I freshened up this old Montero and have it running like a champ...but it’s been stuck on blocks for the last 6 weeks!
The moral of the story: “if it ain’t THAT broke, don’t fix it!” 🤷♂️ ...The race is on to get ready for @descendonbend
next week 🏁 // The long version //
After a mission to Mars (a local swimming hole) with @partcraft
, I noticed a bit of oil weeping out of the rear hub (zoom in to see it in the pic).
That’s when I was taking this photo. Moments before this, I hitched up Ol’ 91 to my @oregontrailr
for the first time...it pulled like a dream for a magical 30 feet to where you see it now.
I couldn’t leave the leaky wheel seal alone. So, I disconnected the trailer and pulled the rear end apart at once.
I took the axle apart and brought the assemblies to the machine shop to have wheel bearings / seals replaced...
...that was 6 weeks ago.
The parts I got back 4 weeks later were beat up, missing circlips, backing plates bent and gouged. Even worse..the left side was so warped that it wouldn’t even line up to bolt into the axle. 😕
So, back they went to get repaired...hoping for a better outcome this time!
With any luck we’ll have the goods back on Friday and the rig back in tip top shape by the end of the weekend! ............👨🔧🤷♂️☠️🛠............
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