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Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
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Posted By Cardiomonster
All the above and still searching. I'm afraid...

All the above and still searching. I'm afraid that Randy's deletion scenario may be right. Meanwhile, she's back in storage already with those full pure water tanks in this heat. In the coming week...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Cardiomonster
Thanks for the insight Lucas. I still can't find...

Thanks for the insight Lucas. I still can't find those cold or hot drain valves. The base of the vanity doesn't come out, plus that space is occupied by a vent and electric heater. The water heater...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Cardiomonster
Drain, pressure and miscellaneous issues

Group members,

I've read through many posts but still have several issues/questions I can't resolve in my 1982 FC33 RB.

I finally found the plumbing 'party' under the driver's side bed. This...
Forum: Parts Wanted 12-16-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By Cardiomonster
Remote start controller for gas Kohler 7.5C61 RV

Looking for an intact and functional generator start box like the one pictured(original buttons were bypassed)

Thanks,
Matt
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 11-19-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By Cardiomonster
Black water sensor wiring?

Wire reconnection help needed on my '81 FC-RB black water tank wiring. I found the bundle of colored wires dangling(see pic), which appear to belong to 2nd generation individual sensors. The colors...
Forum: Generators 11-18-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,734
Posted By Cardiomonster
Sort of correct. Not over my head, just fixing...

Sort of correct. Not over my head, just fixing someone else's mess. The wire belonged on the lower post of the correct starter solenoid. As I said, the problem is now probably in the control box....
Forum: Generators 11-15-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,734
Posted By Cardiomonster
About a month ago I utilized one of the few...

About a month ago I utilized one of the few people in the Phoenix area that knows Kohler generators(Robert @ Issco Generators). He spent several hours comparing wiring with the proper schematic and...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 10-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3,992
Posted By Cardiomonster
1980 FC w/250 turbo in AZ

Hello all,

Came across this ad yesterday and it looks to have some nice upgrades with twins in rear: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/rvs/d/peoria-1980-wanderlodge-motorhome/7001101747.html

I...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 10-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2,408
Posted By Cardiomonster
Perfect! My first time reading about tire...

Perfect! My first time reading about tire pressure on WOG and Rich has my twin coach, so I'll go with his research as quoted above. All of my tires have been at 120psi since I took delivery a few...
Forum: Generators 08-30-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,734
Posted By Cardiomonster
According to the Seller, the unit was purring...

According to the Seller, the unit was purring like a kitten prior to solenoid replacement and the gas shouldn't be more than 1 year old. I found 3 relays inside the start/stop box as well as a...
Forum: Generators 08-29-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,734
Posted By Cardiomonster
It is a gas 4 banger. Sorry, I didn't realize...

It is a gas 4 banger. Sorry, I didn't realize that there were that many variations of a Kohler 7.5 genset on an '81-82 FC.

Matt
Forum: Generators 08-29-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,734
Posted By Cardiomonster
The engine is a gas Kohler 7.5C61-RV. There is a...

The engine is a gas Kohler 7.5C61-RV. There is a set of start/stop controls in the gen tray next to the engine(see first picture) and several remote switches inside the bus. I also think I found...
Forum: Generators 08-29-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,734
Posted By Cardiomonster
I have some schematics but I don't know how to...

I have some schematics but I don't know how to read them. Oil and coolant levels are okay as are the two breakers on the control box at the end of the gen head.

Q: where is the relay located...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 08-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By Cardiomonster
Bus is starting like a champ again. Instead of...

Bus is starting like a champ again. Instead of replacing the Racor I bought a gasket kit and rebuilt it for now. This included putting the internal parts back where they belong and changing the...
Forum: Generators 08-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,734
Posted By Cardiomonster
Troubleshooting kohler 7.5C61 RV No Start Problem

I took delivery of my FC with a known generator starting issue. Prior to my purchase, the previous owner had accidentally snagged a battery cable when retracting the tray and yanked the solenoid post...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-30-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By Cardiomonster
Randy, I'm looking at replacing rather than...

Randy,

I'm looking at replacing rather than rebuilding the existing primary filter now. Where in the sequence are you gentlemen referring to adding a pump? I like the specs on this Racor with the...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-26-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By Cardiomonster
I think the Racor is toast. One of the parts is...

I think the Racor is toast. One of the parts is just laying in the bowl(see picture) This is probably why the Seller told me to add Fuel Clear always, which I did. Should have had it inspected but...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-25-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By Cardiomonster
You make it sound so easy, but I like where...

You make it sound so easy, but I like where you're headed Mike. I'm guessing that adding oil might be made easier too? I topped off about a quart per 500mi.

Matt
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-25-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By Cardiomonster
Good eye Randy. That plastic line was crimped on...

Good eye Randy. That plastic line was crimped on the right when I got it and the square glass filter has about 1/2" of air at the top, but it was like that as well. The hand pump feels very iffy in...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-25-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By Cardiomonster
Thanks Randy. I went with an '82 33-FC RB. No...

Thanks Randy. I went with an '82 33-FC RB. No name as of yet. Looking forward to making a donation to your site and keeping this beast rolling.

Matt
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-25-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By Cardiomonster
Parked after 2500 miles and now no start

Greeting Everyone, I just took delivery of my first Bluebird from MI. I drove approx 2500 miles in a week with only a few electrical gremlins. The 3208 n/a ran extremely smooth, starting without...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-19-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Cardiomonster
Update for my dead gauge: Rick gave me a...

Update for my dead gauge:

Rick gave me a call and offered some great advice to buy the infrared meter and what my concerns should be going forward. Believe me when I say that I would never even...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-19-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Cardiomonster
Amazing how fast you were able to perform the...

Amazing how fast you were able to perform the replacement. Do you have to take off the front grill to get at them? My coolant is full and I don't think that it was a belt as they are new and the...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-19-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Cardiomonster
Thanks Randy! It's been a long and interesting...

Thanks Randy! It's been a long and interesting journey to finding "the one". I'll turn 50 next month, so just in the nick of time.

I will check the coolant level and start reading up on the...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-19-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By Cardiomonster
Marcelino, Wow, talk about a timely post! I...

Marcelino,

Wow, talk about a timely post! I too am suddenly having an issue with my thermostat and am very interested in advise from those in the know.

I took delivery of my first RV, an '82...
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