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RE: HWH 310 Series Manifold Solenoid

What is wrong with it? If just seals, they are pretty easy to replace.
wolfe10 10/25/16 09:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good recommendation for Cat C9 repair near Houston

Mustang Caterpillar. Off the east loop/610.
wolfe10 10/25/16 05:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winter storage - Oil Change in fall or spring?

After the oil change I top off the fuel tank, put a biocide in it, and park it. Is biocide something that goes in the fuel to kill bacteria? YES. http://www.biobor.com/products/biobor-jf-fuel-additives/
wolfe10 10/24/16 09:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freightliner

Call Freightliner with your VIN. Freightliner 800 385-4357 That is a different chassis than the Monaco in house (Roadmaster) 4 or 8 bag chassis.
wolfe10 10/24/16 07:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A 330 diesel won't shut off

Frank, Was this on a Detroit Diesel Two stroke or a more modern diesel?
wolfe10 10/23/16 05:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cab heater not working

On most diesel motorhomes, there is a VACUUM PUMP that "powers" the dash HVAC. The default position in the absence of vacuum is defrost.
wolfe10 10/23/16 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel winter storage

The statement Jim said was from Cummins COULD be correct. It IS correct if he said get the OIL up to operating temperature (which requires driving a minimum of 25 highway miles). It would NOT be correct if he was just referring to coolant temperature. If started, you need to get the OIL up to operating temperature to rid the crankcase of condensation. That will not happen except under load-- diesels are too efficient at idle/in neutral to get the oil up to temperature.
wolfe10 10/23/16 12:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Safari Serengeti

If ride height is lower than spec at any wheel position, count the number of the 1/4" inch shims in front of and behind that wheel position. Removing one shim from in front of and behind a wheel position RAISES that wheel position 1/4". So, if 1" low, remove 4 shims. How to check:https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Safarifriends/files/Torsilastic%20Ride%20Height/ If ride height is significantly out of spec, it will ride poorly, wear suspension components and if in the rear, is really hard on the U joints.
wolfe10 10/22/16 01:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Loss

Yup, if you drove any distance with a flat, the other tire on that side of duel is also ruined-- running a tire at TWICE its rated capacity leads to failure! Consider buying two new tires. Put the new ones on the front, old front ones on that one side in back. What tires are on there now-- brand, model, size and AGE?
wolfe10 10/21/16 03:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How far is too far for the inverter?

So, your pair of batteries wired in series gives you 360 amp-hrs @ 12 VDC. That is the 20 hour rate which is the commonly used rating. But, on high draw such as powering a microwave with the inverter, it will have substantially lower ratings. If you have a 1500 watt microwave, it will take about 1600 watts from the battery (wiring and inverters are not 100% efficient). 1600 watts divided by 12 VDC= 133 amps! That is a very substantial draw from a 360 amp-hr battery bank.
wolfe10 10/20/16 12:55pm Tech Issues
RE: How far is too far for the inverter?

OK, back to the OP's question: Wire gauge is dictated by three things: Length of run (distance= length of BOTH positive and ground). Amp draw-- that is why the question about what watt inverter. Correct answer for a 300 watt inverter would clearly not work for a 2000 watt inverter. Acceptable voltage drop. For some circuits, a 10% voltage drop under maximum load is acceptable. For "primary" circuits and inverters, 3% is an acceptable figure. Here is a good discussion and chart showing correct wire choices: http://www.westmarine.com/WestAdvisor/Marine-Wire-Size-And-Ampacity
wolfe10 10/20/16 08:04am Tech Issues
RE: tires date ????

As posted, "DOT" is at the BEGINNING of the code. The 3 (really old tires) or 4 digit date code at the END and usually in a slightly "embossed" area since that part of the mold is changed weekly. Yes, you read left to right.
wolfe10 10/19/16 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: tires date ????

Yes, because the date code must be changed every week, it is normally in a slightly lowered and often oval area at the very end of the DOT number, and only on one side of each tire. Be aware that a 3 digit date code WAS used prior to 2000, and indicates the WEEK and YEAR. So a date code of 169 would have been made the 16th week of 1999, 1989, 1979... That is why in 2000 they went to the 4 digit code-- no more "which decade" questions!
wolfe10 10/19/16 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: After thoughts of a manifold change.

Tom, Thanks for the correction on differences between your ISC and the ISL-- at least the 2003 ISL. I found the video to be spot on when looking at our same year ISL. Wonder how much of the difference is model year dependent. Things like waste gate turbo vs variable vane turbo???
wolfe10 10/19/16 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: After thoughts of a manifold change.

For anyone else faced with this, here is a very good video that will save you a lot of mis-steps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymlYNwHyS3A While the engine in question is the Cummins ISL, most all of his points apply to other diesels and certainly to the Cummins ISC.
wolfe10 10/18/16 09:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TPMS system recommendation

Another Pressure Pro happy user. This is our second coach and toad to use it on.
wolfe10 10/18/16 09:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel winter storage

If filling up now (a good idea to always keep the tank full to minimize condensation) you have a tank of #2 diesel. Since you are way up north, you need to add an anti-gel. Walmart, etc carry PS brand. Be sure to drive far enough after adding it that it gets circulated through out the system including generator. I would also add a BIOCIDE if storing for more than a few months. Biobor JF is a common brand and available at most marine stores, etc.
wolfe10 10/18/16 04:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Conditioner Shroud

I upgraded both ours to these-- MUCH better quality: http://www.icondirect.com/categories/RV-Exterior-Parts/Air-Conditioner-Shrouds/
wolfe10 10/17/16 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freightliner chassis exhaust brake 2003

Get a wiring diagram from your chassis maker. The problem is likely in the dash area with the signal not getting to the Allison ECM. There are some relays involved-- one may be going out.
wolfe10 10/14/16 04:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Allison Transmission upshift problem

Assume you have checked the Allison for diagnostic codes with the shift pad. Any codes? Yes I have, and when it was at the Allison service center they had a computer hooked up while driving the coach and that didn't turn up anything. try and drive it as I do mine. On a long loaded uphill pull I manually select the gear that works best and leave it there till I get near over rev and then manually select the next gear or I back off a bit and just maintain constant same RPM I do exactly the same-- it totally prevents "hunting between gears" which is hard on any transmission.
wolfe10 10/12/16 04:55pm Class A Motorhomes
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