MAN LE18.280

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Ivan C
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Re: MAN LE18.280

Postby Ivan C » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:06 am

The blasting prior to paint would worry me more than the paint - blasting media gets everywhere and forms a very effective grinding paste when mixed with grease. This of course will only show up after a period of use, so I doubt much care would be taken masking/covering vulnerable components.
Weight-wise my 10.180 MAN was 5.5T as bought, stripped to chassis cab 4.5T.
I'd be surprised if the 1070 Merc was much different. Checking Ulrich Dolde's book confirms this.
As Steve says, a weight-concious build would be required to stay below 7.5T.
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Re: MAN LE18.280

Postby PeteB » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:44 pm

I can stop worrying. Called to find out the price and a bit of history on the truck to be told it is already sold.
Back to monitoring the websites...

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Re: MAN LE18.280

Postby crinklystarfish » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:16 am

Ivan C wrote:The blasting prior to paint would worry me more than the paint - blasting media gets everywhere and forms a very effective grinding paste when mixed with grease.


It's a good point but I'd lay a fair wager that most trucks glooped-over for a quick sale aren't troubled by any kind of serious prep in the form of media blasting. If they see a steam cleaner before the paint they'd be lucky!

Like most things with these projects, the prep is all-important.

FWIW sand and volcanic dust encountered when travelling off the beaten track also make for incredibly efficient grinding agents. Power-washes on the road are worthwhile.

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Re: MAN LE18.280

Postby DaveS » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:11 pm

crinklystarfish wrote:
FWIW sand and volcanic dust encountered when travelling off the beaten track also make for incredibly efficient grinding agents. Power-washes on the road are worthwhile.


Second that re volcanic dust - toured Iceland in our Defender with no issues, but over the months following our return home we had a number of seals fail (inc clutch slave and master) and the door locks jammed up. Closer inspection showed black volcanic dust in with various oils and grease = grinding paste...


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