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I have a 89 spartan chassis 35' diesel pusher cummins cta 8.3,I am having issues with the throttle. lately when I start the engine first time for the day, it won't rev up when I press the pedal,I need to keep flooring it several times before it reacts properly. it has the bendix throttle system.I am wondering if there is a way to lube it,or do something to fix problem? Sid
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Do you still have chassis air pressure when you first try to start? On my old FC it takes about 2 or 3 minutes to build enough air pressure for the throttle to work at all.
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Sid,

We have the Bendix air throttle on many BlueBirds, If the same ??
It could be system wide air leaks & the tanks are depleted, so more
time is needed for air pressure to build.
And yes the cylinder can be cleaned , lubed & O rings replaced.
careful these parts are obsolete, and other methods would be needed
for modification. also the cable may be binding.
Search this site for Bendix throttle , there is a lot of info & pictures
on several other threads.
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thanks for fast reply, I usually make sure my air is up to full approx 125 psi ,before I try to bring rpm up.
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thanks for fast reply, I usually make sure my air is up to full approx 125 psi ,before I try to bring rpm up.

Should accelerate at below 30 psi
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As i mentioned it is pretty much just the first start up in morning,after that it works great, what is the best choice of lube to use without damage to cylinder? I am a little intimidated to take cylinder appart not sure how. schematic would help lots,do you know of any on forum? thanks Sid
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At the very bottom of this page are "Similar Threads". The "help with air throttle" thread, post #4 has some drawings.
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Sid, the Bendix CC-5 air cylinder requires Barium grease. Parker O-lube works;

http://www.amazon.com/NuLine-884-4-B.../dp/B002KLV50G

If your Morse cable is binding, try injecting some gun oil spray into the housing.
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