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Old 01-20-2005, 12:17 PM   #1
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While doing some other things under the engine, I saw a hose that appears to be deteriorating. It is a radiator type hose that runs from the middle of the block to a belt driven accessory that I would guess is the air compressor. So, here is my question:

What is the best type of documentation for me to order to solve "locations" problems like this. I have All-Data CDROMS for my passenger cars and would prefer something similar for my Cummins ISB. I never intend to go as far as tearing the block down but not having some technical reference that at least shows components is driving me crazy. The small book on the Cummins that I got with the MH just doesn't help much.

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While doing some other things under the engine, I saw a hose that appears to be deteriorating. It is a radiator type hose that runs from the middle of the block to a belt driven accessory that I would guess is the air compressor. So, here is my question:

What is the best type of documentation for me to order to solve "locations" problems like this. I have All-Data CDROMS for my passenger cars and would prefer something similar for my Cummins ISB. I never intend to go as far as tearing the block down but not having some technical reference that at least shows components is driving me crazy. The small book on the Cummins that I got with the MH just doesn't help much.

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I'm not familiar with diesels, but on a gas engine that sounds like the water pump bypass hose. Not sure if a diesel has something similar or not. I would think so though.

Does that "belt driven accessory" have another, larger hose coming from the bottom of it, possibly going to the radiator?
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Try Ebay. Don't know which motor you have.There are a few Cummins 5.9L service manuals listed now. I got manuals for my Caterpillar there.
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Thanks for the suggestions.

Birdracer, there is no hose that I can see going to the radiator. There is a wire mesh type hose running out of it that goes toward the front of the vehcile. It would only be fuel line or air line, in my opinion.

3huskies, I hadn't thought of Ebay. I'll give that a try. Mine is a 1999 vintage 5.9 Cummins rated at 275hp.
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Is there any way you can take a picture of it to post here? I'm sure some of the guys with diesel experience could tell you what it is.
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I'll see if I can post a picture of the hose this weekend.

While I'm interested in solving this particular problem, too, my main interest is in finding a way to solve all of my problems like this. I searched Ebay and found some manuals but they appear to be for engines found in pick-up trucks rather than motor homes. Since I suspect that my defective hose is part of the air compressor set up on my engine, it is unlikely that any of those manuals would help me. Further, I'm trying to avoid carrying manuals with me when I travel and would prefer to have the info on CDROMs. Perhaps noone has yet done this for things like motor home engines. I know better than to expect a CDROM for the motor home itself.

I just didn't want to miss an opportunity to benefit from someone else who has found a solution to the manuals problems. I may just have to accept the standard Cummins hardcopy versions. I still haven't figured out which of those would serve my purposes best.

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Charles: That sounds like the compressor air inlet hose...I have not found any of the Cummins manuals on CD. I did order the Customized parts Catalog for my engine (ISB260) and the illustrations help identify some parts. But basically only Cummins parts. Other manufacturer's parts installed by Freightliner are not shown. Alternator, power steering etc. I Know the problem with Manuals, I started with a soft side briefcase for them but I'm well past that stage. Good luck and I'd be interested if you find a CD is available.
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