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All in a days (or two) work pictures

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by theironoracle, May 27, 2012.

  1. theironoracle

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    All laid out and cleaned up. Ready to assemble the transmission control valve and get this tranny job wrapped up....TIO
     
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    I love CAT manuals, no guesswork at all. Looks like a fun job!
     
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    Yes, whenever I see a component stripped down like that, my thoughts are always for the engineers who developed it. Can't imagine designing a transmission and getting any sleep go together well. Then they've gone to the extra effort of documenting it, boy, it's impressive really.

    Like the organised way you've laid it all out, TIO, makes a big difference when it comes to reassembling it. Cat would approve.
     
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    That transmission looks like a fun project. The guts in the planetary section look just like an old 966C or so but the main case is very different. Probably most of the same kind of parts just stacked together a little different. Wild guess, probably way off, but is that out of a scraper?

    Best thing to have on the Cat transmissions jobs was lots of room to spread things out and keep some order to them. Always liked having the boss come in when the last part came off and gears and clutches spread out over three benches. They always had a glazed over look on their face trying to figure out if it was ever going back together and actually work.
     
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    I did a D7 thirty years ago, G or H not sure... I know what you mean about the "deere in the headlights" look the boss got when he saw that long pile of bits and pieces all laid out! I remember he said "Wow! I've never seen one all apart like that before!" I couldn't resist and promptly responded in a quiet voice "Umm, neither have I..." I don't think he slept too well until the old girl was pushing dollars around again, lol :tong
     
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    Sounds just like the time I was working on a' at that time, fairly new 966C Cat. Seems one of the nyloc-nuts for the piston in one of the hyd.cylinders had backed off. Never figured that out unless the factory never tightened it. Any how when the nut hit the bottom of the cylinder it eventually broke off the crimped part that holds the nylon in place. It managed to work it's way up into the control valve and lock things up. As those machines have the valve body inside the tank nothing to do but pull the top and bottom of the tank and start pulling parts. Had it gutted out and found the offending piece of steel. Actually no real damage that would not buff out easy. Well with his machine sitting there in a pile of parts Frenchy, the working group leader asked the question, "How often have you had to do this?" I think he was a bit worried when I replied, "I've never had one of these apart before!" Later that day he was all smiles when the machine pulled out of the shop and went back to loading customer's trucks.
     
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    Long day pulling the torque out of an old 46a. Also pulled tilt cylinder and cooler. Found plenty of pieces in the torque suction screen. TIO
     
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    Looks like there is no extra room to lift it out. Getting it to that point doesn't look to be much fun at all.
     
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    I am no expert but there looks to be a few gears missing from the picture that need roping in to the case as you lift out? did you remove the scavenge pump before removing the case, it's always best to remove both oil coolers to clean out the water side.

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    Great photos, I think I will start posting my work photos soon.
     
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    TC,

    I can't for the life of me figure out how to PM these pics to you do here they are. Mostly it's just pictures of what I'm pretty sure is not reusable my biggest question is the splines on the inside of the impeller. Not sure if you can tell but they are beginning to fret, this is a rarely used farm tractor but I will still have to warranty it if it fails in the next year. Anyways give me some verbs when you get a chance.....TIO
     
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    My diagnosis is the bearings wore out causing pieces to touch but hadn't been ran so long it became catisrophic...TIO
     
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    Are king pins suppose to come out in 3 pieces? I guess I work on trucks just to teach me patients? TIO
     
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    Hey, sometimes you can't make things up LOL
     
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    TIO, in your line of photo's the 1st problem I see is the brass faced bushings that the shaft goes through are incorrectly fitted, well 1 is, so study your Service book on this point as they both should have the groves matching, the torque is showing the thrust wear that can be the result of constant lugging down in the wrong speed, I would also check the crank end float on the engine, if the impeller has no cracks in the outer face I would stuff it back home and make sure the nut is torqued up to the target, I have 2 old Drive Divider gears welded to a flat bar that I hold the Converter with and have the tanged socket (Home Made) that fits the nut to tighten things up with, the main reason for your Torque damage is the incorrect fitting of the bushings.
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    Crusher hopper VGF removal. Starting the fab on the new hopper....TIO
     
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    VGF re lined. Hopper all welded up and painted. The customer will be able to beat the crap out of it tomorrow.....TIO