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Old 07-28-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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C9 And oil

Got a new to us Country Coach 8 years old with a C9 with 25K miles on it. Took it home from dealer and drove across the AZ desert for 300 miles home. When I got home, there was oil up the back of the coach. Cleaned it off and let it sit and then checked the oil. It was high. Not excessively (above the top line and over the "F" of "Full"). Called the dealer who is sticking by all probs and they sent me to a place here in town. They could find no problem except the overfill. They changed the oil and filter again and really watched the level as they added. Drove it yesterday for 2 hours yesterday on interstate, up pretty steep hills in desert heat, checked it all along and no oil. Ran perfect, oil pressure around 50. Think I've got it?
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You likely have fixed the problem.....but may have created others. I understand that one of the things that happens when you "overfill" the oil in a Cat engine is it blows excess oil out the "slobber tube". And.......if the slobber tube has not been extended past the radiator fan intake, it coats the back of the radiator and the AC condenser coils and usually splatters all over any "toad" that may be back there. Of course, an oil coated radiator and AC condenser coils soon plug up with road dirt......your engine overheats and your AC is kapot! Check it out, you may need to clean everything up! Rook
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Fortunately wasn't towing anything (feel sorry for whoever traveled behind me). Have a side draft radiator so it wasn't effected. Dealer is going to steam clean the under carriage, but it really isn't that bad.
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Congrads on your new Country Coach. This is the main reason I change my own oil and fiters and other service work. With the side radiator you should be ok but you should check for any oil buildup. Has the coach had the wet PTO installed a must or the price of ownership may go up.
http://www.jdrv1.com/sitebuildercont...s/pto-101a.pdf
Plus keep and eye on the radiator for leaks if you ever need one this is the only way to go.
http://www.radiatorsupplyhouse.com/a...flyer12-08.pdf
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Don't know whether wet pto has been installed or not. I went under to look but don't know where to look exactly. There's a guy here in town that does that. Checking with him this week.
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Just remember to change the oil sooner than later because the injectors shear the oil and helps the fuel pump and adding cetane boost to the fuel will help. Here is a little info
http://www.cat.com/cda/files/87775/7/pehp9526.pdf
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I agree you have maybe caught the overfill b4 it got too bad. I had that happen to a previous, coach and drove 2000 miles before I figured out the problem. the blow tube continued to leak after that, now I check the oil level after every oil change
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wet PTO

2 Stricker is the PTO only an issue with CC or was it used on other coaches. I have a 2007 Monaco Beaver with a CAT C9

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2 Stricker is the PTO only an issue with CC or was it used on other coaches. I have a 2007 Monaco Beaver with a CAT C9

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I would send them an e-mail and see what they have to say
CHELSEA PTO
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I think it is only the CC with this problem
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Don't know whether wet pto has been installed or not. I went under to look but don't know where to look exactly. There's a guy here in town that does that. Checking with him this week.
. Just a follow up. I figured out where to look, found out it was still a dry PTO, found the Chelsea wet conversion part on the internet, took it to a truck mechanic in town and had it installed. The one he took off was pretty scarred up. Cost me about $700 for the whole thing. Cheap compared to a failure.
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What does a PTO pump have to do with a oil overfill. Jim
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I'm with rvjimmy, what are they running with a Chelsea PTO pump, my crane truck uses the Cummins 5.9 has one for the hydraulic pump. Do tell what it is used for on this RV ?
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the more I see of this, the more I am glad I do not have a Country Coach, why over complicate a simple issue ??
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What does a PTO pump have to do with a oil overfill. Jim
Nothing, it was just a comment that may save someone some big bucks.
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