Wanderlodge Owners Group  
BuyByeBlueBird.com
Donate

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

Engine Discussion of preventative/corrective maintenance and other technical issues regarding your coach's engine.

Site Search:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #121  
Old 06-28-2013
Clueless Clueless is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Valparaiso
Posts: 1,994
Default

I have no plans as of now for Sunday morning. Could be some old time birders coming for brunch, but we'll figure something out. To figure your time, I'm about 2 hours from my old home in Grand Rapids.

Make your list and be prepared to take notes.
__________________
David Styf
82 FC 33 SB SOLD
89 SP 36 Silver Edition SOLD
96 WB
Valparaiso, In./Baldwin, Mi.
Reply With Quote
  #122  
Old 06-28-2013
Ernest Ekberg's Avatar
Ernest Ekberg Ernest Ekberg is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Weatherford, Tx
Posts: 5,931
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clueless View Post
I have no plans as of now for Sunday morning. Could be some old time birders coming for brunch, but we'll figure something out. To figure your time, I'm about 2 hours from my old home in Grand Rapids.

Make your list and be prepared to take notes.
you will sharpen your backing skills at Daves' place, also. Pat Murphy for me.
__________________
Ernie Ekberg
Prevost Liberty 45 XL
ernietex@yahoo.com
www.ernieekbergflooring.net
Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old 06-29-2013
Vanda Vanda is offline
Tom
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Riverside
Posts: 121
Default

Hey Kris,
Sorry your having so much trouble but don't worry these guys will hook you up.
I know next to nothing about motors diesel or gas and less about electronics and they have helped me a ton!!
I do know the 6v are a lot different than 12 , they last a lot longer but do take longer to charge ; I highly recommended those , wired the way that is show in previous post .
Once you get the air out of your lines you can drain the water off the bottom of the racor but you should have the engine running if you want it to drain good .

It will get easier !
__________________
Tom Reusing
Riverside, CA
1980 FC35. SB
3208NA -210 HP
Reply With Quote
  #124  
Old 06-30-2013
kroosmd kroosmd is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Grandville
Posts: 47
Default

I stopped by Dave's today and learned a bunch and solved a few mysteries about my bb. Thanks a ton Dave, that was very helpful.

I confirmed that I have my batteries hooked up correctly. I was unable to jump start it tonight. I do not think my batteries are the issue. Many here have said my batteries are not big enough; that may be true but they were big enough to start it all last fall and the bb would sit for weeks and fire right up on old batteries and I have new ones installed so why the issue of too small batteries happen now?

When I was jumpstarting it the volts on the dash gage were at the top end of the green area, I think it was 16 v. I just got a a tat, tat, tat, tat. I was doing it by myself so I was in the driver seat but I feel strongly that the noise was coming from my starter. I think I need to search for a thread about testing a starter. If anyone knows of one off the top of their head a link would be great.

I really need to get this thing started and moved, it is just sitting on the road in front of my house and I know my neighbor is not happy.
__________________
Kris Roos
Grandville, mi
82 FC35 RB
Cat 3208NA
Reply With Quote
  #125  
Old 06-30-2013
B.Nyhof B.Nyhof is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 279
Default

Mine had done that every so often. I usually crawl under there with a hammer and tap the starter a time or 2 and it fires right up. Since the last time that has happened I have cleaned all the connections on the starter + and - sides. We'll see how that worked. Good luck.
__________________
Brian Nyhof
Hamilton, MI
1989 SP 36
1982 FC35 SB-----SOLD.
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old 07-01-2013
Randy Dupree's Avatar
Randy Dupree Randy Dupree is offline
Forum owner
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Port St Joe,Fl
Posts: 35,688
Default

Check the starter grounds,do a search on that.
__________________
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
  #127  
Old 07-01-2013
Clueless Clueless is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Valparaiso
Posts: 1,994
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kroosmd View Post
I stopped by Dave's today and learned a bunch and solved a few mysteries about my bb. Thanks a ton Dave, that was very helpful.

I confirmed that I have my batteries hooked up correctly. I was unable to jump start it tonight. I do not think my batteries are the issue. Many here have said my batteries are not big enough; that may be true but they were big enough to start it all last fall and the bb would sit for weeks and fire right up on old batteries and I have new ones installed so why the issue of too small batteries happen now?

When I was jumpstarting it the volts on the dash gage were at the top end of the green area, I think it was 16 v. I just got a a tat, tat, tat, tat. I was doing it by myself so I was in the driver seat but I feel strongly that the noise was coming from my starter. I think I need to search for a thread about testing a starter. If anyone knows of one off the top of their head a link would be great.

I really need to get this thing started and moved, it is just sitting on the road in front of my house and I know my neighbor is not happy.
Turn the charger off for an hour or so and then check the battery voltage. From what you have previously posted, I would suspect they are still dead. Even trying to jump a car with a really low battery often doesn't get more than a click.

Also, I forgot to mention when you were here that often around marinas, there are fuel polishing services that could help you with that problem. Should be plenty of marinas just west of you.
__________________
David Styf
82 FC 33 SB SOLD
89 SP 36 Silver Edition SOLD
96 WB
Valparaiso, In./Baldwin, Mi.
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 07-02-2013
kroosmd kroosmd is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Grandville
Posts: 47
Default

I took the charger off and checked all 4 batteries 3 to 4 hours later and they all read about 6.3v. I am waving the white flag. I have a mobile diesel mechanic scheduled to come out tomorrow morning.
__________________
Kris Roos
Grandville, mi
82 FC35 RB
Cat 3208NA
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 07-07-2013
kroosmd kroosmd is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Grandville
Posts: 47
Default

Well, we got it started. The mechanic was pretty stumped as well but we started tracing the voltage to the starter and all was good, then we tried to follow the amps and finally found that the rear battery clamp was cracked in the crotch of the y shape connector. We replaced that and it started right up. tough lesson to learn, you can't only look at the outside of something you have to inspect the inside too. oh well, now I can start working on the speed issue. I may still make it to Crater Lake National Park yet this summer!
__________________
Kris Roos
Grandville, mi
82 FC35 RB
Cat 3208NA

Last edited by kroosmd; 07-07-2013 at 10:31 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old 07-07-2013
gcyeaw's Avatar
gcyeaw gcyeaw is offline
Gardner
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ridgewood
Posts: 8,852
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kroosmd View Post
Well, we got it started. The mechanic was pretty stumped as well but we started tracing the voltage to the starter and all was good, then we tried to follow the amps and finally found that the rear battery clamp was cracked in the crotch of the y shape connector. We replaced that and it started right up. tough lesson to learn, you can't only look at the outside of something you have to inspect the inside too. oh well, now I can start working on the speed issue. I may still make it to Crater National Park yet this summer!
It that's Crater Lake, then go in from the South, the North entrance is only for mountain goats.
__________________
Gardner Yeaw
86 PT-36 Golden Memories
83FC35 SB $IXTEEN TON$ SOLD
78 FC 33 Happinest (Sold)
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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
bird wont start Ironbutt62 Engine 13 02-11-2013 04:20 PM
1986 pt 40 wont start repoer Vehicle Issues 6 06-13-2012 09:22 PM
Wont Start Vintage American PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 7 12-04-2011 07:58 PM
Enging dies/wont start j14860 Engine 3 10-03-2011 03:12 PM
Kohler gen wont start sweeperman Generators 17 05-19-2009 02:11 PM

Web Search:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:43 PM.


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