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Postby tatoes » 19 Mar 2020, 21:01

I am getting a strong smell of burning from the rear of my 1989 t 25 auto sleeper any ideas many thanks for your help tatoes
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Re: smell

Postby jrt » 19 Mar 2020, 21:56

Well it could be anything depending on the sort of smell.. rubber, fuel, exhaust fumes, oil, hot engine smell etc. Is it coming from the rear vents or can you smell it in the cab?
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Re: smell

Postby tatoes » 20 Mar 2020, 02:12

you canff only smelloncenow it from outside near rear wheel I have had a problem with rear wheels locking on but now park without handbrake onseems to be ok for now once again thank you
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Re: smell

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 20 Mar 2020, 09:08

If you have driven it with a brake locked on for some distance you can overheat the drum and distort it leading to constant overheating. I did that when a rear brake partially seized on - only cure is new brake drum. ( and proper overhaul of the brakes system )
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Re: smell

Postby tatoes » 20 Mar 2020, 14:53

that sounds like the prob I have been having feel a lot easer now thank you oldiebut goodie
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Re: smell

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 20 Mar 2020, 15:01

Jack that wheel up with the handbrake off after chocking the front wheels, spin the wheel and see if you get intermittent rubbing, tighten the handbrake a notch at a time and keep checking - if you reach a point where the brakes start catching every turn or 1/2 turn you know that the drum has gone oval. If they only rub constantly the drum will not be distorted and it is more likely to be brake cylinder is goosed and not retracting properly.
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