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Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 5 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dirtbill
Update: Home now for a few days, turned out...

Update:

Home now for a few days, turned out the filters and fuel system was pretty well plugged, looked like a rusty sludge. Came on pretty quick so I wonder a couple of things, first I did let it...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dirtbill
New filters and cleaning are underway, we still...

New filters and cleaning are underway, we still don't have a handle on the leak but a step by step approach is under way. I just need to get home now and take on replacing return lines as a summer...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dirtbill
Besides the throttle rod seals where do they...

Besides the throttle rod seals where do they leak, it is only wet underneath not at all on too or side's
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dirtbill
Thinking this through, as I was going up hill it...

Thinking this through, as I was going up hill it got steadily worse, until it quit, back on level ground it seems fine, if the pump at the back quit pushing fuel to the front the front pumps might...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dirtbill
Over 1/2 tank so that shouldn't be an issue, can...

Over 1/2 tank so that shouldn't be an issue, can the pumps leak themselves
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dirtbill
It starts in the shop and idles perfectly, it...

It starts in the shop and idles perfectly, it revs up and no leaks are obvious, is there a way that the hills could have an effect, it ran fine on fairly level ground and even seemed to make ok...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dirtbill
So I am sitting here with young cat mechanic, we...

So I am sitting here with young cat mechanic, we have the air cleaner and hardware off and have been trying to find the leak, we can't find anything major that would result in the engine stalling....
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dirtbill
I bought fuel at loves and it says it's bio...

I bought fuel at loves and it says it's bio diesel in part, I kind wondered about that
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dirtbill
Excellent thanks guys, I ferl better already

Excellent thanks guys, I ferl better already
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dirtbill
It will be on the hook shortly, with all that...

It will be on the hook shortly, with all that fuel lying there I dont think filters are going to fix it, it's going to go to the cay dealer, i know this might hurt a lot as though the stock market...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dirtbill
Curious did it actually kill the motor? It...

Curious did it actually kill the motor?

It seems i finally ran out of fuel on this long up hill it finally quit.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dirtbill
Curious did it actually kill the motor? It...

Curious did it actually kill the motor?

It seems i finally ran out of fuel on this long up hill it finally quit.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dirtbill
Stuck on Hwy 81 just north of Scranton, the...

Stuck on Hwy 81 just north of Scranton, the hollow between heads has lots pf diesel in it, not a good sign i think probably and injector pump issue, tje injector line do not appear to be leaking, I...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dirtbill
Turbo or fuel issue

On Hwy 81near wiles Barr pa, way down on power trying to climb these hills, getting intermittent low boost, all else seem fine. I suspect I have a bad fuel issue or air problem. Does anyone know of a...
Forum: Generators 02-25-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By Dirtbill
Today I was finally able to crawl under the bus...

Today I was finally able to crawl under the bus and do some investigating, I spoke to Tom (I think that's his name) at CGG and he lived up to his reputation, what a helpful guy. He explained to me...
Forum: Generators 02-16-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By Dirtbill
a little update, I haven't actually fixed...

a little update, I haven't actually fixed anything but I am getting an education that I thought I might share a little of, after my many false starts I figured I would hook up a generator to shore...
Forum: Generators 02-15-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By Dirtbill
I very much appreciate your providing good...

I very much appreciate your providing good information, and though maybe not needed today is a valuable lesson none the less. I never considered that a short should blow a fuse and therefore I was...
Forum: Generators 02-15-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By Dirtbill
Once again WOG nails it, getting 20 plus volts...

Once again WOG nails it, getting 20 plus volts between ground and neutral at the supply plug so we 've got a problem at source, I checked a bunch of receptacles in the bus and no problems.


Back...
Forum: Generators 02-15-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By Dirtbill
OK Thank you, Just to be clear from the...

OK Thank you,

Just to be clear from the sketches I should have the bus plugged in to test?

Also is there any value to the observations about both 50 and 30 Amp doing the same thing?

I will...
Forum: Generators 02-15-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By Dirtbill
thanks Randy, I am sitting here trying to avoid...

thanks Randy, I am sitting here trying to avoid the temptation of tearing stuff out!

I do think that setting the generator issue aside for now is the right way to go, as it seems the two issues...
Forum: Generators 02-15-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By Dirtbill
after reflecting overnight I have a slightly new...

after reflecting overnight I have a slightly new strategy based on this thinking:

While looking into the generator issue I discovered that when plugged into shore power the bus body was energized,...
Forum: Generators 02-14-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By Dirtbill
there are actually four in this box, which looks...

there are actually four in this box, which looks original, three are typical 5 pole relays and i bought new ones at o'reillys today for 10 bucks each. the fourth is the big 11 pole unit which is 120...
Forum: Generators 02-14-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By Dirtbill
I do , so I opened up the panel and tested each...

I do , so I opened up the panel and tested each leg to ground no continuity so its somewhere between the connection and the transfer switch I presume, I am guessing that its right in the connection.
Forum: Generators 02-14-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Dirtbill
thanks I think i will be calling them monday

thanks I think i will be calling them monday
Forum: Generators 02-14-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By Dirtbill
Ok so I I can now move on to the voltage...

Ok so I I can now move on to the voltage regulator, I have another issue that has just cropped up that I have no idea if it is related, but I plugged the bud in to charge the batteries and I am...
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