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Forum: General 08-30-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,659
Posted By diesel bill
I had a problem with my 1996, and found that one...

I had a problem with my 1996, and found that one of the wires on the back of the switch had come off. Check for power to the sporlan valve. If you don't have 12 volts, you may have the same problem I...
Forum: Vehicle Issues 05-19-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,676
Posted By diesel bill
If its like the one on my 1996, its there as a...

If its like the one on my 1996, its there as a safety strip to protect you from getting yours hands or feet caught between the step and the entry way. When it senses pressure it opens the step. I had...
Forum: Engine 05-09-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,374
Posted By diesel bill
I would have my oil anylized. Any Caterpillar...

I would have my oil anylized. Any Caterpillar Dealer can do this for you. This will give you a good look at whats going on in your engine. Oil consumption can be caused by many things other than worn...
Forum: New Members 01-06-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,824
Posted By diesel bill
Problem solved. The magnet works well.

Problem solved. The magnet works well.
Forum: New Members 01-06-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,824
Posted By diesel bill
Are you talking about the sliding cover over the...

Are you talking about the sliding cover over the stepwell ?
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 12-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,526
Posted By diesel bill
I saw the new lines installed. My comment was...

I saw the new lines installed. My comment was agreeing with you replacing the worn lines with new. I know how difficult it can be to access them.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 12-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,526
Posted By diesel bill
While you have access to the damaged fuel lines,...

While you have access to the damaged fuel lines, replace them. it's a matter of time before they are going to fail.
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 12-20-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 8,385
Posted By diesel bill
I agree, the Cat 3116 & 3126 are Junk. I was a...

I agree, the Cat 3116 & 3126 are Junk. I was a Cat Truck Engine Dealer for 40 years and next to the 1100 series throw a way engines they were nothing but trouble. I would look for a good 8.2 Cummins...
Forum: Engine 12-11-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,851
Posted By diesel bill
I forgot to mention, when you need parts for...

I forgot to mention, when you need parts for Detroit Diesel Engines there is a place in Newville Pa. called Leid Diesel. There address is 237 Green Hill Rd. Newville Pa. 17241. ( near Carlisle Pa. )...
Forum: Engine 12-11-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,851
Posted By diesel bill
If you replace the studs, you must drain the...

If you replace the studs, you must drain the cooling system. If I remember correctly the stud holes go through to coolant. As Randy said, make sure when you replace the manifolds they rest on the...
Forum: Feedback 12-10-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,330
Posted By diesel bill
About how much was your premium on your 95 ? I am...

About how much was your premium on your 95 ? I am insurance shopping now and can use some advice.
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 12-08-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3,851
Posted By diesel bill
I removed my alternator because it kwit chargeing...

I removed my alternator because it kwit chargeing and had an oil leak. After it was repaired I reinstalled it. ( broken stater wires) I noticed I still had an oil leak and it appeared to be comming...
Forum: Engine 11-30-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 6,047
Posted By diesel bill
The black discoloration on the inlet side is...

The black discoloration on the inlet side is normal. I think it is from the rubber air inlet connections. I dont see any damage to the compressor wheel from fod or abrasives. The correct way to check...
Forum: Engine 11-29-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 6,047
Posted By diesel bill
What is the milage on your coach ? The bearings...

What is the milage on your coach ? The bearings in your turbo are full floating type and your inspection method is good. Was there any signs of oil on the the pressure side of the turbo ?
Forum: Generators 11-27-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 4,282
Posted By diesel bill
What activates your electric pumps ? Your...

What activates your electric pumps ? Your electric pumps pick up the fuel from your suction or supply side of the tank. Your Cat engine has a suction pump built in to the front side of the fuel...
Forum: Electrical 11-27-2009
Replies: 174
Views: 64,096
Posted By diesel bill
The drive key you need can be purchased from a...

The drive key you need can be purchased from a Detroit Diesel Dist. It is sold as a one size fits all and you will have to cut it to length.
Forum: Generators 11-27-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 4,282
Posted By diesel bill
Take another look at your gen set fuel lines. The...

Take another look at your gen set fuel lines. The Perkins engine should have a supply fuel line and a return line. The supply or suction side draws fuel from the bottom of the tank via a stand pipe...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 11-24-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 7,413
Posted By diesel bill
Cracked Cylinder Head

There are a number of reasons diesel engine castings crack. The main one being a loss of coolant. This is the one you will see on the gauge. If your fortunate to catch it in time, no damage has been...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 11-22-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 7,413
Posted By diesel bill
I was not sure if Bluebird had installed any of...

I was not sure if Bluebird had installed any of the early green engines in the Wanderlodge. The reason I asked was to I.D. the type of water pump you have. Yours should be vented and O.K. Your repair...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 11-22-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 7,413
Posted By diesel bill
The very first 92 series Detroits were Green....

The very first 92 series Detroits were Green. (same color as the 71 series). After a ton of modifications, Detroit reintroduced the engine as a Silver 92. The block was beefed up, head castings...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 11-22-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 7,413
Posted By diesel bill
Is your engine a green or a silver 92 ?

Is your engine a green or a silver 92 ?
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 11-22-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 7,413
Posted By diesel bill
A lot depends on the miles on the engine. If its...

A lot depends on the miles on the engine. If its low, you can remove the cylinder kits as a unit. Clean up the counter bores and the oring groves and with new orings be back in buisness. If the...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 11-22-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 7,413
Posted By diesel bill
If this is a 92 series Detroit Diesel and it lost...

If this is a 92 series Detroit Diesel and it lost coolant, It is money well spent to remove the other cylinder head, and check the main bearings. 92's dont like coolant in the oil. Take a good look...
Forum: Engine 11-20-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 10,455
Posted By diesel bill
The contiuity test is used when you are checking...

The contiuity test is used when you are checking your total rack travel or fuel setting. It is normally performed after the fuel pump has been overhauled or when there is a power complaint. The rack...
Forum: Engine 11-20-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 10,455
Posted By diesel bill
Andy can you call me this morning. 845 856 6646...

Andy can you call me this morning. 845 856 6646 Bill. I will explain.
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