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 41 
 on: December 17, 2014, 04:23:54 PM 
Started by Debo - Last post by TomC
There are air filters made for the air compressor. I have one on my bus and just replace it every other year. It is the cutest little air filter you've ever seen. Good Luck, TomC

 42 
 on: December 17, 2014, 04:23:21 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by chessie4905
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 43 
 on: December 17, 2014, 04:21:59 PM 
Started by harleyman_1000 - Last post by TomC
When I was trucking, I had a Cat 3406B with electric block heater (1500 watt). When I ran the generator with the engine off, I always had the block heater on no matter the outside temp to keep at least the 1500 watt load on my generator which was an Onan 6.5kw Emerald III commercial gasoline model. Because of that, I never had to remove the heads to decarbon it and the genset lasted over 12,000hrs before it gave up the ghost.
Never run the block heater and run the engine at the same time-you will burn out the block heater. Good Luck, TomC

 44 
 on: December 17, 2014, 04:18:41 PM 
Started by Debo - Last post by bevans6
FWIW and not saying this is the best way to go, I got me one of those K&N oiled air filters that you see on Hot Rods for valve cover vent filters, and motorcycle air filters.  3" round, and a clamp on base suitable in size to the intake tube.  Just clamped it on and didn't think about it again.  I had the exact same ditch the oil-bath stock setup in favor of the Eco filter deal, and lost the compressor feed.

Brian

 45 
 on: December 17, 2014, 04:17:17 PM 
Started by harleyman_1000 - Last post by luvrbus
It's working those are 1500 w a small cord will heat up and spark when plugging it in, don't leave it plugged in lol unplug it check your meter plug it back in and watch the meter spin

 46 
 on: December 17, 2014, 04:13:48 PM 
Started by harleyman_1000 - Last post by bevans6
You should know, or try to find out, the wattage rating of your heater.  1500 watts will sometimes blow a 15 amp breaker if left on too long. and will heat a two-stroke up enough to start easily in three hours.  1,000  watts, never blow a breaker and can be left on overnight, but I wouldn't leave it on over 6 hours in hopes of better performance.  You can tell by the engine block near the heater being warm to the touch after an hour.  I personally have a 1500 watt heater that sometimes blows breakers, and I leave it on 3 hours before starting if not in a rush, an hour makes a difference in a campground vis a vis smoke or the lack thereof.

When I did Kyle's Palmetto Cove Non-rally in March one year, I spent a night in a truck stop in Virginia in snow and freezing rain, I fired the generator an hour before leaving (at 5 am) and by 6 am I had coffee, a warmish engine and a clean start to get out from between all the reefer trucks.  What I can't do is run a space heater, coffee maker and the block heater, too much juice.

Brian


 47 
 on: December 17, 2014, 04:09:13 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by RJ
Jon -

Nice, thoughtful comment about the Prevost structure, well worth noting.

This also tells me that some of these entertainer Prevosts that pull a big (25'+) box trailer with their equipment could also be destroying the coach due to a heavy tongue load.

Another reason to spend the $3500 or so for a TrailerToad (www.trailertoad.com)

FWIW & HTH. . .

 Wink

 48 
 on: December 17, 2014, 04:00:21 PM 
Started by shaneblaser - Last post by RJ
Thanks,I had thought they might have taken the converter locking for an extra shift, I will find out when I go look at it. Is there an easy to see model number on the trans?

Shane (?) -

HB's description of the V-730's upshifting is accurate (1C-2C-2L-3L) which makes it feel like a 4-spd.  Common error by unfamiliar folk.

When you open the engine compartment, if you look to your right and see a giant aluminum salad bowl tipped on end, it's a V-730.  I don't remember if the ID plate is on the curb side or the driver's side of the transmission, either way it's a flat plate about the size of a 3x5 card.

FWIW & HTH. . .

 Wink

 49 
 on: December 17, 2014, 03:56:06 PM 
Started by harleyman_1000 - Last post by harleyman_1000
Diesel is 2.19 a gallon here in St. Louis

 50 
 on: December 17, 2014, 03:40:20 PM 
Started by harleyman_1000 - Last post by harleyman_1000
 If it is working, how soon before it will start the bus in 30 degree weather? Can I leave it plugged in for days at a time or will it hurt something?

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