Those are some ugly springs! Fire trucks get driven hard and put away wet. There is plenty of room for rear air bags between the reay parbolics and the frame.
If you have not already you should get the EPC/WIS manual for these trucks. I got is as a download and installed it on my Windows PC. If you search on Ebay you will find it. The WIS portion (Workshop Manual) has all this info. The EPC (parts manual) will have all part numbers for your specific truck (you enter the VIN). If I remember it was less than $20.CRY FOR HELP!
Calling any owners of Mercedes-Benz trucks of the same type and vintage as Lowly. I have yet to source a maintenance manual for my truck and need some critical information:
Type and quantity of the following:
Power steering fluid
If you know where I can get my hands on one of these maintenance manuals please let me know. I've got a scanned service manual (partial, not entire) from the fire department who previously owned Lowly so I can read how to disassemble my engine and grind the valves but have no idea how much or what the of engine oil my truck needs!
I did the same. It didn't work and needed all sorts of stuff uploading to make it work... I then spoke to the I.T guru at work, he had a quick look and said 'get rid quickly'... I did. The Ebay system involves a 'virtual computer' running on your computer, fooling the program into thinking its on a remote workshop computer somewhere else... Well, that's how it was described to me. However, a friend sent me a link to one that seems to work on our truck... You might be able to work back from ours and select your truck, so I'll PM that to you.I have purchased a EPC/WIS manual off of eBay but it isn't playing nice with my mac. I've got a request for assistance submitted to the seller but have yet to hear back.
You know, it might make sense to buy a used windows laptop for use in the shop. Then you wouldn't have to worry about getting a nice laptop grungy while working on the truck. There is a lot of info in the WIS, like torque settings for various bolts. I end up printing the pages out to save my laptop.HELP UPDATE:
Using Sitec's recommendation of a very helpful online MB manual I was able to plug in my VIN and get some useful info out:
TYPE - 1120AF
ENGINE - OM366LA 177kW/240HP (356.989)
OIL FILTER - A3661800809
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - 720.099
POWER STEERING - LS3E (765.605)
Any ideas on how I can take this info and find out what type and what quantity of engine oil, steering oil and transmission oil?