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Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Captain Fred
Thanks Mike. Sure is a big plus having an expert...

Thanks Mike. Sure is a big plus having an expert to bounce questions off of.
Fred
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Captain Fred
Aneroid

I am about to follow Mike H's suggestion ( that should actually read direct order I guess ) and remove the aneroid from my bus. As it is now I get a small amount of black smoke when under a load....
Forum: Generators 2 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,064
Posted By Captain Fred
I am a little confused with your troubleshooting....

I am a little confused with your troubleshooting. How many Volts @ the 2 large terminals on the starter. At rest & while attempting to start. One should be batt voltage @ rest & the other zero. The...
Forum: Under The Awning 2 Days Ago
Replies: 259
Views: 26,883
Posted By Captain Fred
Amazing what can happen if the govt stays out of...

Amazing what can happen if the govt stays out of it don't you think ?
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Captain Fred
Glad to hear you made it home safely Bill. Just...

Glad to hear you made it home safely Bill. Just put a pipe plug in place of the hose @ the manifold end ?
Forum: Toads and Trailers General discussion and For Sale or Wanted 4 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By Captain Fred
3100 miles to and from Fla towing the Wrangler...

3100 miles to and from Fla towing the Wrangler with the brush type flap on the back of the FC and no real damage to the Jeep. Like Randy said I expect some stone chips, etc if towing 4 down. The cost...
Forum: Under The Awning 4 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By Captain Fred
I am thinking the chains won't save that one when...

I am thinking the chains won't save that one when that propane tank hits.
Absolutely scarey.
Forum: Engine 6 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 852
Posted By Captain Fred
Randy, Look on the bright side. If I have to...

Randy,
Look on the bright side. If I have to walk across my yard after supper tonight I would have to shovel my way across. Snowing like crazy right now.
Forum: Coaches For Sale by WOG Members 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By Captain Fred
We were fortunate to spend a few days with Joe &...

We were fortunate to spend a few days with Joe & Elana in Arcadia. They are a terrific couple and to say that Joe is fastidious is an understatement !! Everything he has done on this bus is...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Captain Fred
My problem is the magnetic attraction that seems...

My problem is the magnetic attraction that seems to be manufactured into my clothing. I can do a pretty decent job with the sealer but my clothes always suck up the excess. LOL !
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 952
Posted By Captain Fred
i guess we all have to re-learn things. thats...

i guess we all have to re-learn things. thats what happens when we get old. we get forgetful and confuse things.
LOL !!
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 952
Posted By Captain Fred
People think that electricity travels through...

People think that electricity travels through electrical cables, it doesn’t. It travels around the outside. That is why a corroded cable will cause high resistance and a lack of voltage. Electricity...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 952
Posted By Captain Fred
A fast tick, tick,tick noise when trying to start...

A fast tick, tick,tick noise when trying to start is a sign of low voltage @ the starter. I would check cables & connections first. both Pos and ground.
Forum: Toads and Trailers General discussion and For Sale or Wanted 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 4,325
Posted By Captain Fred
glad to hear it is working out for you & Tony....

glad to hear it is working out for you & Tony. Stay safe and try not to let any more of those old people run you down.
Forum: Toads and Trailers General discussion and For Sale or Wanted 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 4,325
Posted By Captain Fred
An insurance company is all about the money. If...

An insurance company is all about the money. If the car is at a storage facility that is charging them a daily cost ( read repair shop/ body shop ) instead of on your property costing them nothing,...
Forum: Toads and Trailers General discussion and For Sale or Wanted 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 4,325
Posted By Captain Fred
I am a little confused here. Did you already...

I am a little confused here. Did you already settle with the ins co? If not then they don't have to agree with any repairs you are making. IE : they don't have to pay for them.
What are you going to...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 952
Posted By Captain Fred
Mine isn't a levee e Neville. It is a power line,...

Mine isn't a levee e Neville. It is a power line, I believe made in Texas.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 952
Posted By Captain Fred
Just dropped my alt off @ the rebuilder. Problem...

Just dropped my alt off @ the rebuilder. Problem was not charging when first started until it warmed up and then started overcharging on our way home to Boston from Fla. I believe it is a bad...
Forum: Toads and Trailers General discussion and For Sale or Wanted 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 4,325
Posted By Captain Fred
Dana, Sorry to hear about the accident and glad...

Dana,
Sorry to hear about the accident and glad to hear that you and Tony are both OK. You are probably in for a fight over the Toyota. As has already been said the ins co will probably want to...
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Captain Fred
Thanks Mike

Thanks Mike
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Captain Fred
thanks Darryl. I thought it looked to be about...

thanks Darryl. I thought it looked to be about 1/2"
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Captain Fred
Radiator sight gauge

Swung the radiator on my 87 FC to pull alternator and don’t like the looks of the plastic sight gauge in the expansion tank. The end of it has been rubbing on the alum cover plate and you can’t tell...
Forum: Travel Tips - Fuel Prices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 145
Views: 13,227
Posted By Captain Fred
I am kind of in the same spot as Dennis. I am in...

I am kind of in the same spot as Dennis. I am in Northern Massachusetts and the only truck stop within an hour of me is a Pilot. Figures !! With a 230 gal tank I will leave home with less than full...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By Captain Fred
i might be able to understand them not being...

i might be able to understand them not being familiar with the type of power steering but if they can't tell you if there is a problem with the kingpins and steering linkage you need to find another...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Captain Fred
Sounds like a leak in the vacum booster or hose...

Sounds like a leak in the vacum booster or hose going to it. If it stalls at idle when step on brake is a dead giveaway.
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