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HELP! Problems with muffler bearing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigBurban350, Apr 19, 2003.

  1. BigBurban350

    BigBurban350 1/2 ton status

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    Whats a muffler bearing.../forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Did ya use plenty of squelch grease when you replaced it?
     
  3. uglychevyZZ4

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    please refer to the non4x4 forum for answer, its in the
    " MOST ANNOYING POST TITLES " THREAD. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Muffler bearings are VITAL on vehicles today! They provide so much dampening and support for the kinnooter valve assemblies, and we all know how important those are these days...
    Be sure to maintain your pneumatic fluid level, too. You wouldn't think muffler bearings and pneumatic fluid interacted with each other, but it's been conclusively proven that a problem with one causes a problem with the other...
    Stay safe out there!
     
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    Ken, you forgot to warn him about the blinker fluid level...semper maintenance!

    Rene
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif i had a customer pissed yesterday cuz i said i wouldnt sell him a head gasket for his RX-7 (rotary) he was mad /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Even more important than muffler bearings is keeping the proper tension on your carbeurator belt. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Don't forget to buy some relative bearing grease when you get your muffler bearings.
     
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    And always remember to torque down your radiater cap and vacuume lines, and while your at it your dip stick, if you can reach it with your torque wrench, remember to use locktite as well, you dont want that sucker backing off down the road do ya /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Don't forget to check the headlight fluid, Change your frequency grease, and keep plenty of lanyard wax around so it doesn't rust....
     
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    Ken, you forgot to warn him about the blinker fluid level...semper maintenance!

    [/ QUOTE ] Blinker fluid and headlight water level stupid people drain th headlights when they see water in there but really theres water all the time its just so full the water keeps them from burning out /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Whats a muffler bearing.../forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Muffler bearings are used mostly in those little imports we refer to as ricers. They are used to alowe the coffee-can size fart-mufflers with neon lights to rotate.
     
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    Water in the light housing is essential to keeping the bulb assembly cool.
     
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    My mekanic says I need timing rod seat valve, does anybody know how to replace those?????
     
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    FYI-

    If you are going to replace your muffler bearing, you MUST replace your piston return springs at the same time...
    I hear they are a matched set. You replace one- you're replacing both.


    I would reccomend going with a higher spring rate for all the piston return springs just to be safe when you replace them, to ensure all the pistons will return to BDC while the engine is running. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    If you're lucky you might be able to find a whole set of muffler bearings and piston return springs at the junkyard. Honda's and chevys are interchangable too, so if you can't find it on a chevy, any year honda should do.
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    If your havin' probs with your muffler bearings you should also check the tension of your piston return springs /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    I was just arguing with a buddy about the muffler bearings in my truck when our site foreman sent me to look for the skyhook. By the time I got back I was confused because they were all talking about turkey hunting and all I hunt is snipes!
     

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