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Old 08-23-2013
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Thanks a ton guys, I won't be able to work on my bird until Sunday but I will get on it.

My Racor gauge is mounted in the overhead console up by my back up camera monitor. Also, my LP tank and Racor filter are on the street side of the bird.
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Dirty filter in the Racor? Pusher pump dead?
Crit - What is the pusher pump?
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A small pump designed to keep positive pressure on the fuel delivery side. It would be between your filters and the tank, not all Birds have one as mine does not.
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Well I no longer have my old forward control Bird with the 3208 natural but lets put it this way my jokes were 0 to 55 in 5 miles or I could get a dump truck off the line IF he was loaded. I loved that old Bird, I redid the interior then used it for another 9 yrs and sold it and sent it out to Michigan. The 3208 ran like a clock, 8MPG, but not much for racing. Thanks Ray
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Old 08-26-2013
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I checked the throttle linkage and as far as I can see it travels as far as possible. I found a place that can polish my fuel so I think I am going to have that done and then replace the fuel lines including the little ones in the doghouse by the fuel filter. I need to disconnect and replace the short ones there first but think that replacing the main ones are the polishing would be the correct order of handling this.
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I checked the 0-60 mph time on the Finn's Inn Express today and with the almost 10,000# loaded trailer attached, the Cat 3208NA took it up to 60 in 1 minute 31 seconds on a flat section of I-75 in Michigan.

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Kris,

Here is some trouble shooting info from CAT 3208 Diesel Truck Engine Service Manual. Hope it helps.
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CAT 3208 Diesel Truck Engine Service Manual - picture 2
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Part 3 (CAT 3208 Diesel Truck Engine Service Manual) - not sure if much can be done at home but, give you some info when dealing with Mechanic.
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Are your filters dirty?
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