[MV] M109A3 speedometer cable, etc.

Sun, 03 Oct 1999 15:44:37 -0700

Yesterday, I discovered that my new M109A3 is missing the right-angle
adapter which connects the speedometer cable to the transfer case.
That might explain the very low milage on the odometer... :-)

According to my parts manuals, there are two different versions of the
adapter, with different gear ratios. How do I determine which one I
should order?

As long as I'm here, I have a few miscellaneous quetions:

* Are the oil filter elements disposable or are they clean-and-reuse

* How do I determine what type of brake fluid is in the truck, so I
don't mix it with something incompatible?

* Are there any common civilian replacements for any of the filters
(oil, fuel, air, etc), which I might be able to get at the local Pep

* There was an article in the last Military Vehicles magazine about
do-it-yourself split-ring wheel mounting. Am I crazy to consider

* If the answer to the above question is "no", would an old-fashioned
mechanical bead breaker work OK on a split-ring rim? One of my pilot
friends at the airport where my truck lives has one for his airplane
tires, and I've never had good aim with a hammer... I figure I'd
probably wreck the rim with a tire hammer!

* Does anybody have an original recent-printing original lube order
for the M44-series trucks which they want to sell me? I ordered one as
part of a big (and expensive!) order from NTIS, but it hasn't showed
up yet. Manuals stopped showing up a few weeks ago, so I've given up
on them actually sending it to me.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

Mark J. Blair, KE6MYK <mblair1@home.net>
PGP 2.6.2 public key available from http://pgp.ai.mit.edu/
Web page: http://www.qsl.net/ke6myk/

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