Wanderlodge Owners Group  
BuyByeBlueBird.com
Donate

Go Back   Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > General

General Discussion of preventative/corrective maintenance and other technical issues regarding your coach that are not covered in other Mechanic's Corner categories (ex. refrigerators, water heaters, and compressors).

Site Search:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-21-2019
Captain Fred Captain Fred is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: North Billerica
Posts: 181
Default height control and dump valves

i have the opportunity to get my 1987 FC into a shop with a lift over a weekend.
I will need to get any parts ahead of time.
I want to replace the height control valves and dump valves as they are erratic in operation and only want to deal with them once.
Questions:
1. is the correct Haldex HCV part # 90054007 ?
2. is the part # for dump valves Williams Controls, WM-147-P and how many are there ?
3. Should I replace the PPV valve at the same time ?
4. planning to check adjustment on brake cans and do complete lube job, trans fluid change as time allows.
Filter for ZF trans ?
Thanks, Fred
__________________
Fred Penney
North Billerica, Massachusetts
1987FC35SB
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-21-2019
Bill Pape's Avatar
Bill Pape Bill Pape is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Commerce
Posts: 11,403
Default

Yes & Yes, there is a PPV at the first tank near the steps, easily replaced may need to dig out some foam. the other on the opposite side of the tank not so easy, would need to drop the entire air tank, could spray it with soap bubbles see if it is leaking , may be able to tighten the casting diaphragm screws.
careful don't over tighten easily can strip out, drain all 4 air tanks.
__________________
Bill & Patty
1988 FC, Silver Edition
Commerce, Michigan
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-21-2019
badandy badandy is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: delavan
Posts: 2,506
Default

There should be 1 dump valve per HCV, so that should be 3 on an FC me thinks?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-21-2019
Captain Fred Captain Fred is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: North Billerica
Posts: 181
Default

If there is 1 dump valve for each HCV then would I be better off buying the optional dump valves that screw into the HCV itself ?
__________________
Fred Penney
North Billerica, Massachusetts
1987FC35SB
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-21-2019
Randy Dupree's Avatar
Randy Dupree Randy Dupree is offline
Forum owner
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Port St Joe,Fl
Posts: 35,627
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Fred View Post
If there is 1 dump valve for each HCV then would I be better off buying the optional dump valves that screw into the HCV itself ?
You will be better off leaving it as Bird Built.
Copper lines fess those valves,trying to replumb the area will be hard,just swapping parts not so hard.
__________________
DO NOT SEND PM
email me at randy@randydupree.com only.

Randy Dupree
2000 LXI 43
Bainbridge,Ga.
Port St Joe Fl.
www.buybyebluebird.com

randy@randydupree.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-22-2019
Captain Fred Captain Fred is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: North Billerica
Posts: 181
Default

Thanks to all for your help. Air suspension is new to me and trying to get my head around the system. First big trip with the Bird in Feb to Disney and want to avoid possible issues as much as we can.
So many systems to learn about on the Bird.
Operator error has already reared its head a few times LOL !
__________________
Fred Penney
North Billerica, Massachusetts
1987FC35SB
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-22-2019
TOPHAT1 TOPHAT1 is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: MANLIUS
Posts: 324
Default

Don't forget to winterize, so you are fully functionable in February!
__________________
GUNNER THIEL
MANLIUS, NEW YORK
2000 43' LXI SS - 'Bout Time
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-22-2019
Captain Fred Captain Fred is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: North Billerica
Posts: 181
Default

Thanks for the reminder Gunner. Already bought the non tox anti freeze. Used to winterizing the water sys on the boats so not a completely new thing. We also owned a 33' National Seabreeze in the past. That was before I got older and wiser and discovered Wanderlodges. It takes some of us longer than others to smarten up. LOL !!
__________________
Fred Penney
North Billerica, Massachusetts
1987FC35SB
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-22-2019
Bill Pape's Avatar
Bill Pape Bill Pape is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Commerce
Posts: 11,403
Default

Fred,
need a bypass on the HWtank or it needs about 10 gallon to fill.
Don't depend on the BB air purge system to get all the water out of the copper piping,
go direct from the city water hookup to winterize.
__________________
Bill & Patty
1988 FC, Silver Edition
Commerce, Michigan
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Height Control Valves AEmedic M380 (Unique Issues) 6 05-30-2019 07:07 AM
Height needed to replace Height Control Valves George Roberts Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 5 06-07-2018 06:44 PM
Height control valves and pilot valves InfiLights SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 4 03-31-2018 04:30 PM
Height Control and Relay Valves Tim T. LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 10 06-12-2014 07:58 AM
Ride Height control valves michael3536 Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 0 10-05-2009 11:13 PM

Web Search:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.