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Old 07-01-2011, 09:15 AM   #1
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Mystery Engine Part

Hey Guys,
Can anyone identify this engine part? It's right in the center of the photo and has TDC printed right above it. It looks like a filler cap for something-could it be related to the PAC brake?
Thanks in advance for your help!
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That is where you add engine oil.
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That is where you add engine oil.
That's what mine looks like.
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Thanks, Guys! We added oil at the top of the engine block, having to lift the bed to access it well. Is it the case that there are 2 places to add engine oil?
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Thanks, Guys! We added oil at the top of the engine block, having to lift the bed to access it well. Is it the case that there are 2 places to add engine oil?
I can't say for sure. I've never lifted our bed to add oil. And, I've never really noticed anything that looked like a fill tube when the bed is lifted. But, then again, I haven't really looked that closely. When the bed is lifted, I'm always there for a particular reason.
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That is the Oil Fill as previously mentioned. It was added so that You don't have to Lift the Bed and drag all those Greasy Oil Containers through the Coach!
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My buddy reminded me that these engines are desinged for use in many different applications and chassis styes, so Cummins may have put in two filler locations in order to accomodate more applications.
Thanks to all of you guys!
Headed for Yellowstone tomorrow~!
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My buddy reminded me that these engines are desinged for use in many different applications and chassis styes, so Cummins may have put in two filler locations in order to accomodate more applications.
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That is exactly what happened. They have two fills.
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You could use the third fill spout, too! The dipstick tube. A little tricky without a gun, though.
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