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Author Topic: Small glitch on the way home  (Read 4065 times)
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« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2011, 05:34:18 PM »

WOW Aaron, what a super guy & super offer! All I can say is your right about Ken & Ruthi being great people! I haven't met them in person, but talked to them on the phone and boards enough to know about them! (this time last yr they were selling a 60 series engine I wanted bad, but we were having $ problems and couldn't afford it at the moment and they told me "come get it out of our shop, and pay us when you can!" I ended up not being able to make the trip, and Hard Headed Ken called me and asked me if I would be mad if he went ahead and bought it. I told him "By all means no, go for it! I don't have the $ or the time to go get it so help us all out and go for it!")
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That is so awesome for you to offer it!
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« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2011, 05:45:57 PM »

Ruthi,
    Was the outside air temps considerably cooler when you drove to Arcadia than when you drove home?  Jack
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« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2011, 06:08:40 AM »

Jack, yes it was, but, Ken says he thinks he knows when the fan clutch went bad. We stopped for fuel before arriving at Arcadia, and Ken said he smelled something, but, could never find what it was. It must have been that. Anyways, he took the fan off and decided to just lock it down full time.
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« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2011, 06:10:59 AM »

Aaron, sent you a pm. Aaron is one of the best out there. His offer was unbelievable. We are so grateful for friends like that. Thanks to all for your help on this, it is appreciated. Thanks to BK for the kind words too!
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« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2011, 02:11:14 PM »

Ruthi,

I would be careful on how long you have that fan locked like that. If it is anything like MCI's clutch (which it sounds like it is), then my buddy in tech supports says that they have a tendency to shear off before too much time. Then you are really stuck.

So make sure you have a high quality bolt that you put in there (I don't know my bolts very well, but what, a grade 8 would be best. Grade 5 if not?).

FWIW

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« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2011, 02:19:11 PM »

Ruthi, once you get a handle on this problem, you and Ken need to take a look at the air intake.  Most Engines have a 7 inch intake to the filter as a minimum.  While I am pretty sure that is not your problem here, you may have some power loss issues.

Again the first thing I would do is get the air filter "tattletale".  Next, on your ProDriver, watch the boost.  If you are choked down you will see limited boost.

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« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2011, 08:27:14 PM »

Ruthi and Ken, it looks like you made it back just fine. 

Have you figured out why you had the heating problem?

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« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2011, 05:28:47 AM »

Yes we have. It was a bad fan clutch. Ken locked it down for now, and it is running fine. It was a 24 volt, and it only had 12 volt going to it. We are going back out to work tomorrow, so, hope all goes well. Kinda scary, getting the bugs out of a new one. Bad news is, where we are going to be, there is going to be an unusual snow and ice storm.
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« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2011, 07:31:15 AM »

Yes we have. It was a bad fan clutch. Ken locked it down for now, and it is running fine. It was a 24 volt, and it only had 12 volt going

I was questioning if you had a 24 volt clutch.  Your clutch looked original and I had looked at my wiring diagrams when you started having issues and it seemed like the clutch should be 24 volt per the diagram.
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« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2011, 07:49:28 AM »

On a electromagnetic Horton clutch it should not make any difference where it is 12V or 24V only difference is the amp draw 12V is 4 amps 24V is 2 amps you are just creating a magnetic field to make it work fwiw I would replace it with a 3 speed


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« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2011, 08:52:08 AM »

On the aux air compressor on my prevost I tried to test it with 12 volt wouldn"t hold but with 24 volt was rock solid.(reason was thinking of changing to all 12 volt system)  Bob
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« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2011, 10:42:53 AM »

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