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Forum: Engine 08-26-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,921
Posted By kroosmd
My racor filter was a little dark in the pleats...

My racor filter was a little dark in the pleats but no chunks of oooze like when I first opened it up a couple of months ago. I did change out the filter though. The front filter is clean and the...
Forum: Engine 08-26-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,921
Posted By kroosmd
I checked the throttle linkage and as far as I...

I checked the throttle linkage and as far as I can see it travels as far as possible. I found a place that can polish my fuel so I think I am going to have that done and then replace the fuel lines...
Forum: Engine 08-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,921
Posted By kroosmd
Crit - What is the pusher pump?:confused:

Crit - What is the pusher pump?:confused:
Forum: Engine 08-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,921
Posted By kroosmd
Thanks a ton guys, I won't be able to work on my...

Thanks a ton guys, I won't be able to work on my bird until Sunday but I will get on it.

My Racor gauge is mounted in the overhead console up by my back up camera monitor. Also, my LP tank and...
Forum: Engine 08-22-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,921
Posted By kroosmd
To clarify, when running under normal flat...

To clarify, when running under normal flat driving or idling my racor reads 2. When I am under load going up a hill it will drop to zero, or slightly above.
Forum: Engine 08-22-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,921
Posted By kroosmd
Great idea, I have an temp probe for my Fluke. ...

Great idea, I have an temp probe for my Fluke. geez, I wish I had thought of that. :( ah, well.
Forum: Engine 08-22-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,921
Posted By kroosmd
I had wondered/considered the brakes dragging...

I had wondered/considered the brakes dragging too. Do not know how to test that. I am not pulling a trailer or car. We have stuff in the bird but nothing extreme. I don't even have water or waste...
Forum: Engine 08-22-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,921
Posted By kroosmd
Reality check Zero to 55 in 3 mins and 55 seconds?!?

My family and I have had a blast this summer in the "Hippo". My biggest issue is lack of speed and power. My son and I timed my bird from a dead stop to 55 mph and it took 3 minutes and 55 seconds....
Forum: Engine 07-07-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
Yes Crater Lake, thanks for the advise.

Yes Crater Lake, thanks for the advise.
Forum: Engine 07-07-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
Well, we got it started. The mechanic was pretty...

Well, we got it started. The mechanic was pretty stumped as well but we started tracing the voltage to the starter and all was good, then we tried to follow the amps and finally found that the rear...
Forum: Engine 07-02-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
I took the charger off and checked all 4...

I took the charger off and checked all 4 batteries 3 to 4 hours later and they all read about 6.3v. I am waving the white flag. I have a mobile diesel mechanic scheduled to come out tomorrow...
Forum: Engine 06-30-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
I stopped by Dave's today and learned a bunch and...

I stopped by Dave's today and learned a bunch and solved a few mysteries about my bb. Thanks a ton Dave, that was very helpful.

I confirmed that I have my batteries hooked up correctly. I was...
Forum: Engine 06-28-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
David that would be great, there are a bunch of...

David that would be great, there are a bunch of things on my bird that I have no idea what they are. I think we will be coming through Sun AM so I will figure that out and give you a call. THank you...
Forum: Engine 06-27-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
My set up is different. It is set up as two...

My set up is different. It is set up as two seperate groups of two batteries per group. One group goes to the starter and the other is the 12v on board system. This is my understanding of it.
...
Forum: Engine 06-26-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
They would not take a charge so I had them load...

They would not take a charge so I had them load tested and 3 out of 4 failed so I replaced all four.
Forum: Engine 06-26-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
Here are three from my phone, I am not sure if...

Here are three from my phone, I am not sure if they will enlarge enough to show detail. Note: These are of the old batteries and before I replaced the grounding straps and cleaned up the...
Forum: Engine 06-26-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
I am already on my way to Milwaukee but will do...

I am already on my way to Milwaukee but will do on Sunday. Maybe I have some photos on my phone. I took pictures to ensure that I installed them correctly when I pulled them for the winter.

ps...
Forum: Engine 06-26-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
Went backwards today. I plugged in the on board...

Went backwards today. I plugged in the on board chargers last night and left them on for 18+ hours and the batteries are reading lower on the dash board voltage meter than when I plugged it in. The...
Forum: Engine 06-25-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
yes, but I thought I had to charge the batteries...

yes, but I thought I had to charge the batteries as a single unit. I feel like a horses behind but I have four kids who are dying to go camping and I am being super careful because I dont' want to...
Forum: Engine 06-25-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
Ok Randy, I get it now. Is that a 12v or 6 v...

Ok Randy, I get it now. Is that a 12v or 6 v charger? It may seem silly but this 6 v battery thing has thrown me for a loop. I am getting that I can treat it like a 12v battery if I do two at a...
Forum: Engine 06-25-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
Thanks Brad, is that a 12v or 6v charger?

Thanks Brad, is that a 12v or 6v charger?
Forum: Engine 06-25-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
Thanks Rick, that is what I deduced. What...

Thanks Rick, that is what I deduced.

What should I look for amperage-wise in a new charger?

Can I use a 12v charger by charging both batteries at the same time? I have a much larger 12 v...
Forum: Engine 06-25-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
My batteries are dead. I have a 6v 4 amp charger...

My batteries are dead. I have a 6v 4 amp charger and it takes a while to charge them, usually over night. I am not plugged in because I do not have a 50 or 30 amp plug yet.

I do have the fuel to...
Forum: Engine 06-25-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
I cracked open three of the injector lines and...

I cracked open three of the injector lines and turned the engine over and checked them, I started to get some bubbling when the batteries died.

I can't beleive that 45 to 60 seconds total...
Forum: Engine 06-24-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 33,142
Posted By kroosmd
Thanks for the info guys. I will charge the...

Thanks for the info guys. I will charge the batteries tonight and work on the injectors and other instructions tomorrow night.

I am just so glad that it's 90 +/- degrees and humid here while I...
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