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Caterpillar 3208 Solutions This sub-forum is hosted by Mike Hohnstein who has been at this kind of thing for 50+ years now, guess I'm addicted. The saga has been all about progressively larger shop space since then. Honestly, never wanted to get into the CAT 3208's that were originally considered to be a throwaway engine but that's all that works in a FC in my world. Same thing with my Ford toter, that came with a NA, too much effort to hang in a 6, so been at it with the CAT V-8 for 20 years now. In reality you can get excellent life out of a CAT 3208 if it's built correctly. Post your questions about the CAT 3208 engines here and Mike will try to help you out.

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Thanks, they good enough. Did you just T it in to the line to the main pump?
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Hey Bill, when you get a chance can you explain what you carry with you to deal with the coolant that needed to come out and did you use a impact wrench or just muscle everything. Any tips would be appreciated for having stuff on board to deal with something like this.
Kiki, not sure that I carry anything special or different than others. Big tools (sockets, wrenches, breaker bars, etc), regular tools including some metric for the Onan, impact gun and air hose long enough to reach anywhere on bus, moving blanket for working and laying on, headlamp for hands-free working, Finn belt tightening tool, pry and cheater bars, multimeter, copper fittings and some tubing, hardware, plenty of rags and a roll of shop towels, drill, drop light, spare parts, safety vest and rechargeable spot light. My radiator hose are long enough that I don’t have to drain coolant. Gates has a size chart online to choose the best hoses for your needs.
Basically any small parts that been discussed on WOG and tools to change them. I have four of KC’s yellow bins with parts up in the roof top pod. Gives some confidence when on the road far from home.
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Thanks Bill.

What type of compressor do you carry for your air tools ?
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Thanks Bill.

What type of compressor do you carry for your air tools ?
One of the POs has removed the original compressor so I installed a California Air Tools ultra-quiet model without the air tank. It works well for me.

https://www.amazon.com/California-Ai.../dp/B00WM1VPKE
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That's the same compressor I use. It's pretty quiet and fast. Canadian Tire sell this as their own brand but I think it's a Campbell Hausfeld compressor. It's nice to air up the bus prior to starting so you can just pull away. Handy for airing up bike tires, etc.
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Where does the compressor go? I have an external air chuck. I've been thinking of getting one to keep in the back of the truck.
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Where does the compressor go? I have an external air chuck. I've been thinking of getting one to keep in the back of the truck.
Chris, on my 87 the drivers side bay just aft of the long bay was already wired for a 120v compressor. Same bay as the air chuck.
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