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Got pinched by road controllers today. They were stopping any trucks passing close by for a full inspection. The tally is 850$ of tickets and 48 hour to repair my leaking gas tank cap, a burn-out cab light and fix one of the headlight.

One of the headlight has a little pool of water in it.

Is that a common issue, water infiltration ?

How do I remove the whole headlight housing ?

Those 2 screws at the front are only for adjustment, right ?

I searched around but came-up empty
 

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try to put it in the oven :D:D:D
can you dismantel the glass ?
I have no clue on how to remove the housing from the bumper yet.

The important thing for me is to get the water out before my inspection on monday. A permanent fix is desired but not needed.
 

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try to go around it cause mostly germany head lights are repairable so i think that you can dismantel and clean it ,im not sure about it cause i dont have head lights like these
 

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Remind me not to drive through Quebec...sounds like a cashgrab; if the light is operative can they still fine you for water infiltration?
One thing I can think of is a blow dryer...it has relatively gentle heat, or set up a microfurnace (cheap square ceramic heater) in front of it for a temporary fix.
 

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cab clearance light

Remind me not to drive through Quebec...sounds like a cashgrab; if the light is operative can they still fine you for water infiltration?
One thing I can think of is a blow dryer...it has relatively gentle heat, or set up a microfurnace (cheap square ceramic heater) in front of it for a temporary fix.
Yep, the light works fine but I still got quoted on it.

They didn't say nothing about my lack of rear bumper though.

They three things they found on the truck were tagged as minor infractions so I was still able to drive away with the mog 6 hours later. They forced me to go to the DMV to change the GVW on the registration and to get a new plate with a L on it instead of a F. It was plated as "tool-trucK" first, same cat as a rolling crane or a mechanical broom-truck. The inspector said that he was giving me a big favor by not towing the mog away.


The thing is that I got to figure out how the remove the whole unit first.

I got 2 screws in front and 2 bolts on each sides.


BTW Anybody knows offhand the type of bulb in those clearance cab lights ?
 

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I'd imagine that you can remove the bulb without the whole lens/ housing. Get a baster or some other device to siphon out the liquid and reach in with a couple of swabs to soak up the last bits. The hair dryer is a good idea as well.
 

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I'd imagine that you can remove the bulb without the whole lens/ housing. Get a baster or some other device to siphon out the liquid and reach in with a couple of swabs to soak up the last bits. The hair dryer is a good idea as well.
I am heading out to fix this now.

Ill toss a rag in there and finish it off with a hairdryer. I wish I had acetone.
 

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Mission accomplished !

I fixed the 3 "problems" I had.

The source of the water in the headlight was a bad gasket on the hydraulic tubing that activates the tilting of the headlight.
The water was following the tubing and entered the headlight unit. I silliconed the hell out of it.
To remove the water, I just tilted the headlight and it just flowed out. I was expecting a sealed headlight but it isn't.
2 screws are holding the bezel and six 4mm allen head bolt are holding the headlight unit.

BA9S and U can get them as LEDs ;-)
I need to keep with my LED addiction. I saw those on ebay.

For now, I bought some from canadian tire.
 

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Continuing...

I bought those bulb that were the same size as the original (one side a Phillips, the other a Hella, both 12v 5W). The packaging doesn't mention the wattage though.


I also put foil duct tape on the inside of those cab marker, for added brightness. The inside was only black plastic. What a difference it makes !

I plan to do the same thing with the bulbs in the dash, because they are so weak, I can't see squat at night.

Also, I'll bypass the dimmer. I don't use it and apparently, those dimmers, with age, can contribute to a weakened brightness. Even if the dimmer is fully "opened", it still shows resistance.

For the gas cap, I had a gasket already, I guess it wasn't doing it's job anymore.
I removed it and put a strip of foam window sealer.
I "re-put" the gasket over it and now, it is really tough to put or remove the cap, but it doesn't leak.
 

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For the gas cap, I had a gasket already, I guess it wasn't doing it's job anymore.
I removed it and put a strip of foam window sealer.
I "re-put" the gasket over it and now, it is really tough to put or remove the cap, but it doesn't leak.
I guess there is more to it.
I replaced the cap for the new one - it didn't do it, kept leaking.
New one is the plastic one, old steel one.
Went back to steel one, had the second gasket made
in specialty shop by oilfield supply guys, who also checked
for the type of material, that would be resistant to diesel.
I think it worked 'till I switched from Esso to Shell.
Then it started to leak again, because the second gasket swelled.
So it has to be one of those Mog things.
 

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I guess there is more to it.
I replaced the cap for the new one - it didn't do it, kept leaking.
New one is the plastic one, old steel one.
Went back to steel one, had the second gasket made
in specialty shop by oilfield supply guys, who also checked
for the type of material, that resists to diesel.
I think it worked 'till I switched from Esso to Shell.
Then it started to leak again, because the second gasket swelled.
So it has to be one of those Mog things.
I was told by one of the DMV's constable : "Fueling, you're doin' it wrong !"

I am putting too much gas in my tank. I should leave at least 1.5 inches from the lowest point of the fill neck.

Is the gas cap' "non-airtightness" meant to act as a breather too, on a sbu fuel tank ?
 

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I was told by one of the DMV's constable : "Fueling, you're doin' it wrong !"

I am putting too much gas in my tank. I should leave at least 1.5 inches from the lowest point of the fill neck.

Is the gas cap' "non-airtightness" meant to act as a breather too, on a sbu fuel tank ?
That is probably the case.
The new plastic cap by MB is spring loaded, but the spring on it is pretty soft, so no matter what I do (like putting 2 layers of gasket) it doesn't do the squat.
That brings me to ANOTHER topic.
My tank is only 70 liters or so, anybody has a bigger tank for sale or trade?
 

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I was told by one of the DMV's constable : "Fueling, you're doin' it wrong !"
...And talking about Constables, the other day I was pulled over by "BY-LAW"
because my fake license plate on the hood.I was told it was illegal...
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Trevor(tkv000) I remember you have something similar on your Mog.
Any problems with that.
Oh and mogish, you have original, UK one if I'm right.
 

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...And talking about Constables, the other day I was pulled over by "BY-LAW"
because my fake license plate on the hood.I was told it was illegal...
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Trevor(tkv000) I remember you have something similar on your Mog.
Any problems with that.
Oh and mogish, you have original, UK one if I'm right.
Yep, I kept the UK plate in front. The guys with the 9mm's didn't say nothing about that. Same thing with my lack of a rear "bumper".

Are front plate mandatory in AB ?

In Qc, we have only rear plates. You can have whatever you want in front.
 

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Yep, I kept the UK plate in front. The guys with the 9mm's didn't say nothing about that. Same thing with my lack of a rear "bumper".

Are front plate mandatory in AB ?

In Qc, we have only rear plates. You can have whatever you want in front.
Same thing here.Only the rear one is mandatory.
Later I talked to RCMP guy, and he said, that those BY-LAW's must have had nothing else to do.
 
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