 03:27 PM

Might have already heppened Dan'l.....sold it last year - if it did happen...hope he got his underwear cleaner that I got mine.

Cook....the nut was laying in the hubcap which was still attached to the wheel when it came off, as luck would have it.


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Re: Period maintenance tip [Re: dabs]
      #252622 - 05/12/16 09:31 AM

mine is dead down at the farm, tree fell on it and the trailer needs new boards and tires to get it home to fix...with the wedding here in a month, ain't going to happen soon...

I can't have anything nice...

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