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Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 02-12-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ernst
Actually, it was more like two months, i.e. eight...

Actually, it was more like two months, i.e. eight weeks :-)
Eight new injectors had to be shipped from the States, via Customs (some weeks delay) and Caterpillar Germany (Zeppelin). When the...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 02-12-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ernst
Thanks for all the suggestions. The bus has...

Thanks for all the suggestions.
The bus has been in a workshop for several weeks (waiting for parts from the US) and a mechanic found out there was a connection between this hose and a brake air...
Forum: Engine 10-23-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By Ernst
Which possible replacement for a 3208?

My 1976 Bird is standing at a mechanic's place since last April. It needed a lot of "minor" repairs to pass the annual inspection (TÜV, which is quite severe in Germany).
Now that the whole list is...
Forum: Electrical 03-11-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 465
Posted By Ernst
Timer relays for air step

When I bought my 76 FC32, the air step sometimes refused to close. After some puzzling I found out that the coil of one of the two timer relays was broken. I also drew a diagram:...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 12-24-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ernst
Here are the loose hanging coupling and the way...

Here are the loose hanging coupling and the way the hose disappears to the rear.... Does it look familiar to any of you?
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 12-23-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ernst
I'll try to take some pictures tomorrow, when...

I'll try to take some pictures tomorrow, when it's light again.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 12-23-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ernst
That would be useful, but.... - it is not a...

That would be useful, but....
- it is not a Schrader valve, but an Orion air connector;
- the steel tube is obviously original (from 1976).

It came to my mind that an easy way of bleeding fuel...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 12-23-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ernst
Mystery hose

I keep finding new challenges/opportunities in my 1976 32' FC .....

On the right side (co-pilot's) of the engine there are three steel (?) pipes, running to the rear, hardly visible inside the...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 12-02-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,698
Posted By Ernst
It took some time,...

It took some time, http://www.pon-cat.com/?sc_lang=en had to order the parts in the US and they shipped it to my daughter's address in the Netherlands, where I don't come that often....

But...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 09-25-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,698
Posted By Ernst
I followed f.wernlein's suggestion and indeed, to...

I followed f.wernlein's suggestion and indeed, to the rear side of the engine I found a little recess, identical to the one towards the front.
However, it is not drilled through, it is above the...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 09-05-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,698
Posted By Ernst
Thanks, you all! Summarizing: - the swing...

Thanks, you all!

Summarizing:
- the swing radiator will make future V-belt repairs easier, but does not help to reach the dip stick;
- I'll look for a fitting to mount the dip stick on another...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 09-05-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By Ernst
Oil leak. But where?

Last week I discovered a massive loss of engine oil. Everything is covered in a thick layer. The level indication on the dipstick went down from "FULL" to "ADD". But the pressure gauge was showing...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 09-05-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,698
Posted By Ernst
Alternative for dipstick???

I think the 3208 in our 1976 WL 32' wasn't designed as an automotive engine, but rather as a marine or stationary one....
The oil dipstick is hidden deep down on the right front side of the engine....
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 05-26-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 4,746
Posted By Ernst
Thanks John! Didn't realise this solenoid...

Thanks John!

Didn't realise this solenoid is causing so much trouble....
I'll first run a thick wire from + battery to the solenoid and see what happens. When that works, I'll go for the relay...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 05-25-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 4,746
Posted By Ernst
I'll measure tomorrow. It's 10:25 PM here. How...

I'll measure tomorrow. It's 10:25 PM here. How far can it drop from +12 V?
It has two wires, one goes straight to the engine block.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 05-25-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 4,746
Posted By Ernst
I see a lot of know-how of the 3208's fuel system...

I see a lot of know-how of the 3208's fuel system here, so this seems the thread to post my problem:
This afternoon I drove off for a 30 km (20 mi) trip to Oldenburg to have the bus valuated for the...
Forum: Transmission 05-23-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,321
Posted By Ernst
The 3rd of May we were at DGS...

The 3rd of May we were at DGS (http://www.dgs-mainz.de/en/) in Mainz, the European representative of Allison. One of their specialists worked on our gear box for seven hours. We started and ended...
Forum: Transmission 03-29-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 668
Posted By Ernst
MT640 + speed sensor

I have an Allison MT640 (part nr 6882855) under the 1976 WL.

On the left side there is a cable from the shift handle on the dashboard. Then there are two Bowden cables (?), both running up and...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 03-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By Ernst
I'm sorry! Is this any better?

I'm sorry! Is this any better?
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 03-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By Ernst
Have a look at the avatar. It's the same bus,...

Have a look at the avatar. It's the same bus, manufactured in December 19876and first registered (in Germany) in 1978.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 03-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By Ernst
Ah... that makes sense. Thank you. I was thinking...

Ah... that makes sense. Thank you. I was thinking of oil temperature and/or pressure sensors. Never thought of Arctic conditions:confused:
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 03-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By Ernst
I haven't got a clue. They are not connected. I...

I haven't got a clue. They are not connected.
I can measure the resistance. If you tell me the power, I can calculate the voltage.

But I doubt if I'd ever need them in the moderate climate of...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 03-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By Ernst
What are thes connectors for?

On the right hand side of the carter pan of my 3208 are two 2-pole connectors. Can anybody tell me what they are for? (Or used to be for....?)
Thanks in advance!
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 01-02-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 6,644
Posted By Ernst
air valve

Thanks to all of you, my image is getting clearer.
I added a picture, too. It looks as if the connection in my bus is original, but, then, in 40 years.....
And later I'll follow the line and see...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 01-01-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 6,644
Posted By Ernst
Thanks, Mark. That means leaks are not the normal...

Thanks, Mark. That means leaks are not the normal situation! I'll have to do the same you did and try to stop any leak I find.
But first I'll see if there is any obstruction between the Schrader...
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