OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed May 17, 2017 12:51 pm

On the steering knuckle on my F350. Appears to be a hose bung with a rubber cap.
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Re: OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed May 17, 2017 1:01 pm

Looks like a bleeder fitting. Being that it's sticking up in the air like that makes me think it's for getting air out as oil/grease is pumped in ????

Can you post a pic with the rubber dust cover off ?

Paul
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Re: OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed May 17, 2017 4:19 pm

All back together now. Just a tube with a hose barb end. It is open, the rubber is just a cap, slides right off and on.
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Re: OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Wed May 17, 2017 5:04 pm

coaledsweat wrote:On the steering knuckle on my F350. Appears to be a hose bung with a rubber cap.


All Fords have a self destruct lever .. I think you found yours.
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Re: OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed May 17, 2017 5:09 pm

I'm thinking it has something to do with the vacuum operated locking hubs available on some models. Thank God I have manual hubs on mine!
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Re: OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: plumberman On: Thu May 18, 2017 6:00 am

should be bleeder for front axle, lube heats up and expands
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Re: OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu May 18, 2017 6:28 am

plumberman wrote:should be bleeder for front axle, lube heats up and expands

It isn't on the axle housing, it is on the steering knuckle. And it can't vent if capped. It has to come apart, the rotor is bad. I'll get some more pics of it today hopefully.
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Re: OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu May 18, 2017 6:44 am

I sure hope so!! This has me curious!! :)
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Re: OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu May 18, 2017 6:50 am

I can't see where it does anything on the ones I've taken apart. And why do you have to take that apart to swap out rotors?
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Re: OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu May 18, 2017 7:47 am

cabinover wrote:I can't see where it does anything on the ones I've taken apart. And why do you have to take that apart to swap out rotors?


I'm not taking "it"apart, I'm taking the truck apart to change the rotor. You know, wheel off, caliper and bracket off, pull rotor. When apart, I can get better pics. The caliper pins were frozen solid, apparently for a very long time. The outsides of the front rotor have had zero contact with a brake pad in a dogs age. Pitted and lumpy, they have to go. Never had a pedal pulse like that!
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Re: OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: gaw On: Thu May 18, 2017 8:28 am

coaledsweat wrote: The outsides of the front rotor have had zero contact with a brake pad in a dogs age. Pitted and lumpy, they have to go. Never had a pedal pulse like that!

I had to replace several rotors on vehicles due to pitting and corrosion. These were everyday drivers that see over 10,000 miles a year and the brake calipers were working fine. My question is “what the hell are they making rotors out of these days?” Old Datsuns?
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Re: OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu May 18, 2017 9:02 am

The port is for the ESOF locking hubs that are vacuum operated, found the answer on the FORD truck forum. Mine are capped because it has the manual actuated hub.
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Re: OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu May 18, 2017 10:08 am

Here's a better pic with the cap off.
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Re: OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu May 18, 2017 6:40 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
cabinover wrote:I can't see where it does anything on the ones I've taken apart. And why do you have to take that apart to swap out rotors?


I'm not taking "it"apart, I'm taking the truck apart to change the rotor. You know, wheel off, caliper and bracket off, pull rotor. When apart, I can get better pics. The caliper pins were frozen solid, apparently for a very long time. The outsides of the front rotor have had zero contact with a brake pad in a dogs age. Pitted and lumpy, they have to go. Never had a pedal pulse like that!


Just read what was written lol. International used to make a great high heat brake grease for pins like that, don't know if it's still available. I normally clean the pins up, and knock the crusty rust off the brake pad lands and then apply a light coat of wheel bearing grease to all of them. A cut off copper fitting wire brush in a drill does a great job on the pin holes and flush with brakecleen, then grease. Seems to hold up pretty well.
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Re: OK, What Does This Silly Thing Do?

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu May 18, 2017 6:43 pm

coaledsweat wrote:The port is for the ESOF locking hubs that are vacuum operated, found the answer on the FORD truck forum. Mine are capped because it has the manual actuated hub.


Don't know if that was an early design or what but the vacuum ones I've worked on had two lines. I think probably one to activate and one to vent and release the hub. Works pretty good until it doesn't just like everything nowadays.
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