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ironbrew
05-30-2018, 01:14 AM
As the title says. I was putting a new gasket in, and noticed the top wasn't staying up properly. As I've had issues with this since new, I didn't think about it much.

Decided to adjust it, only to find there was a bearing in the lid spring mechanism that had snapped. I'm a millwright, so bearings are no big deal to me. Too late in the day to get the new ones though. Anybody looking to duplicate on a spring loaded lid... be aware of the spring tension. It is potentially very dangerous.

Please note though. I am NOT slagging the manufacturer. I decided to get bearings myself and put them in, I have not approached the manufacturer.

razorbrewer
05-30-2018, 05:49 AM
As the title says. I was putting a new gasket in, and noticed the top wasn't staying up properly. As I've had issues with this since new, I didn't think about it much.

Decided to adjust it, only to find there was a bearing in the lid spring mechanism that had snapped. I'm a millwright, so bearings are no big deal to me. Too late in the day to get the new ones though. Anybody looking to duplicate on a spring loaded lid... be aware of the spring tension. It is potentially very dangerous.

Please note though. I am NOT slagging the manufacturer. I decided to get bearings myself and put them in, I have not approached the manufacturer.Just curious why you wouldn't contact the manufacturer? Out of warranty period? Or just such a cheap and easy fix for you it wasn't worth it?

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ironbrew
05-30-2018, 11:21 AM
The real reason? I donít want to wait for parts.

And I suspect it would be a total replace without a different brand of bearing. These do not have a brand name, so good bearings will go in.

zippy12
05-30-2018, 11:45 AM
I let a Ford mechanic change my F150's fule filter. He did the job but broke the clip that holds the line to the filter. 500.00 for a new fuel line SO HE ZIP TIED IT IN PLACE!!!

U want a job done right do it yourself!

ironbrew
05-31-2018, 07:43 AM
Apparently ss6301zz bearings are hard to find up here. And expensive. Ordered from California. I wish US businesses would use USPS more. UPS etc hammer us with brokerage. Iím thinking this is where a lot of Canucks turn to Chinese orders. If I wasnít dead set on name brand, Iíd have done the Chinese thing just for shipping/brokerage. Anyone doing business with Canucks take note!!!