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Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 11-09-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,868
Posted By discovery39s
I could take two naps, change the hose and catch...

I could take two naps, change the hose and catch a shower in that amount of time.
It's two -6 ORB fittings to remove and replace the hose....... My gosh, that's incredible to charge that amount of...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 11-08-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,868
Posted By discovery39s
No worries Cat, it's called "Oldtimers". I have...

No worries Cat, it's called "Oldtimers". I have what they call selective hearing/memory.
Take care
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 11-08-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,868
Posted By discovery39s
Cat, I have measured the flow of a new HEUI for...

Cat,
I have measured the flow of a new HEUI for design criteria on a product.
A new HEUI puts out 3.1 gpm maximum. 4,200 psi @ 100% engine load. No centrifugal filter will withstand that pressure....
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-19-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Discovery: Rear Furnace
Views: 544
Posted By discovery39s
I neglected to mention. I applied clear silicone...

I neglected to mention. I applied clear silicone to the back side of the board after cleaning. Provides a layer of protection so moisture cannot accumulate directly on the solder tracks. The better...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-15-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Discovery: Rear Furnace
Views: 544
Posted By discovery39s
Here is the possible issue that I have...

Here is the possible issue that I have experienced. Pull the board and inspect to see if there is a white haze on the back of the control board. This haze was moisture that dried to create enough...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-14-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,207
Posted By discovery39s
JC, Glad to hear. Protect those injectors I...

JC,
Glad to hear. Protect those injectors I say!
Travel safe my friend.
George
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-13-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By discovery39s
Sounds like a good choice. Good luck to you.

Sounds like a good choice.
Good luck to you.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-13-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By discovery39s
Type is relative to where you are located. Pure...

Type is relative to where you are located. Pure syn is a better choice for cold climates.
Not saying Dino oil isn't a good choice but not in cold climates due to the viscosity when things get frosty...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-13-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By discovery39s
I would highly recommend you Google CAT...

I would highly recommend you Google CAT authorized repair shops in your area.
Many veterinarians out there that service dogs but have no clue on Cats!
So many technical requirements to accurately...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-13-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,207
Posted By discovery39s
The young man already experienced intermittent...

The young man already experienced intermittent injector loss before installing the post filter. His attempt was to delay the inevitable. Sorry for him, his attempt was genuine but after the fact.
...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-12-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,207
Posted By discovery39s
I agree. Or install a "T" on the primary side and...

I agree. Or install a "T" on the primary side and check the pump outlet pressure.
It appears the profession is dwindling regarding proficiency in diagnosis. Many part re-placers it seems. Sad
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 10-12-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,207
Posted By discovery39s
Some words of wisdom regarding the post HEUI...

Some words of wisdom regarding the post HEUI filter.
One owner installed this on his 3126 HEUI system that already had a failing HEUI pump. Within 5,000 miles of installing the post filter, the...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-29-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By discovery39s
Jay, I didn't experience your issue but I also...

Jay,
I didn't experience your issue but I also found my sensor wire to be tied down like a piano string to the radiator hose when doing valve lash adjustment. I too released the tension and dressed...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-26-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By discovery39s
Forget to mention. I looked at my inlet manifold...

Forget to mention. I looked at my inlet manifold and there are two plugged ports. Not sure if your engine has them but you could access a port to measure the pressure.
Good luck!
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-26-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By discovery39s
Country, My coach runs right around 20-22f...

Country,
My coach runs right around 20-22f differential. (ambient to air inlet temp). This is relative to engine load. Not sure what ambient you recorded this against but sounds right for 90-95f....
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-19-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By discovery39s
Country, Have you checked your air inlet temp...

Country,
Have you checked your air inlet temp when your boost appears to be low?
Can you see that on your scan?
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-18-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By discovery39s
My RAD had a "Circle of Grim" that in no way...

My RAD had a "Circle of Grim" that in no way would "cleaning assembled" in the coach eliminated the problem. In the lower right corner behind the CAC was packed full of "stuff". My current annual...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-17-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By discovery39s
You could just T off your boost sense line with...

You could just T off your boost sense line with an analog gauge, run it into the coach and have someone watch the gauge to verify. Simple, low cost method.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-16-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By discovery39s
Has it decreased over time or is this new? Are...

Has it decreased over time or is this new? Are you now just able to read the boost pressure? 45 Lbs. sounds right.
Before spending $$$ I would pressure test between the turbo compressor tube to the...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-14-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By discovery39s
I removed my entire rear mounted RAD/CAC last...

I removed my entire rear mounted RAD/CAC last year and was shocked at how it was caked with the heavy clay like material (oil and dirt mixture). Completed entire bearing replacement, fresh paint and...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 09-14-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By discovery39s
Sounds like you have a solid coach now. What was...

