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Old 06-08-2021, 07:46 PM
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As the title says… 😕
So I bought a boat from super nice people, also super not boat people. They literally had 14 connections wired to the starting battery…that’s pos and neg so technically maybe 28 things wired to it??!!
I digress. The trailer has a UFP Trailer Buddy A-60 hydraulic brake actuator that is BONE DRY of brake fluid. My money says there isn’t a leak but they just never changed it or even popped the cap in the past 10 years.
I’m tempted to fill it with DOT 3 and see what happens.
Please advise.
Thanks.
You should flush it all out by bleeding fluid through it first then bleed them all out. Two man job unless you buy a bleeder pump and its easier. You don't need a power one just the hand pump is fine.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:40 AM
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Also check to make sure that bakes pads haven't delaminated. I had 2 calipers where the bonding failed and the pad separated from the backing plate. The pads fall down and ride on the hub. Then the caliper pistons over extend and leak brake fluid. These were on UFP-DB35 calipers. I ended up replacing both calipers
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:39 AM
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Where are the pics?
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Old 06-11-2021, 09:15 AM
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just changing the actuator may not be all you need. I would guess the shoes are worn out. if the brake lines are steel and corroded I'd think about replacing them and new brake pads.
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Old 06-12-2021, 08:23 PM
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Pics? The new actuator looks the same as the old one except newer and not crappy. The brake boys said everything else is just fine…dare I say the trailer is done and now all’s I gotta worry about it the boat.

PS: Here’s a good pic for ya🙂
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Old 06-12-2021, 08:49 PM
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SS,
Glad that you have removed and rewired your boats electrical system to get rid of the mess and clutter.
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Old 06-14-2021, 09:58 AM
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Pics? The new actuator looks the same as the old one except newer and not crappy. The brake boys said everything else is just fine…dare I say the trailer is done and now all’s I gotta worry about it the boat.

PS: Here’s a good pic for ya🙂
congrats on getting everything squared away. now the boat,
B-bring
O-out
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T-thousand

just ask anybody that uses a used boat and fishes.
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Old 06-14-2021, 05:36 PM
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Pics? The new actuator looks the same as the old one except newer and not crappy. The brake boys said everything else is just fine…dare I say the trailer is done and now all’s I gotta worry about it the boat.

PS: Here’s a good pic for ya🙂
Wow, that's a mess
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Old 06-16-2021, 11:22 PM
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congrats on getting everything squared away. now the boat,
B-bring
O-out
A-another
T-thousand

just ask anybody that uses a used boat and fishes.
Yeah…about that. I could put a brand new 250 on her tomorrow and still be 30k ahead of “new boat every 3 years guy” but to each their own. I’ll post some actual pics when I start using her on the regular. Y’all have been super helpful through this whole process!!
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