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Forum: Parts Wanted 05-06-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 22,121
Posted By Jim Magowan
I was able to adapt the roof mounts for a Yakima...

I was able to adapt the roof mounts for a Yakima pod so one or two Yakima pods (I believe Thule pods will also work) could be mounted on the WL. The mounting brackets attached to the roof rack with...
Forum: Tool Tips 02-24-2014
Replies: 116
Views: 25,885
Posted By Jim Magowan
I have the X-12. Works great. After bending a...

I have the X-12. Works great. After bending a 3/4" breaker bar and having to use a 1" breaker with an 8' pipe extension (jumping on the extension) to get lugs off the X-12 was so easy my wife could...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 11-01-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 11,166
Posted By Jim Magowan
Best place for Webasto

We have the Webasto in the 'water bay.' In winter it keeps the water pump, and supply lines etc., from freezing. Even at -30f the water did not freeze when we were in Destruction Bay one winter.
...
Forum: Engine 08-07-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,537
Posted By Jim Magowan
Rick, I contacted Bendix with hte numbers...

Rick,

I contacted Bendix with hte numbers from the old compressor which I had also got new numbers for from the Bendix website. Called Bendix to see where I could get one. I was told that it was...
Forum: Engine 08-07-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,537
Posted By Jim Magowan
If this one leaks after 1,000 miles there won't...

If this one leaks after 1,000 miles there won't be any smiles around here. Just getting to it was a major pain. The one I got has a CAT label that says it was rebuilt by Bendix.

Now I need a...
Forum: Engine 08-06-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,537
Posted By Jim Magowan
3208 Continuing Saga

Last fall the experts told me the engine had a bad head gasket or cracked head. This spring I took the coach down to Greg's place in Kenai because he wanted to look it over and confirm the 'experts'...
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 05-19-2012
Replies: 111
Views: 17,504
Posted By Jim Magowan
The snow finally melted back enough to move the...

The snow finally melted back enough to move the bus. We took it down to Kenai and Greg is going to poke around and see if he can find out exactly what he problem is.

First, I agree that this...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 03-31-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 11,166
Posted By Jim Magowan
The Webasto gets a real workout with us. As a...

The Webasto gets a real workout with us. As a consequence I have learned a few things. One is to check hte breakers or fuses on top of hte unit when it won't fire up. There is a black box on top...
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 03-31-2012
Replies: 111
Views: 17,504
Posted By Jim Magowan
I have been off the forum for a while. In...

I have been off the forum for a while. In reading the comments from all of you, I guess I should clear up a few things.

1. While there are always a few 'minor' things with the SP, that is true...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 03-31-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 11,166
Posted By Jim Magowan
Paul's number is a bit low. Our Webasto...

Paul's number is a bit low. Our Webasto Scholastic has a .35 (I am going by memory here, it could be .34 or .37 or so, the nozzles are labeled so you can check yours). A .35 nozzle burns at a rate...
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 01-29-2012
Replies: 111
Views: 17,504
Posted By Jim Magowan
Where we live is definitely part of the problem. ...

Where we live is definitely part of the problem. The transmission had to be sent to Seattle. there was also the fact that it totally failed. For example, one part, the 'basket' usually doesn't...
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 01-29-2012
Replies: 111
Views: 17,504
Posted By Jim Magowan
If I were a rich man

If I were a rich man the SP wouldn't have broken us in less than 10 years. Unfortunately I am not and it has.

When we bought the Bird in April '02 it had what the owner called a 'new' engine...
Forum: Engine 11-02-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,459
Posted By Jim Magowan
Woody, Could you clarify what you mean by 0...

Woody,

Could you clarify what you mean by 0 air? Any detail you can give on how the SP is wired would be helpful. So far they guys here have not been able to figure out how the fan is wired.
...
Forum: Engine 11-01-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,459
Posted By Jim Magowan
Tom, Thanks for the info. I think it is...

Tom,

Thanks for the info. I think it is very like that our fan is wired essentially hte same way. In any case it makes a lot of sense. The guys at the shop should be able to check this out...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 11-01-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,389
Posted By Jim Magowan
I just came upon this posting and I imagine ER...

I just came upon this posting and I imagine ER has solved his problem by now. Although altitude may affect mixture I haven't noticed any smoke problems at 3 to 4k feet. When I had black smoke it...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 11-01-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 11,166
Posted By Jim Magowan
Webasto fuel burn

The fuel burn on a Webasto is determined by the nozzle. The nozzles come in a plastic container with the information on the cap. The Webasto Scholastic nozzle is a .3x (I don't remember off hand if...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 11-01-2011
Replies: 110
Views: 31,850
Posted By Jim Magowan
We put a lot more hours on both the generator and...

We put a lot more hours on both the generator and the webasto than on the engine. The Webasto (Scholastic) is installed in what we call the water bay, where the HWH, water pump and water pressure...
Forum: Engine 11-01-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,459
Posted By Jim Magowan
Fan clutch problem

I have been having a problem with engine overheating and found that the fan clutch was not working. Using the manual fan switch is necessary to control temperature.

Had a new sensor installed was...
Forum: Electrical 08-23-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,115
Posted By Jim Magowan
Brad, You could be right. I hadn't thought...

Brad,

You could be right. I hadn't thought about the 50 a. service being gfi, but it probably is. We put in a non GFI 50 a. ciecuit because it trips hte GFI 120 circuits.
Forum: Electrical 08-22-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,115
Posted By Jim Magowan
50 amp breaker tripping

I took the coach to Pacific Power, formerly Detroit Diesel) because the fan clutch sensor did not seem to be working and 120 voltage on one leg seemed low (109 was showing on the Xanrex panel and the...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 08-14-2011
Replies: 110
Views: 31,850
Posted By Jim Magowan
We have been trying to figure out what is wrong...

We have been trying to figure out what is wrong with our heating system for about 7 years now. We have finally gotten enough air out of the system that it doesn't blow three or four gallons of...
Forum: Engine 08-13-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,368
Posted By Jim Magowan
Thanks John. I have passed your message on to...

Thanks John. I have passed your message on to the shop foreman. If nothing else, the part number may help. They called Blue Bird and were referred to Coachcraft (big surprise, Blue Bird not being...
Forum: Engine 08-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,368
Posted By Jim Magowan
The radiator is new; installed last summer. ...

The radiator is new; installed last summer. Several years ago I installed a slobber tube extension so the oil drips below the bumper. I circumcised the original slobber tube to get the right...
Forum: Engine 08-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,368
Posted By Jim Magowan
Thanks for teh help. I think part of the problem...

Thanks for teh help. I think part of the problem was that they didn't know it had a swing out radiator (they overhauled the fan several years ago so it never occurred to me that they didn't know...
Forum: Engine 08-10-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,368
Posted By Jim Magowan
Fan clutch sensor location

Last summer, after a lot of overheating problems, we replaced thermostats, water pump etc. Finally got the engine to stay below 200 degrees, most of the time, but have to keep the manual fan switch...
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