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PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your PT or WB model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it....list your PT Parts here too.

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I 100% guarantee if you call your credit card company and tell them you will get your money back.
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I 100% guarantee if you call your credit card company and tell them you will get your money back.
Yea, but I need silicone hoses not the money
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I did not get good service from them either,a long time ago.
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I did not get good service from them either,a long time ago.
Well next week I will ratchet things up a bit and see if I can get some satisfaction.... I will report back, we may need to put them on the naughty list..
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Ordered from them but don't remember any problems. I do remember that someone (Jay Darst) got us a group discount, but that was of course after I had ordered.

What's the deal with silicone hoses and their longevity? Have heard to replace and never have to worry about them again and then I see guys replacing the silicone hoses from the factory as preventative maintenance. What's the life expectancy? The factory silicone hoses still look good on mine.
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Many (most) silicone hoses have permeation, which means coolant passes right through them and evaporates into the air. The problem is that silicone hoses last longer in the heat, so there are some hybrid hoses out there that have a different liner inside and silicone outside. A short connector hose isn't going to cause any issues from this permeation, but I wouldn't run all of my heater hoses in silicone unless they had to be bright blue or pink or something.

Gates has a good article about this out there somewhere. I deal with this every day with fuel systems, which is a much larger issue!
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Ordered from them but don't remember any problems. I do remember that someone (Jay Darst) got us a group discount, but that was of course after I had ordered.

What's the deal with silicone hoses and their longevity? Have heard to replace and never have to worry about them again and then I see guys replacing the silicone hoses from the factory as preventative maintenance. What's the life expectancy? The factory silicone hoses still look good on mine.
I am sure that my hoses were probably originals. They were not in good shape. I hit one just slightly while I was taking things apart, I penetrated it and it started leaking coolant. They definitely needed to be changed. I will probably want to change the hoses a little sooner than 35 years next time.
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So today I pulled the rocker covers and went through the exhaust valve clearances and injector heights. I also adjusted the injector rack control levers.

The exhaust valve clearance was not that bad. I have 9b90 injectors and the engine is an '83 model year, so the injector height was 1.464". I used a caliper to set the injector heights, since I do not have the Detroit height tool. Once I had the height set, I put a dial indicator on it to help me keep from changing it while I was tightening the jamb nut. It worked well, I was able to adjust the push rod to compensate for tightening the jamb nut. Everything looks pretty good under there, it was quite clean so that makes me happy.

I have noticed some pretty good black smoke when I take off from a start. I think the adjustment of the driver side rack was a bit out of wack. I noticed that the adjustment screws for the injector control levers on the driver side seemed to have more threads showing, which seemed out of place. I went through the adjustment procedure the first time and I ended up with the same thing, more threads showing on the driver side. When I pushed the speed control lever I noticed that the injector control rack levers where in different positions on the drivers side compared to the passenger side. So I went back to the manual and noticed that I missed a step to check from side to side with both fuel rods connected. I went back and re-adjusted the driver side and it was much closer to the passenger side this time.
So I am guessing someone missed this same step in the past and the two sides have been out of sync. I would think this could be part of the source of the black smoke. I guess I will see once I get it all back together.

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