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« on: October 05, 2010, 12:14:16 PM »

Does anyone have a Fast Idle Jake Buffer Switch for sale?  I have an MC9 with an 8v92 that I added Jakes to.

Thanks to all.

Josh
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 12:33:02 PM »

Put me second in line.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 04:07:22 PM »

I have called my Jake dealer to see if they are still avaliable and what the cost is. The last one I bought cost over 600.00

I will let you know asap.

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 04:26:34 PM »

I have a used one left but it was promised to somebody here on the board,we went on vacation and I got a new Apple lap top a few days ago and have lost all the info and I don't won't to pay to download the hard drive from the HP those computer guys think they are a Detroit dealer with their prices. 

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 05:36:39 PM »

clifford, send the disk to me, and i'll put it into a usb external adaptor and send it back to you.  after you get back what you need by transferring it to your new hard drive on the mac, then you can use it for a backup drive.

or tell me what you want done with it.  i owe you.

Don,
I'm not sure i need a $600 jake fast idle switch, but put me on the list if you find a bunch, just in case.  right now, my right foot works just fine.  as soon as the air is up, i either put it in gear, or shut it off until i'm ready. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 07:06:43 PM »

Since mine went south, I manually turn the jake on and off. I can't justify the price if all I've lost is the convenience of it shutting off the jake when I accellerate. If I'm wrong, someone please correct me, thanks, Will
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2010, 09:13:26 PM »

Looks like the new switch is Jake Part Number 01-022351 or Detroit Diesel part 1022351.

http://www.jakebrake.com/pdf/sle465.pdf

Powerline sells them for 182.77.   Still very expensive, but better than $600.

http://www.powerlinecomponents.com/

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 10:44:10 PM »

When Don installed the Jake recently, we went with a buffer switch that did not accommodate fast idle due to the cost.  I think that the one linked by Steve is like that.  I do not miss having the fast idle since I prefer not to idle at all if I can help it.  The switch is in the area of $200. and is worth having even if it is high.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 09:11:55 AM »

Steve;

You are looking at the standard Jake switch, these guy's are talking about the highidle Jake switch. A diffrent animal and not cheep.

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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 09:46:15 AM »

Yep the fast idle switch is 702.00 at WW Williams, another option for you guys if you don't have a cruise control you can buy the King Cruise with fast idle but you still need the standard buffer switch and with that they are around the same price as the fast idle Jake switch.

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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2010, 11:12:51 AM »

Luvrbus:

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Email me at ojgetaway32@aol

Thanks,

Josh
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2010, 12:09:26 PM »

I bought my fast idle Jake buffer switch from MCI about 4 years ago I think about $260.00 and I thought that was nuts



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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2010, 05:06:41 AM »

When we installed our Jake brake we chose to use the Jake foot peddle instead of the buffer switch. I really like this setup because the Jake does not come on everytime I want to take my foot off the pedal and coast. We installed the Jake peddle next to the headlight dimmer switch and if I want to activate the Jake I just press on the peddle. Sometimes on a long gradual grade the Jake is too much to keep on all the time so I can let off the peddle to coast and then press again if my speed picks up. Works great for me as I am more in control.
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2010, 06:43:51 AM »

Hey Tom,

Sounds like that  set up is something I want to look into more.

 Is that peddle control avaiable from Jacobs??

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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2010, 07:23:37 AM »

Even with the foot control he needs a buffer switch wiring a Jake direct will come back to haunt you

good luck
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