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Forum: Electrical 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By kunzelj
A fellow Manitoban... I thought I knew them all.

A fellow Manitoban... I thought I knew them all.
Forum: Transmission 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 530
Posted By kunzelj
I run mine in eco mode instead of power. I find...

I run mine in eco mode instead of power. I find it shift sooner and better suited to my driving style. The power mode seems too aggressive to me.

The ZF has a mind of it's own.... and it's in...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 695
Posted By kunzelj
I have 75w90 in mine for 3 years and 10,000 miles...

I have 75w90 in mine for 3 years and 10,000 miles with no problems.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By kunzelj
Looks like a great project. I think a 466 would...

Looks like a great project. I think a 466 would be a good fit for an FC. I'm curious about the noise level compared to a 3208 along with the dimensions. I would go with a 653 Allison and upgrade...
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By kunzelj
Unfortunate incident for sure. If anything seems...

Unfortunate incident for sure. If anything seems out of the ordinary, I check. A low air indicator or low air pressure on the guages after a short shutdown would be a red flag for me. If the low...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 12-06-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,399
Posted By kunzelj
There is a filter or a strainer. If it's foam...

There is a filter or a strainer. If it's foam you have the strainer. I would stick with a Bendix part. I have the filter which is superior for filtering and flow and you can modify yours I'm...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 12-06-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,399
Posted By kunzelj
I have my compressors rebuilt at a local place...

I have my compressors rebuilt at a local place here in Winnipeg that does excellent work. I generally try to get my existing stuff rebuilt because I know the origin rather than getting a rebuilt...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 11-08-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By kunzelj
Get an oil leak and it won't rust. Is that...

Get an oil leak and it won't rust. Is that insulation heat rated to 200F? Fresh paint always looks good!
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 11-08-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,007
Posted By kunzelj
This is the scenario I play over in my mind while...

This is the scenario I play over in my mind while considering long trips in my Wanderlodge. It's 31 years old and in good shape. The engine will blow one day and I won't take it on a long trip...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 10-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3,190
Posted By kunzelj
Out of curiosity, how many hours and miles are on...

Out of curiosity, how many hours and miles are on your 3208 and coach?
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 10-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3,190
Posted By kunzelj
Has the ZF transmission been checked that it's...

Has the ZF transmission been checked that it's shifting as it should or could it be not downsizing and lugging the engine? Is the acceleration from zero decent? Did you try to lock it 1 to see...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 09-09-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By kunzelj
The bags on the rear of an FC are a reasonable...

The bags on the rear of an FC are a reasonable size. Not sure if you could put a bigger bag there. The front is tight as you know. Hardly any room for your hand. The 12R tires make some...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 09-09-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By kunzelj
I put new Koni's on my coach when I bought it a...

I put new Koni's on my coach when I bought it a few years ago. The front make a difference in handling. Rear has FSD's and they are ok. I didn't notice much difference.

The SP rides much...
Forum: Electrical 09-05-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By kunzelj
I believe this could also be caused by induction...

I believe this could also be caused by induction since there are so many wires running through the coach and the skin is all steel. I was getting about 40V of power to the skin when I'm plugged in...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 09-02-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By kunzelj
I too had this issue but with less oil. I had...

I too had this issue but with less oil. I had both my rear wheels pulled and thoroughly checked. It was the outer axle hub gasket seeping. There are minor imperfections in the surfaces that can...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 08-31-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By kunzelj
Is your fan not belt driven off the engine? ...

Is your fan not belt driven off the engine?

You are running your fan clutch with an external battery so it should not rely on any thermo switch or power from the bus chassis.
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 08-31-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3,245
Posted By kunzelj
If the rallies were not 2000 miles away I would...

If the rallies were not 2000 miles away I would go. I made it to Q last year and lot of good information there. I thought I had seen all of John's legendary pictorial fixes, but I hadn't seen that...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 08-31-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By kunzelj
Perhaps the magnet coil is weak and will not...

Perhaps the magnet coil is weak and will not engage under centrifugal force. Likely one of many reasons everyone upgrades to a horton air clutch.
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 08-31-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3,245
Posted By kunzelj
I recently noticed this clicking sound on my '88...

I recently noticed this clicking sound on my '88 FC. The front wheel was removed and bearings checked to be OK. The seal was replaced along with the quick ring that was not replaced prior. The...
Forum: General 08-31-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,595
Posted By kunzelj
The Facet fuel pump should only run when the...

The Facet fuel pump should only run when the engine has oil pressure. There is a switch that powers it when the engine is running only. Perhaps this pressure switch is malfunctioning. Switch is...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 08-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By kunzelj
I change my oil well before the Caterpillar...

I change my oil well before the Caterpillar recommended interval and the service records show that's always been done. I'm going to put this in the same category as every other oil additive out...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 08-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By kunzelj
Flushing Oil

https://costeffective.com.au/product/flushing-oil-concentrate/

Thoughts, comments or real-life experience? Please share.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 08-25-2019
Replies: 56
Sticky: Side of road
Views: 3,977
Posted By kunzelj
That's the same compressor I use. It's pretty...

That's the same compressor I use. It's pretty quiet and fast. Canadian Tire sell this as their own brand but I think it's a Campbell Hausfeld compressor. It's nice to air up the bus prior to...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 08-25-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By kunzelj
What's with the camera mounted on the side? ...

What's with the camera mounted on the side? Looks pretty bush.

It would need a paint job.

I have never seen a VIP steering wheel rust like that. It raises questions.

Where is the other...
Forum: Engine 08-24-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,165
Posted By kunzelj
Does your pusher's hydraulic fan run more than...

Does your pusher's hydraulic fan run more than 10% of the time at 15 degree C ambient air temperature? An FC's fan would never go on under those conditions, so electric cooling fans would be a great...
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