Re: How about a new leaf for the group?
- From: "Gashauler" <swordfish2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 13:14:57 -0400
On to the next part.
While the engine is off and cool lift the hood and start looking. I start at
the front and do one side at a time. First take a couple of minutes to make
sure everything looks right. Then at the front start checking. Check the
belts for tightness,fraying, and cracks. Check the electrical wiring for
fraying, cracking, and discolorment. Check the steer mechanism for missing
or loose bolts. Look for bent or broken parts. Look at the power steering
hoses,pumps and check for leaks.
You can check the front brakes from the engine compartment on most trucks.
Look for cracked drums. Look for any fluids that might be on the pads. Check
that the brakes are not worn dangerously thin. ( check with your company
when they want to know the thickness.) Look for missing or broken parts
everywhere. Check all major components, look for broke welds, make sure it's
on there tight. Look at the TURBO. Check to see if any oil is leaking out of
the turbo seal. look under the engine for any new oil puddles. Look at the
block for oil leaks.
Now check all your fluids. Water, oil, power steering oil, and even washer
If you find any of these problems have them checked out. A leaking turbo oil
seal will cause a fire.
Leave the hood open and start the engine. Check the steering wheel for play.
Get the write up book from the cab and while the engine is warming look back
through the book and see if there's any problems. Check the engine for leaks
and all other systems. That's enough for now and I'll continue but just
remember. This is no way 100% correct and I might have missed items. I'm
only giving you an account on how I did the pre-trip inspection and I'm
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