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Old 02-23-2014, 06:38 PM   #57
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On a diesel that has the fueling locations on both sides do you have to use them or can you fill up your tank from only one location.
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On a diesel that has the fueling locations on both sides do you have to use them or can you fill up your tank from only one location.
Both fills go to the same tank.
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Maybe when I retire I can be the macho man diesel man lol I crack myself up
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Both fills go to the same tank.
But you only want to use one at a time! If you have both open, the first one you start filling will start shooting fuel out the opposite side!
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But you only want to use one at a time! If you have both open, the first one you start filling will start shooting fuel out the opposite side!
This doesn't happen on all rigs so some experimentation with your own coach is a good idea.

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The first truck tranny I had that allowed what I would call "real" down shifting was a '81 Ford F150. And there was a '80 Chevy w/ 454 at my work that would down shift too...that was a HotRod of a truck!

I remember my folks had a '75 El Dorado Class C (Chevy 3500 cab/chassis) that provided limited down-shifting...but it was NOTHING like current models.

I am sure the "car guys" can quote specifics...my opinion is only based on limited experience...but a gas engine with a manual tranny will naturally engine brake while downshifting. A Diesel needs an engine brake of some sort to do that.

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Gas engines have always had engine braking ability. the change mentioned was elimination of slippage in the auto transmission. most new auto trannys have reduced slippage close to the level of the manual tranny.
I say most because my previous V10 Ford had much higher engine braking than my current 8.1L V8 and Allison combo.

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Thanks Steve, but do you know when technology was actually implemented in gas powered motor homes which would allow them to engine brake as effectively as the Jake brakes which come in most DPs?

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Rick,

Glenn uses good words (above) to describe this...

Since early gas RV chassis' from GM, Dodge and Ford often used that makers truck transmissions (referenced above), I believe those '80's era automatic transmissions were the first that were able to transfer the natural engine braking of a gas engine.

But - just to be clear - my point was only to highlight that a gas engine just did this naturally and with no add'l equipment...the bigger the engine - the more braking power.

Whereas, a Diesel engine with an engine brake (exhaust brake or Jake brake or both) will provide amazing engine braking power...and IMHO that's the best way to go My '91 Ford F350 w/ non-turbo IH 7.3 had no engine braking from the factory.

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But you only want to use one at a time! If you have both open, the first one you start filling will start shooting fuel out the opposite side!
Getting off topic here...but I fill my coach with both sides at the same time. No issues. I pumped 80 gallons in less than 5 minutes with two high speed nozzles at a truck stop.
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Getting off topic here...but I fill my coach with both sides at the same time. No issues. I pumped 80 gallons in less than 5 minutes with two high speed nozzles at a truck stop.
And I was going to ask who would fill both at the same time...
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Getting off topic here...but I fill my coach with both sides at the same time. No issues. I pumped 80 gallons in less than 5 minutes with two high speed nozzles at a truck stop.
My fillers (one on each side) are both plumbed to a single "T" that fills the tank. Though this is not an unusual setup, as Koop mentions, they aren't all this way? How you figure out which yours is, without potential for fuel shooting out the side will be left to your imagination?
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