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eicsbus
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Canada
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Posted - 10/25/2012 :  11:14:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
anybody going through ujoints on 06 and up ic 72 pass buses,
we have found through driveline shops that do accurate measurements that most of ours, the angles are out of wac. we are replacing ujoints like there going out of style, mainly the rears, and yes we have a proper maintenance program

bwest
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United States
2184 Posts

Posted - 10/25/2012 :  2:05:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have two 2010 model IC CE 200s. One is 65 passenger the other is 71 and i have had no problems.

Bryan
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Mechan1c
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USA
663 Posts

Posted - 10/25/2012 :  3:07:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have 18 '06 71 pass CE's with DT's built starting 8/23/06, and I have not replaced a U-joint or carrier yet. We use Mobil CM-S grease. I have 26 '08 77 pass MFDT buses that are good so far as well...

What kind of miles are you seeing the replacements starting at??
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Offroadwolf
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41 Posts

Posted - 10/25/2012 :  3:51:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Offroadwolf's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I don't have any of these so I'm not familiar with the bus, is it rear air ride suspension?
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raytobe
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USA
277 Posts

Posted - 10/25/2012 :  4:42:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit raytobe's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No problem with ours that I know of. Another guy in the shop found a center bearing he claimed was bad but I didn't look at it. We lube ours every PM.
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Bassman
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USA
505 Posts

Posted - 10/26/2012 :  03:51:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have 22 CE200 special needs buses in the 05-06 vintage and have done a fair amount of rear u-joints in them. Most are around 180,000 miles total now. No repeats though.
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eicsbus
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Canada
126 Posts

Posted - 10/26/2012 :  05:22:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ours are around 200 kms-120,000 miles spring susp., we lube at 6k kms with amsoil, we find the rear is changing color because its working to much

I.C. NO FUTURE


formally ,,,,wright11
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IBTMech
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USA
973 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2012 :  6:46:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit IBTMech's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I use Mobil CM-P grease on all of our fleet and I haven't replaced a U joint in years. We have buses and dump trucks going their entire lifespan on the original U joints, 15-18 years. 14,000+ hours. The last U joint I replaced was on a '92 IH 4900 salt truck.

If it doesn't fit, FORCE it.
If it breaks, well, it needed replacing anyway.
Pullin' wrenches for 45 years.

Edited by - IBTMech on 10/28/2012 6:48:43 PM
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mastertech
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Posted - 10/30/2012 :  2:14:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit mastertech's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We replaced most of ours the first year and have not had an issue since.
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