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Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 249
Posted By kunzelj
I'm sorry - that was misinformation - It's the...

I'm sorry - that was misinformation - It's the water pump to be removed and serviced every 2400 hours. Turbocharger should also be removed, inspected for play and oil gasket/seal replaced between...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 249
Posted By kunzelj
My balancer has not failed yet, but the Cat...

My balancer has not failed yet, but the Cat manual recommends it be replaced at 2400 hours... I am at 4200. Numerous balancers on the late model FC's have been reported as suddenly failing... why...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 249
Posted By kunzelj
I bought the tool, so if anyone needs to set that...

I bought the tool, so if anyone needs to set that front seal on a 3208, I will have it for borrow. I'm told this front seal should always be replaced when changing the harmonic balancer as any...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 249
Posted By kunzelj
My mechanic (who is an excellent diesel mechanic...

My mechanic (who is an excellent diesel mechanic and very capable), does not have the tool.... these things are becoming rare I suppose. I am asking around before I buy one online and get it shipped...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 249
Posted By kunzelj
It is on my engine yes :) I have also...

It is on my engine yes :)

I have also verified in the service manual. Caterpillar tool - 5P-4194

I doubt the local Cat dealer will rent it out. Not cheap for a fancy looking socket-like thing.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 249
Posted By kunzelj
Is there a seal for the crank and another for the...

Is there a seal for the crank and another for the balancer?

I found this product - https://www.monacotool.com/Product/Detail/front-crankshaft-seal-installer-cat-3208-engine-1/

Is that it?
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 249
Posted By kunzelj
3208 Harmonic Balancer Front Seal

I am going to change the harmonic balancer and I'm going to change the front seal at the same time. The diesel shop believes there is a special installation tool for this - What would this tool be?
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 237
Posted By kunzelj
I had my radiator completely recored a couple...

I had my radiator completely recored a couple years ago - $1500. The front is going to be opened up this year to replace the harmonic balancer, water pump, thermostat, rebuild the Cat belt idler and...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By kunzelj
There are no hard-fast rules with Blue Birds, but...

There are no hard-fast rules with Blue Birds, but that has been my observation of when the switch was made. I just rebuild my AD-4 once every few years.
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By kunzelj
88 should be an AD-4 from factory. 87's...

88 should be an AD-4 from factory. 87's typically have the AD-2. All are reliable, though the AD-2 is a beast.
Forum: PARTS OR OTHER ITEMS FOR FREE 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By kunzelj
But how will you identify feathered birds you may...

But how will you identify feathered birds you may encounter in your travels without this handy reference?

I have the sink cover cutting boards in my garage for the old FC.
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By kunzelj
I would air it up with an electric compressor and...

I would air it up with an electric compressor and listen for leaks. Could be something simple like the air drain for the wet tank. I almost always air up first with electric. Saves time and wear &...
Forum: Generators 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By kunzelj
88FC Generator Door Plywood

I am replacing some insulation on my 8.0kW Onan generator compartment door. There are two layers of insulation and then 3/4" plywood. It looks factory. Anyone remove this before? It makes the...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By kunzelj
Thank you both for your quick responses. If I...

Thank you both for your quick responses. If I can replace these valves, I will do that. Otherwise, how do you recommend cleaning them?
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By kunzelj
The bus had been sitting for 6 months in heated...

The bus had been sitting for 6 months in heated storage over the winter. It started up perfectly, and as usual I aired up the with the 120V electric compressor so I could listen for air leaks. I...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 04-15-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By kunzelj
I recently had both my rear jacks rebuilt at a...

I recently had both my rear jacks rebuilt at a local hydraulic shop. The seals were falling apart. They replaced the existing seals with heavier ones. It only cost $300 each and they removed and...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 04-01-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 2,341
Posted By kunzelj
New Ramco's are the best! Shane has very shiny...

New Ramco's are the best! Shane has very shiny mirrors on his bus as I recall from Q.

Leave the west coast mirrors on the grain truck!
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 04-01-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 2,341
Posted By kunzelj
I love west coast mirrors :D

I love west coast mirrors :D
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 03-26-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By kunzelj
I always wondered what that thing was. What did...

I always wondered what that thing was. What did you use for a cover?

I've done yoga in that position many times as well!
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 03-24-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1,750
Posted By kunzelj
Bill, You have a new engine in your bus,...

Bill,

You have a new engine in your bus, no? Air or fuel filter plugged? Facet fuel pump working?
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 03-19-2020
Replies: 37
Views: 1,214
Posted By kunzelj
My '82 had a very similar problem. Newly rebuilt...

My '82 had a very similar problem. Newly rebuilt alternator, new batteries, clean battery cables. I never did solve it :(

Voltmeter would run at 12.1V. Telma was very weak. Always started...
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 03-10-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By kunzelj
It's such an important part of the daily air...

It's such an important part of the daily air brake check - air up the bus, shut off engine, apply the service brake and ensure air pressure does not drop anymore than a few PSI and holds steady. ...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 03-08-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By kunzelj
There will also be a pilot control valve -...

There will also be a pilot control valve - Williams WM147P that controls the air dump. It's probably stuck. Did you cycle the air suspension dump several times?

A diagram for other years will be...
Forum: Transmission 03-08-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By kunzelj
On the ZF it will delay the upshift and advance...

On the ZF it will delay the upshift and advance the downshift.

I prefer economy over the power setting as it accelerates very nicely holding it at 2000rpm. In power it likes to shift at much...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 03-07-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By kunzelj
Did you happen to leave the water purge switch...

Did you happen to leave the water purge switch on?

Air gauge would be sitting at 60psi in this case.
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