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Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 10-23-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By flyingjunebugs
3208 parts.

Hi, the big issue is the piston rings. The rumor is that CAT wanted to use the three ring pistons. Ford bean counters want to save pennies, and wanted two ring pistons. So this change really reduced...
Forum: Highway, Road and Weather Forecast and Radar Conditions 10-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,865
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Have cold weather additive in your fuel.

Hi, a common additive is Howes:

https://www.google.com/search?q=howes+diesel+treatment&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari#lbl=OVERVIEW&pie=plaji-i

Truck drivers with over 25 years...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 10-08-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,790
Posted By flyingjunebugs
While it’s idling, crack injector lines?

Hi,
Could you crack individual injector lines with the engine running? See if they all slow the engine down at the same rate?
Before starting, break them loose and then snug them up, then you will...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 10-02-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,790
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Diesel muffler?

Hi,
My previous owner went cheap. Installed a gas muffler, really hurt power.
Now have a Donaldson Diesel muffler 51. Way better.
Here is some truck guys talking about it.
...
Forum: First-Timers and Newcomers 09-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Air brakes test

Hi,
Suggest you do the air brakes test before driving.
Same test the Semi drivers do.
Have fun with your Wanderlodge!

Going to add this, not directly about Wanderlodge’s, but might be of...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 09-19-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By flyingjunebugs
You could check with the tire shop, thinking 9 inch wheels.

Hi, if you go with 9 inch wheels, it is a normal size for 315/80-22.5.
I have 315 tires on my 8.25 Firestone wheels on the 87 FC.
Run 90 psi, tires have higher load limits than stock tires, not...
Forum: General 09-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By flyingjunebugs
YouTube Wanderlodge repair, Indiana Diesel

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HTE-RYTnKZw

Battery connections, antifreeze replacement DD with electronic engine control.
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 08-12-2019
Replies: 990
Views: 78,042
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Mercedes is back making a new inline gas 3L 6...

Mercedes is back making a new inline gas 3L 6 cylinder.
The starter/generator is mounted in the front, looks like inline with the crankshaft.
When you want quick acceleration, the starter is...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 08-07-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,740
Posted By flyingjunebugs
ZF trans oil.

Hi, Now Mike is far more learned on Automatic Transmissions than I am. But will give out what I did with my ZF.
See what you Folks think.
Per my reading, the ZF engineers designed it for world wide...
Forum: New Members 07-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Maybe an aircraft hanger?

Hi, my 35FC is in a 40 ft deep aircraft hanger in Bisbee AZ.
FAA changed the rules on hanger use, if a hanger is not needed for aircraft, it can be used for other uses.
Now your Unit at 45 ft,...
Forum: Generators 07-28-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 12,232
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Donaldson diesel muffler

Hi, suggest a Donaldson Diesel muffler.
Their website has the dimensions.
...
Forum: Under The Awning 07-19-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Attractive machine.

Hi Folks,
It reminds me of a coworker, fought in WWII.
He had a saying about what something was worth.
“My Cat is worth $900, but no one will give me $900 for it”.
Thought of that saying when...
Forum: Toads and Trailers General discussion and For Sale or Wanted 07-03-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,482
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Suggest car-parts.com

I have had very good luck with car-parts.com
Searches all the auto wrecking yards, find what I am looking for, next call or email the yard.
Forum: Under The Awning 05-27-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,667
Posted By flyingjunebugs
If you want a more modern version of Yugo quality, take apart a kids China quad

Hi,
Never have seen an Yugo, just pictures. Guessing the quality of it like a China quad.
The poor engineering on China quads I have seen. The wiring harness is really bad. They have a lot of...
Forum: Under The Awning 05-25-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Needs a hot tub in the back.

Thinking this model had an optional hot tub in the back.
Could use heavy construction plastic and make one.
Add a wood fired boiler with the chimney supported with baling wire to the wood pieces....
Forum: General 05-16-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Try a Donaldson 51 muffler.

Hi, I really like my Donaldson 51 Diesel muffler, quiet and low resistance to flow.
No droning sound at any time.
On Semi trucks, considered to be the premium to which others are compared.
Just do...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 05-09-2019
Replies: 891
Views: 61,038
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Toyota 3.0

Hi,
On my second Toyota 1987 pickup. Both have the 4 cylinder engines/5 sp manual trans.
The drivetrain is overbuilt for the hp, so last a long time and take poor care in-stride.
With a great...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 05-05-2019
Replies: 891
Views: 61,038
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Sparkplugs, manufacture E3

Hi,
A big part of our world up here in Alaska, involves the oil production “north slope”.
Now up there, are a lot of generators running 24/7.
A “newer” type of sparkplug is really making a...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 05-04-2019
Replies: 891
Views: 61,038
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Toyota 3.0 valve adjustment maybe needed.

Hi, what may help is adjusting the valves.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TcvQ6oNqTWs
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 02-18-2019
Replies: 891
Views: 61,038
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Horns

Hi,
What model horns did you get?
My FC horn speakers are weak.
Thanks!
Forum: Parts Wanted 12-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Transmission

Hi, would Randy have one. Best to call him.
Forum: Vehicle Issues 11-21-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By flyingjunebugs
You want air brakes

Hi,
You want air brakes, 534 Ford engine.
If 391 Ford and juice brakes, run away. Run Forest run!
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 11-19-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,978
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Muffler

Check for a clogged muffler.
Forum: Coaches For Sale by WOG Members 11-03-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,401
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Rental

Hi,
Suggest you only rent it as non moveable if you do it.
Only person driving it is you.
You would only want to do this on property you own.
You could position it where the renter wanted it,...
Forum: Under The Awning 10-12-2018
Replies: 410
Views: 43,954
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Port St Joe

Hi Folks,
What happened to Randy,s RV lots? Thinking they were in Port St Joe, FL.
A minor item at this time.
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