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Forum: Buying a Wanderlodge, a Bluebird or any RV 1 Week Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 5,592
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
The aneroid, or FRC is sitting in a fork in the...

The aneroid, or FRC is sitting in a fork in the pump mechanism; so you have to slide it to one of the sides; can’t remember if it’s left, right, forward or aft but move it each way and it should come...
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,321
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
Oh and don’t forget to disconnect the drive shaft...

Oh and don’t forget to disconnect the drive shaft or the axles so you don’t toast your transmission.
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,321
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
There’s a way to unlock the maxibrake or brake...

There’s a way to unlock the maxibrake or brake chamber. There should be a stud with a small tee at one end and a nut on the other attached to the same brake chamber. Not sure which axles lock at...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 2,742
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
I’m driving back through that area Tuesday or...

I’m driving back through that area Tuesday or Wednesday of next week if anyone wants me to inspect it for them. I’m a caterpillar mechanic so I know the 3208 real well and the rest; well I’ve...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
Some circuit is weak somewhere. Ignition, reset...

Some circuit is weak somewhere. Ignition, reset able breaker. Could even be a lose wire on the fuel shut off solenoid.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 10-30-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,021
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
Unfortunately it most definitely sounds like a...

Unfortunately it most definitely sounds like a blown head gasket.
Forum: Coaches For Sale by WOG Members 09-12-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 4,141
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
That’s a nice bus, if I show my wife she’ll...

That’s a nice bus, if I show my wife she’ll definitely fall in love. Yup, now she wants to know how much we can sell ours for so we can buy that one.
Forum: General 08-29-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
It shouldn’t; I think if he’s in fact talking air...

It shouldn’t; I think if he’s in fact talking air governor it may be extra info that doesn’t relate
Forum: General 08-29-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
Hmm, what’s that got to do with performance?

Hmm, what’s that got to do with performance?
Forum: General 08-29-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
This new injection pump/governor that you...

This new injection pump/governor that you installed; where’d It come from? Is it a reman exchange specifically made to match what you had previously? Cat has a few different plungers for the 3208...
Forum: General 08-29-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
The 3208 isn’t really a powerful engine. I too...

The 3208 isn’t really a powerful engine. I too have a 1979; but one of the previous owners updated the engine in 1982 with a turbocharged 3208. I’ve been across the US in it to Arizona, and now up...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 08-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
Definitely not. Change your oil at the correct...

Definitely not. Change your oil at the correct interval and that’s all you need.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 08-24-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
Make sure your bird doesn’t have a switch for the...

Make sure your bird doesn’t have a switch for the o temp sensors/readings. Mine has a three way switch that is off in the middle; oil temp to the other side and transmission oil temp on the other...
Forum: General 08-19-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
1979 FC35XV

1979 FC35XV
Forum: General 08-19-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
20inch; that’s what mine has.

20inch; that’s what mine has.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 08-16-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
My 79 has a separate switch. Most of the fuses...

My 79 has a separate switch. Most of the fuses and breakers are up in the overhead over the driver’s side.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 08-03-2019
Replies: 56
Sticky: Side of road
Views: 3,996
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
Do you need the torque spec? I can look it up...

Do you need the torque spec? I can look it up real quick.
Forum: !!!ALERT!!! MUST DO MECHANICAL ITEMS FOR YOUR 'BIRD!! 08-03-2019
Replies: 32
Sticky: Side of road
Views: 2,149
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
Do you need the torque spec? I can look it up...

Do you need the torque spec? I can look it up real quick.
Forum: !!!ALERT!!! MUST DO MECHANICAL ITEMS FOR YOUR 'BIRD!! 08-03-2019
Replies: 32
Sticky: Side of road
Views: 2,149
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
You’ll need a puller; thank god for swing out...

You’ll need a puller; thank god for swing out radiators.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 08-03-2019
Replies: 56
Sticky: Side of road
Views: 3,996
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
You’ll need a puller; thank god for swing out...

You’ll need a puller; thank god for swing out radiators.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-19-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
One of the previous owners installed a swing...

One of the previous owners installed a swing radiator retrofit which makes the radiator swing out like a door.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-19-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
One of the previous owners installed a swing...

One of the previous owners installed a swing radiator retrofit which makes the radiator swing out like a door. It also helps that I’m a mechanic; I also have a lot of tools on board.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-19-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
I went ahead and replaced the thermostats; it did...

I went ahead and replaced the thermostats; it did have 180 degree thermostats installed, but there were an old part number that changes to a newer number; so I suspect these were in there for a...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-18-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
The fan clutch is a Horton; it does come on and...

The fan clutch is a Horton; it does come on and off automatically; I had it on manual but if I switched it off it was still engaged. Regarding the accuracy of the gauge; my buzzer was also starting...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 07-18-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ssmarinediesel
The radiator is maybe a couple of years old; the...

The radiator is maybe a couple of years old; the previous owner had a new core installed.

I went ahead and ordered the thermostats as per the serial number of the motor; they’re 180 degree which...
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