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Old 11-08-2014, 10:18 AM   #31
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The reservoir is 1/2 full so I need to put fluid in it until I get home. Do I just use ATF fluid?


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Old 11-08-2014, 10:40 AM   #32
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I don't remember if it is ATF, others can confirm. Are your slides in or out and are you levelers up or down? The level in the reservoir is dependent on these conditions. You do not want to over fill the reservoir, as you will have a bigger mess (don't ask me how I know that). The following website may help: http://equalizersystems.com/files/sh...tion_Guide.pdf. There are also other guides on the www.equalizersystems.com site under support. Hope this helps! Craig


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Old 11-08-2014, 10:44 AM   #33
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Fill the reservoir fully with Dexron Transmission fluid. This is the same fluid used in GM vehicles.


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Awesome thanks! I had the slides in and Jacks up and it's about 1/2 full so need to get some fluid in there! Gonna have a mess to clean up when I get home lol.


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And thanks for the PDF.. Super helpful!


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Old 11-08-2014, 10:52 AM   #36
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Fill the reservoir fully with Dexron Transmission fluid. This is the same fluid used in GM vehicles.


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But don't overfill it. There should be a line on the tank showing where to fill it to.
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:05 AM   #37
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When all slides are in and jacks are up... When I unscrew that plug to replace the oring... Is it going to be under any pressure and spray fluid? I may just find a camping world on the way home and repair in the parking lot .. Unless it's gonna make a mess.


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When all slides are in and jacks are up... When I unscrew that plug to replace the oring... Is it going to be under any pressure and spray fluid? I may just find a camping world on the way home and repair in the parking lot .. Unless it's gonna make a mess.


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Ah it's just Camping World don't worry they are mess anyway.....
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:57 PM   #39
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Hank, Not sure about testing at the top of a grade, but when Ed (wnytaxman) took his "B" endorsement driving test for New York State, the Examiner told him he should run a static test on the air brakes before any trips. Craig


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Running a full static test at the start of every DAY is what the regs call for, IIRC. However, I know of NO driver that does more than check for 90-100+ lbs of pressure, before driving off (that's inside the cab.... outside a good driver will check slack adjusters, etc).

As far as top of steep grade checks, I was never taught what to do. If a driver does stop (most do not) he should check for overheated/smoking brakes, I'd guess.

When I drove there were almost no hills in the whole country that I could not descend SAFELY by down shifting and using the jake brake; it's just that doing it that way is much slower than using the brakes some. Also if raining or other bad traction conditions, DON'T do it, as you're only braking on one axle out of five.

Old drivers saying: You can descend a hill to slowly over and over; you can only descend a hill to fast ONCE.

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Old 11-27-2014, 12:38 AM   #40
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New oring... Leak fixed! Thanks everyone!


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