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Forum: General 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Story time, diesel caterpillar dozer problem.

Hi Folks,
Randy asked for stories, I may be late to the party on this one.
I was lucky, had 3 uncles in Idaho that were Motörhead’s, learned a lot from them!
One of them had a call out to a ranch....
Forum: Transmission 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 495
Posted By flyingjunebugs
ZF transmission shifting like a city bus.

Hi Folks,
Wish I knew this when I bought my 87FC.
Passed on this info to the new owner.
ZF setup the shift points for city bus driving.
Driver sees an opening in traffic, puts the throttle to...
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 4 Days Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 5,443
Posted By flyingjunebugs
4th gear.

Mike, is your transmission not going into 4th gear? Stuck in 3rd?
2600 rpm, could drop a valve perhaps, not pretty to watch.
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 5 Days Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 5,443
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Slipping torque converter?

Hi Mike,
Could be a slipping torque converter, but if that is happening, transmission temperature should start to climb.
Forum: Coaches For Sale by WOG Members 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By flyingjunebugs
1987 FC

Hi Folks,
Having some interest in my FC.
Getting a couple of texts.
It is my only Wanderlodge.
Selling it due to my health.
Will miss it. It is so nice to walk around on that solid floor, like...
Forum: Coaches For Sale by WOG Members 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Interior Videos available.

Hi Folks.
Have interior video, engine running video.
Can text or email it if wanted.
Asked about title to the FC, it is a clear Alaska title, have insurance on it for test drives.
Forum: Coaches For Sale by WOG Members 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By flyingjunebugs
1987 Wanderlodge FC35SB $29,000

Happily SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 1 Week Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 5,443
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Diesel fuel seepage.

Hi Mike,
At the airlines, working fuel seepage problems on the wings. Found that finding them was easier by touch than by your eyes with diesel/Jet A.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 10-23-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
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: 2,477
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Have cold weather additive in your fuel.

Hi, a common additive is Howes:


Truck drivers with over 25 years...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 10-08-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3,187
Posted By flyingjunebugs
While it’s idling, crack injector lines?

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: 3,187
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Diesel muffler?

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: 1,208
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Air brakes test

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: 326
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: 255
Posted By flyingjunebugs
YouTube Wanderlodge repair, Indiana Diesel


Battery connections, antifreeze replacement DD with electronic engine control.
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 08-12-2019
Replies: 1,008
Views: 82,676
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: 2,929
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: 599
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: 12,405
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: 664
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: 2,885
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: 2,996
Posted By flyingjunebugs
If you want a more modern version of Yugo quality, take apart a kids China quad

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: 858
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: 455
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: 63,548
Posted By flyingjunebugs
Toyota 3.0

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...
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