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Old 08-31-2021
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Thanks for offering, and nice talking with you on the phone, Mike. I’ll see you tomorrow!
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The two little hoses for the oil cooler are easier from the front than underneath IMO. And the air compressor filter.
I’m just closing my front end today and it all started with the fan clutch. Lots of prevention maintenance opportunities behind the radiator.
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I would check the harmonic balancer if it's not been checked. Belt idler rebuild would be on my list. Check alternator and air compressor. PS pump is also good to check for leaks and play.
Definitely the balancer if it looks like it’s never been changed, and how could you forget the oil seal Jeff and the idler or whatever it’s called, I think cat had called it something else. You could spin it and see how it feels.
There’s no way to really check the balancer without taking it off. The rubber in it deteriorates.
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The two little hoses for the oil cooler are easier from the front than underneath IMO. And the air compressor filter.
I’m just closing my front end today and it all started with the fan clutch. Lots of prevention maintenance opportunities behind the radiator.
Looking good, Bill.
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Default I recommend genuine Cat water pump

I thought I’d save some cash and buy a cheaper water pump, big mistake. Torqued it down. Started to refill coolant and coolant gushed from the water pump. Turns out one of the four mounting bolt “ears” broke off. Go with the Cat pump.
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Alright, update time:

Managed to find a welder on short notice and got the swing out mod done.

Got all the parts I need and starting to reinstall but I have a question:

Mike set me up with a replacement fan clutch, but have to convert to air clutch. Would anyone be so kind as to recommend where to tie into the air system? Mike said there’s a place on the driver side behind the front bumper. But there’s 4 or 5 copper lines. Does it matter which one?
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Alright, update time:

Managed to find a welder on short notice and got the swing out mod done.

Got all the parts I need and starting to reinstall but I have a question:

Mike set me up with a replacement fan clutch, but have to convert to air clutch. Would anyone be so kind as to recommend where to tie into the air system? Mike said there’s a place on the driver side behind the front bumper. But there’s 4 or 5 copper lines. Does it matter which one?
Don’t know if this helps but my fan clutch solenoid is mounted on the driver side just behind the tow hook. I took a quick photo as we are currently camping in our bus but I had just showered and didn’t want to climb under tonight. I can try and trace the air source tomorrow.
It’s the red device.
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Very helpful pics, Bill. Thank you!
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Hey Dustin, not sure if you have this “block/manifold” of air lines but it is a short distance forward and above my Horton fan solenoid (the red item). Hope this helps, it should be easy to tie into air somewhere close by. Good luck.
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Hi Bill. That helps a lot. Thank you. Much appreciated.
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