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 on: June 25, 2017, 07:05:17 AM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by luvrbus
I never heard of anti splatter spray for a stick rod does it work on a stick rod I never tried it before except on my Mig

 on: June 25, 2017, 07:00:26 AM 
Started by Dreadnought - Last post by luvrbus

Only reason I mention this is that the 12V71 hp & torque figures aren't that different from an 8V92TA, so you might be able to come up with some rough heat load numbers that could help with your extrapolations.


FWIW & HTH. . .

The DD application manuals and engineering bulletins have the heat rejection numbers in the manuals needed for the 2 strokes.The 8v92 replaced the 12v71 mostly because of the HP to weight ratio the 12V71 really never made it's mark in the trucks it was to heavy a 8v92 weighs 2306 lbs and the 12v71 a whopping 3502 lbs for about the same hp and torque rating

 on: June 25, 2017, 06:58:01 AM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by krcevs
It looks like your material was dirty prior to welding. Are you grinding the surface to get clean metal first? I would also suggest some anti splatter spray as well. Keeps the slag splatter down quite a bit.


 on: June 25, 2017, 06:48:45 AM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by TomC
160lbs is a 40gal tank.

 on: June 25, 2017, 06:45:27 AM 
Started by Dreadnought - Last post by TomC
Yes, I enjoyed driving the 8V-92TA. When I got my next truck, it had a Cat 3406B-I had to relearn to shift all over again.

8V-92TA has a lot of preventative maintenance. You change the oil at 10,000 miles. At 100,000 you run the rack and adjust valves. 200,000mi run the rack and adjust valves and roll in rod and main bearings. 300,000 you run the rack and adjust valves and rebuild turbo, blower, governor. 400,000 you run the rack and roll in rod and main bearings. 500,000 usually ready for engine overhaul. Fuel mileage average- 4.8
Compare to the Cat 3406B. You change the oil at 12,000 miles. Every 100,000 adjust the valves. At 500,000 roll in rod and main bearings, injector tips. 1,000,000 or when needed overhaul engine. Fuel mileage average- 5.6
Compare to the new Detroit DD engines. You change the oil at 50,000 miles. Adjust the valves at 100,000, then every 500,000 after that. Overhaul at 1,200,000 miles. Fuel mileage average- 8.
Good Luck, TomC

 on: June 25, 2017, 06:44:10 AM 
Started by edvanland - Last post by luvrbus
You guys do know I get even  Grin someday

 on: June 25, 2017, 06:41:49 AM 
Started by edvanland - Last post by B_K
Doesn't look like Clifford was try'n to steal it to me. looks like he was fixing to clobber it! Look at that boxing stance!
Grin  BK  Grin

 on: June 25, 2017, 06:18:08 AM 
Started by Billysurf - Last post by Billysurf
What type of inverter do you have? Charger? Where is the "breaker" on the unit? Are the connections on the converter/charger connected to the same battery? I believe you're supposed to keep all the batteries as close to the same charge as possible. You might want to connect the charger to charge all the batteries equally. I have a PD4590 (Progressive Dynamics, 90A it's the electrical "hub"...I love it) that has three stages for charging. When all four batteries are charged, it just provides a trickle so as not to cook them.

Thank you Andrea!!  We are learning...!

 on: June 25, 2017, 06:15:27 AM 
Started by Billysurf - Last post by Billysurf
Billysurf, Your 3 battery bank, the picture doesn't show the connection points that come off the bank?

If you have them coming off one end, you are killing batteries.

Electricity takes the shortest path. The battery out the end is doing little work and getting little charge. The close battery is doing all the work and getting all the charge.

The battery with the low voltage is the furthest one out, and the middle one exploded?

Your inverter is mad at you, the voltage is too low. The breaker you are turning on will be turning some charging source on, so the inverter sees good voltage and shuts up.

My guess is you need a whole new set of batteries, and you have to do some steep learning, and possibly replace the charging equipment, or you'll murder the new ones too.

What is the charging source for this battery bank?

happy coaching!

Thank you!!!

I think our charging source is a Paralaxx Power Systems Series 500 converter/charger. 

 on: June 25, 2017, 05:09:32 AM 
Started by Dreadnought - Last post by luvrbus
 Tom Detroit did the smart thing letting you truckers find the trouble spots for the 8v92 Grin they only built 11,000 of the double O engines

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