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Forum: General 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By adefreit
Bruce great story. I am not a professional...

Bruce great story.

I am not a professional mechanic, but have been working on diesels for a lot of years. There are two items I always tell people to check, air, and fuel. These two are critical...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 10-07-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3,397
Posted By adefreit
Hi Dana, CAC is an acronym for Charge Air...

Hi Dana,

CAC is an acronym for Charge Air Cooling. It a separate radiator like item which cools the turbo on the 3208 with turbo.

See attached web site for more information. There is a diagram...
Forum: General 08-28-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,769
Posted By adefreit
Carl, Thank you. This is the one I use and...

Carl,

Thank you. This is the one I use and replaced when I got my coach. Although you changed out the air restriction gauge informer, my setup would be similar to yours.

Good to know.
Forum: General 08-28-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,769
Posted By adefreit
Hi Carl, As an owner of a 1989 SP, I am...

Hi Carl,

As an owner of a 1989 SP, I am interested in this thread and have a question. Did you install a Donaldson filter before the test? If so, can you share the part number?

Thank you.
...
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 08-09-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3,102
Posted By adefreit
Hi Brian, Great work and an excellent write...

Hi Brian,

Great work and an excellent write up. As I have an SP like yours, I have two questions in case I ever have to do what you have done.

First, what type of pallet jack did you use? I...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 07-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 3,100
Posted By adefreit
Curious if you had the truck shop check the other...

Curious if you had the truck shop check the other side?
Forum: Under The Awning 05-17-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By adefreit
Do you recall when we as a nation could laugh at...

Do you recall when we as a nation could laugh at ourselves?

Sure, many comedians made fun of our president, senators, mayors, etc. but when someone attacked us from outside, Americans to the man...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 01-21-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By adefreit
When I replaced my alternator, I did not have...

When I replaced my alternator, I did not have access to a welder. What I did was the following.

I found that if you mounted the adjustment arm on top of the mount, and secured it with a piece of...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 06-01-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By adefreit
Mike, Can not read the manufacturer? Who is it?...

Mike,
Can not read the manufacturer? Who is it? Was the 3k for all three?

Thank you.

Alan
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 10-23-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By adefreit
Tightening the Alternator Pulley

Phil,

I use a channel lock tool with a chain. See website.
...
Forum: General 09-17-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,943
Posted By adefreit
Last July or August 2016, I brought the Bird home...

Last July or August 2016, I brought the Bird home from North Carolina to New Hampshire after fixing a number of items. I was pulling up the hill by Charlton MA on route 90, when there was a SOB. He...
Forum: 'Birds Spotted Today! 09-14-2017
Replies: 4,063
Views: 662,286
Posted By adefreit
Met this PT at exit 1 route 95 in NH heading...

Met this PT at exit 1 route 95 in NH heading south via 495. Blue gray and cream towing 2 motorcycles with Florida tags
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 09-08-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By adefreit
Thank you, sir

Thank you, sir
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 09-08-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By adefreit
Mike, Do you happen to have the part number for...

Mike,
Do you happen to have the part number for the 2 thermostats?

Thanks,
Frances
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 09-03-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By adefreit
SP36 3208 coolant leak

Thanks again Mike.
I value your input. You said in your original post that this job is possible to service but difficult.

Is the level of difficulty due to limited access? My quick observation is...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 09-03-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By adefreit
SP36 3208 coolant leak

Mike, thank you for the reply. I have two follow-up questions, comments.

First, which shop service manual can you recommend for this engine? It is a 3208 turbo in the SP36. Do I need a serial...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 09-03-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By adefreit
SP36 3208 coolant leak

Hi,
After changing the oil on Friday, I noticed a leak dripping from the oil filter. The leak was not oil, but coolant.
In the following photos, I show from where the leak is coming. The first...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 08-30-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,671
Posted By adefreit
1989 SP36 Project

Just to let you know this is the same unit that was on Copart a few weeks ago. I recognize the ID number.

Alan
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 07-28-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 4,639
Posted By adefreit
Hi Rick, Will try and locate the oil...

Hi Rick,

Will try and locate the oil pressure sending unit manifold. But, I do not have a prime button, as described in the literature, and I never heard any chatter in the four years of...
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 07-28-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 4,639
Posted By adefreit
Hi Mike, Thank you. This is in the list of...

Hi Mike,

Thank you. This is in the list of things to do.

Should the pump be added before the Racor or after? Or, closer to the Cat fuel filter at the back of the Bird?

Alan
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 07-28-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 4,639
Posted By adefreit
Hi Don, Just a point of reference for you,...

Hi Don,

Just a point of reference for you, and by no means do I want to disagree with Rick as he has helped me a great deal with my SP36. I own a 1989 SP36 probably very similar to yours, I have...
Forum: Generators 07-28-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By adefreit
Help!! Retract broken generator drawer ram? Spelling Mistake!!

Hi Ned,

Good to hear that you found a temporary solution. I am impressed that you had the chains with you, or did you have to go get them?

Let me know what you find out about the ram. Given the...
Forum: Generators 07-27-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By adefreit
Help!! Retract broken generator drawer ram? Spelling Mistake!!

Hi Ned,

Sorry, not crocked, but crooked.

Computers are ruining the ability of one to spell correctly.

Alan
Forum: Generators 07-27-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By adefreit
Help!! Retract broken generator drawer ram?

Hi Ned,

I do not know if this will help or not. I have been working on my SP36 generator, and it is the same as yours.

I noticed when I had the pin removed from the generator drawer that the...
Forum: 'Birds Spotted Today! 06-17-2017
Replies: 4,063
Views: 662,286
Posted By adefreit
Just passed Pop Pops Bus in Brentwood, New...

Just passed Pop Pops Bus in Brentwood, New Hampshire Heading WEST On 101. Enjoy your trip
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