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In my experience…

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by ahart, Jan 22, 2022.

  1. JD955SC

    JD955SC Senior Member

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    I’m seeing more and more parts who’s only availability is far outside the US, and I’m talking simple stuff like seals or similar. And often when you order it you find out they don’t actually have it on hand they are waiting on the next batch from the manufacturer and will ship it in two months when that batch finally arrives.
     
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  2. ahart

    ahart Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is very hard to get used to as when I started out at the coal mine, we had enough parts on hand to build a D11R from scratch and now you can’t spin an oil filter off before checking to see if you can get one to replace it.
     
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    ahart Well-Known Member

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    A little road side service this morning. I personally have never came across a wheel doing this though I’m sure it’s something that happens from time to time. 476EC643-A1B5-4B59-9A37-291B4C21FF9E.jpeg
     
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    ahart Well-Known Member

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    Another first, had a manifold off of a C15 in a 374D extracting broken exhaust studs and found this on the inlet of the turbo. Inner housing broke loose from the outer housing. 84557C4F-BDC4-46D2-859F-9A919290B806.jpeg
     
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  5. digger doug

    digger doug Senior Member

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    Looks like questionable steel recipe.
    Wheels take much fatigue as they rotate, looks like it cracked from poor steel. Either it was brittle in itself, or it affected the welding.
     
  6. CM1995

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    No doubt. Had a rubber hose on the intercooler of our 325FL split. There were two available in the Cat system - one in Germany and one in China...

    Salesman went to another dealer branch and they took one off a new machine so we could keep working. Did the same thing when the 3rd valve went out on the same machine as well, probably took it off the same new machine.