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Forum: Electrical 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By kunzelj
Mine too are all tied together and it works well....

Mine too are all tied together and it works well. If the batteries ever are low, I can start the generator first which I usually do anyway instead of making the alternator work hard to charge up 6...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 4 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 7,670
Posted By kunzelj
Highly unlikely to be the parking brake maxi...

Highly unlikely to be the parking brake maxi button. If your coach is only building to 25psi, this would suggest a major air leak in the system... possibly in the compressor, main line, air dryer or...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 961
Posted By kunzelj
It will certainly be on one of those wires...

It will certainly be on one of those wires attached to other things. Way too much on that switch and I think the '87's have this problem worse than the 88-89's.

I'd change that switch out for...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 961
Posted By kunzelj
I have not had this problem yet so I can't speak...

I have not had this problem yet so I can't speak from experience. I do ensure I'm easy on the electrical load, keeping the charging volts well above 13. New alternator and batteries. Solar...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 961
Posted By kunzelj
The ignition explains the no-starting... but not...

The ignition explains the no-starting... but not necessarily the transmission popping into neutral.

As voltage drops, amps increase and thus overloaded circuits and burnt wires. It can be a...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 961
Posted By kunzelj
That is the correct solenoid for the horton.

That is the correct solenoid for the horton.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 961
Posted By kunzelj
Switch on dash. Solenoid under the driver's...

Switch on dash.

Solenoid under the driver's side front bumper - usually red with two air lines connecting.

Sensor on the top of the engine which connects to a coolant port.

These are the...
Forum: Parts Wanted 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 391
Posted By kunzelj
This would be wonderful if someone could reverse...

This would be wonderful if someone could reverse engineer any or all of the PMMI magic that was built into our Wanderlodges. My horn didn't work, or worked intermittently when I bought my coach, so...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 961
Posted By kunzelj
My Horton was recently rebuilt. It was leaking...

My Horton was recently rebuilt. It was leaking and got worse over time. You could hear the air leaking through the radiator. Eventually the fan would not shut off. Sometimes you could rev the...
Forum: Transmission 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,615
Posted By kunzelj
When climbing a hill I try to get some good speed...

When climbing a hill I try to get some good speed up and let the engine lug down to about 1600 rpm, then I press 3 (requesting a lower gear), and press the pedal to the floor - activating the kick...
Forum: Generators 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By kunzelj
Napa 3L360W worked for me.

Napa 3L360W worked for me.
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By kunzelj
A fellow Manitoban... I thought I knew them all.

A fellow Manitoban... I thought I knew them all.
Forum: Transmission 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,615
Posted By kunzelj
I run mine in eco mode instead of power. I find...

I run mine in eco mode instead of power. I find it shift sooner and better suited to my driving style. The power mode seems too aggressive to me.

The ZF has a mind of it's own.... and it's in...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,472
Posted By kunzelj
I have 75w90 in mine for 3 years and 10,000 miles...

I have 75w90 in mine for 3 years and 10,000 miles with no problems.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 01-06-2020
Replies: 45
Views: 1,814
Posted By kunzelj
Looks like a great project. I think a 466 would...

Looks like a great project. I think a 466 would be a good fit for an FC. I'm curious about the noise level compared to a 3208 along with the dimensions. I would go with a 653 Allison and upgrade...
Forum: LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 12-29-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By kunzelj
Unfortunate incident for sure. If anything seems...

Unfortunate incident for sure. If anything seems out of the ordinary, I check. A low air indicator or low air pressure on the guages after a short shutdown would be a red flag for me. If the low...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 12-06-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By kunzelj
There is a filter or a strainer. If it's foam...

There is a filter or a strainer. If it's foam you have the strainer. I would stick with a Bendix part. I have the filter which is superior for filtering and flow and you can modify yours I'm...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 12-06-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,513
Posted By kunzelj
I have my compressors rebuilt at a local place...

I have my compressors rebuilt at a local place here in Winnipeg that does excellent work. I generally try to get my existing stuff rebuilt because I know the origin rather than getting a rebuilt...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 11-08-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By kunzelj
Get an oil leak and it won't rust. Is that...

Get an oil leak and it won't rust. Is that insulation heat rated to 200F? Fresh paint always looks good!
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 11-08-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,134
Posted By kunzelj
This is the scenario I play over in my mind while...

This is the scenario I play over in my mind while considering long trips in my Wanderlodge. It's 31 years old and in good shape. The engine will blow one day and I won't take it on a long trip...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 10-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3,393
Posted By kunzelj
Out of curiosity, how many hours and miles are on...

Out of curiosity, how many hours and miles are on your 3208 and coach?
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 10-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3,393
Posted By kunzelj
Has the ZF transmission been checked that it's...

Has the ZF transmission been checked that it's shifting as it should or could it be not downsizing and lugging the engine? Is the acceleration from zero decent? Did you try to lock it 1 to see...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 09-09-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By kunzelj
The bags on the rear of an FC are a reasonable...

The bags on the rear of an FC are a reasonable size. Not sure if you could put a bigger bag there. The front is tight as you know. Hardly any room for your hand. The 12R tires make some...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 09-09-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By kunzelj
I put new Koni's on my coach when I bought it a...

I put new Koni's on my coach when I bought it a few years ago. The front make a difference in handling. Rear has FSD's and they are ok. I didn't notice much difference.

The SP rides much...
Forum: Electrical 09-05-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By kunzelj
I believe this could also be caused by induction...

I believe this could also be caused by induction since there are so many wires running through the coach and the skin is all steel. I was getting about 40V of power to the skin when I'm plugged in...
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