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Forum: General 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,287
Posted By wtom24
caging bolts

You can use caging bolts to compress the emergency brake springs-of course this would require you to get underneath the rear. Probably the best solution is a small air compressor which would let you...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 8,266
Posted By wtom24
I have a Whirlpool unit in our coach, Perfect...

I have a Whirlpool unit in our coach, Perfect fit. I use the open area on top for storage of bread, etc. and used a piece of aluminum angle at the rear to keep items from falling down the back. The...
Forum: Under The Awning 12-09-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By wtom24
Choked on my coffee...

Choked on my coffee...
Forum: Generators 12-08-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By wtom24
The power of the search function

Lately, I have been having problems with the fuel solenoid on our 8kw Onan. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. While reading through other posts on this same unit I came across a comment from Bill...
Forum: Electrical 11-29-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By wtom24
3600 2 - pole alternator-you could not stand the...

3600 2 - pole alternator-you could not stand the noise...
Forum: Under The Awning 11-10-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By wtom24
Amicalola state park

Has anyone been to this park in Dawsonville, Ga.? The web site says 25% grade on the access road to the park. I don't know if my FC will do this or not, kind of scared to try. Anyone have experience?
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 10-09-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By wtom24
Yes, full to the fill plug with 90w rear axle...

Yes, full to the fill plug with 90w rear axle oil, with the bus sitting level. I use a dedicated pump-up sprayer with hose attached for this chore.
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 10-08-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3,151
Posted By wtom24
It seems that an excessive amount of charge air...

It seems that an excessive amount of charge air is making it's way into the crankcase. Looks like the only way to troubleshoot is to pull the injectors and do a compression test. There is a special...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 10-05-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,742
Posted By wtom24
I can tell you that Veggie oil is not all it is...

I can tell you that Veggie oil is not all it is hyped up to be. It has salt and moisture in it and will destroy the fuel tank. I am still fighting this from a previous owner. I will eventually have...
Forum: General 09-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By wtom24
On my 88FC the filtered dc system is yellow-I...

On my 88FC the filtered dc system is yellow-I think it is standard on all.
Forum: General 09-10-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
Posted By wtom24
Try to ascertain that the throttle linkage is...

Try to ascertain that the throttle linkage is going to the stop. It could be as simple as the linkage being out of adjustment. Any black smoke from the exhaust at full throttle? If the injection pump...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 09-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,951
Posted By wtom24
I would call it in touch with reality....I use...

I would call it in touch with reality....I use straight 40 wt.
Forum: General 09-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By wtom24
That is the manual adjustment lever for the...

That is the manual adjustment lever for the transmission retarder. Up for minimum action and lower for more action. Be sure to watch transmission temperature when in use. There should also be a...
Forum: General 08-28-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,382
Posted By wtom24
After doing some research, It appears that normal...

After doing some research, It appears that normal full load restriction should be about 15" of water. Be interesting to see what it is on my coach.
Forum: General 08-26-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,382
Posted By wtom24
After all this there is no mention of expected...

After all this there is no mention of expected negative pressure readings downstream of the filter. It would help if i knew what to expect. I will have to do some testing also-have several magnehelic...
Forum: Electrical 07-25-2019
Replies: 234
Views: 12,317
Posted By wtom24
82 FC starting circuit

I am in Marietta-call me at 731 796-0710. Sounds like the master battery switch is off-located to the right of the steering column on the console area above the doghouse facing your knee. I have a...
Forum: Electrical 07-25-2019
Replies: 234
Views: 12,317
Posted By wtom24
I am in Marietta-Call me at 731 796-0710 if i can...

I am in Marietta-Call me at 731 796-0710 if i can help. I do have a truck full of tools and meters... Mine is a later version, 1988 FC, but very little changed between years on the FC's. As said in a...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 07-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,029
Posted By wtom24
check at the antenna connection to the tv to be...

check at the antenna connection to the tv to be sure that there is not 12v on this connection. I had this problem last year after I replaced a splitter with the wrong kind. The tV would not respond...
Forum: Under The Awning 03-26-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4,788
Posted By wtom24
Diesel engines burn fuel with an excess of air-no...

Diesel engines burn fuel with an excess of air-no mixture control. The turbo/ air intake system has to supply enough air for the injected fuel. Atmospheric pressure at sea level is 30 inches of...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 03-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3,906
Posted By wtom24
The emissions issue is a sad story. Remember when...

The emissions issue is a sad story. Remember when Moody introduced his 50 MPG diesel car in the 70s? He used a Perkins 4.108 industrial diesel out of a Trane reefer unit for his prototype. Perkins...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 03-07-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By wtom24
This concerns the FC series, but I think yours is...

This concerns the FC series, but I think yours is the same. The suspension dump valves require a pilot air pressure to dump the bag circuit. If there is no air they stay up. The front bags only...
Forum: General 02-28-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 6,164
Posted By wtom24
For the two primary filters I am using a Baldwin...

For the two primary filters I am using a Baldwin BF-1259 on a FB-1311 base. 10 micron with integral moisture separator. The thick O ring seals the inner threads to prevent fuel bypass through the...
Forum: General 02-28-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 6,164
Posted By wtom24
I have an 88 FC, so not the same but...Bluebird...

I have an 88 FC, so not the same but...Bluebird used JIC flare fittings on the fuel system, not SAE. JIC flare is 37 1/2 degree where SAE is 45. To preface all of this I have had fits with the fuel...
Forum: Engine 02-22-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 4,467
Posted By wtom24
Ditto that-still getting krud out of the tank....

Ditto that-still getting krud out of the tank. Now that I have 2 primary filters in parallel it helps a lot. No more changing filters on the side of the road.
Forum: Under The Awning 02-20-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By wtom24
I have a vintage cabover-IH 9670 with 855...

I have a vintage cabover-IH 9670 with 855 Cummins. Neat semi old truck.
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