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 on: June 19, 2018, 05:08:32 PM 
Started by Jcparmley - Last post by neoneddy
Is the moisture while you're driving or just in the rain?

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 on: June 19, 2018, 04:40:57 PM 
Started by thomasinnv - Last post by sledhead
my cat is a bitch to start . the first revolution always sounds like it will never start ( sloooow ) then it moves faster and its running . it has never not started yet but it does this every time when the engine is cold . when its warm it starts fine . this is with 4  x 31 cat batteries that are 26 months old . I do have a 400 amp boost switch so I can use the house batteries            
  ( 660 amps ) to help . hope I never need to use it  but it is there if I need it





update !

I removed and cleaned all battery connections and the connections at the starter . re taped the + on all the batteries  with red electrical tape 

now it spins over way fast ever time .  wow ! only took 2 hours and should have done it a long time ago


 on: June 19, 2018, 04:34:04 PM 
Started by Branderson - Last post by sledhead
I like to drive 2-3 hours max then pull over at a rest stop and my wife and I walk the dog to stretch our legs . that is after I laser the wheels and rims to check for anything wrong . then after 1/2 an hour we are back on the road . I like to drive and like others have said enjoy it . if we are on our way to some where I will drive about 10 -14 hours a day 600 -700 miles . we always pull over by 9:00 pm and rest and have a shower then sleep for about 7 - 8 hrs . most of the time at rest stops . fuel every day and try to time that for a food break and walk the dog . when I had the 6v92 I always would look way way ahead to watch traffic as to make sure I could stop if some dumb @$# did something stupid . it never bothered me to leave a good stopping space in front even with all the @$# holes trying to get in front of me . 

now I must admit that with the extra power I don't look as far ahead to get ready for the next hill but still leave lots of stopping room . I can't drive with out cruise control . I use it all the time .

there are times when the scenery is amazing and would not want to miss that . love traveling in the coach but yes you have to have a toad behind you just in case there is a problem


 on: June 19, 2018, 04:27:18 PM 
Started by Jcparmley - Last post by Jcparmley
Hello All

I purchased a 89 MCI c3 this past winter.  I noticed right away that there was moisture build up on the floor of the 1st bay right where the OTR Heater and blower compartment was.  It was damp and had a bunch of silicone pealing up (which was a good sign of water intrusion).  It also had a bunch of sand or salt like substance.  Anyhow, I removed the plywood door to the OTR Heater and Blower compartment expecting to see a leak or something but I couldn't find where the moisture was coming from.  I took some pics so you can see what I am talking about.  Where do you think this water is coming from?  Is this a common problem? 

This next pic you can see the old silicone on the floor at the base of the compartment and all the dirt and wet sand stuff.

My next step is to remove the plywood panel where the blowers go into to see if there is anything obvious that would cause this water intrusion.  I appreciate all your help. 


 on: June 19, 2018, 03:34:05 PM 
Started by DominicM - Last post by eagle19952
I don't know take it up with Jim Shepherd he was a engineer at Gates for over 20 years I just presumed he knew what he was talking about and I have no reasons to doubt him 

HE DOES..I just do it my way Smiley
Even if I have to buy 12 and return 10 Smiley

 on: June 19, 2018, 02:49:07 PM 
Started by Fred Mc - Last post by Stormcloud
I only have '3' ignores.   I'll try to do better...or worse.....or more.....whatever.

 on: June 19, 2018, 02:41:45 PM 
Started by GnarlyBus - Last post by luvrbus
He dosen't need a cam only the gasket kit for your kits Scott 200 bucks and he will have gaskets left over

 on: June 19, 2018, 02:33:34 PM 
Started by GnarlyBus - Last post by Scott & Heather

Not sure what your actual name is, but you seem to have a positive ďcan doĒ attitude and approach to this that is refreshing. And yet you donít sound overly zealous or naive. I canít imagine having to tear down my engine to the level youíre discussing but you seem to be absolutely up to the task. Iíd spend plenty of time listening to the guys on here offering you help, and ignore the ones that may just be negative. If you can get comfortable doing this you will be able to be a huge help to some of us later on down the line when we have issues. That being said, I have a genuine Detroit diesel 6v92 in frame kit for sale if you need one. I donít think it has absolutely everything youíll need but it does have 6 cylinders, liners, rings and even a cam I think?


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 on: June 19, 2018, 02:01:44 PM 
Started by GnarlyBus - Last post by luvrbus
Oh the memories. OUCHH!  Shocked

We got those on didn't we Van

 on: June 19, 2018, 01:21:33 PM 
Started by GnarlyBus - Last post by Van
I weighed a 6v92 head today for shipping they weigh 121 lbs ea

 Oh the memories. OUCHH!  Shocked

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