Sounds like you have a solid coach now. What was your boost pressure prior to the service? Living in Ohio, I always rinse my Rad and Cac every time I wash the coach just to rinse off any possible...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-31-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,207
Posted By discovery39s
Joe, Looking back at our emails I see you are...

Joe,
Looking back at our emails I see you are just a state away. We are gone for three weeks in September. So, something before or after would work to take a drive over to see me.
George
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-30-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,207
Posted By discovery39s
I think it's important to qualify "rebuild"...

I think it's important to qualify "rebuild" verses "remanufactured".
I ordered a unit from a vendor on the web, non-Cat dealer, to discover when it came in that parts of the HEUI were obviously not...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-29-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,207
Posted By discovery39s
Journey Cat, Thank you for sharing. I guess I...

Journey Cat,
Thank you for sharing. I guess I need to retract my statement of replacing a HEUI in a parking lot. Or, I should say: "The new double roller bearing model with a possibility of needing...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-28-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,207
Posted By discovery39s
I agree with member Cat regarding the...

I agree with member Cat regarding the improvements made on the HEUI pump over recent years. I also agree that the HEUI pump is easy to replace for a back yard mechanic. Regardless of where...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-28-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,207
Posted By discovery39s
ANY additional filtering on any system will aid...

ANY additional filtering on any system will aid in the contamination potential. The pre-filter to the HEUI will avoid potential damage to the HEUI if the cooler plate is distorted and leaking...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-18-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By discovery39s
Napa sells a premium belt, Green in color. I've...

Napa sells a premium belt, Green in color. I've had other brands do as you described. Some screamed at idle until replacing with the Green belt only, no other work completed.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-15-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By discovery39s
One last item regarding the turbo's on these Cat...

One last item regarding the turbo's on these Cat engines.
The great debate about full syn oil verses conventional is valid mainly regarding the turbo lubrication. Here is why. You and the wife are...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-14-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By discovery39s
CountryB, Here is the Cat method:...

CountryB,
Here is the Cat method: https://www.catengine.info/workshop/3126/3116-and-3126-truck-engines-turbocharger-adjusting.html

I use vacuum on the diaphragm to verify full closed position....
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-14-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By discovery39s
Hi Rook, I'm a 40 year plus "motor head" and...

Hi Rook,
I'm a 40 year plus "motor head" and have helped out folks that I have met through other items I have designed in the past for HEUI systems. Do I have a shop? Yes, but not a formal every day...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-14-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By discovery39s
Turbo Waste Gate Issues

Just finished diagnosing the "Low Power", "Come and Go, issue on a 3126 for a very nice couple from PA. The gentlemen stated his power would come and go. Sometime it pulled like it did when new,...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-11-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By discovery39s
Regarding a sudden starting issue when your coach...

Regarding a sudden starting issue when your coach ran normal.

I have experienced customers that was told by repair houses that many other expensive components were failed to only find a $162.00...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-04-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By discovery39s
I can only share our 04 surround sound wiring....

I can only share our 04 surround sound wiring. Hope this helps.

The sub is located by the drivers seat. Two speakers, one above the fridge, the other above the kitchen sink. They are "speaker"...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-04-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By discovery39s
I would take yours are spring return, single...

I would take yours are spring return, single acting? I found welded cylinders at a place called Bailey's hydraulic supply. I replaced two for a customer. You would need to remove the old brackets...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-04-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By discovery39s
Not to say that air hasn't intruded into the fuel...

Not to say that air hasn't intruded into the fuel system somehow, but you stated "on the way home". That said, was this issue after a fill up? As member Cat stated, many items could be the cause. One...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-03-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By discovery39s
Did you try the unplug? Sounds to me like an...

Did you try the unplug? Sounds to me like an "erratic" IAP. Seen it many times before.
By the OEM replacement, about $162.00 bucks at mine in Cleveland, Ohio. Be sure to have your serial number...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-02-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By discovery39s
I have replaced many IAP's for people. I tried an...

I have replaced many IAP's for people. I tried an "Ebay" sensor ONCE and only ONCE. It lasted about two months and down to the Cat dealer I went. Rare I found the ECM threw a code for the IAP. Unplug...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-21-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By discovery39s
Our 3126E runs at 115f air inlet temp with 80f...

Our 3126E runs at 115f air inlet temp with 80f ambient air temp and 192 coolant. Clean Rad and CAC make a big difference. They dont like elevated inlet air temps due to a blocked CAC.
Good for you!
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-04-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By discovery39s
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-04-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By discovery39s
Bingo! Good for you Dick. I actually carry a...

Bingo! Good for you Dick. I actually carry a spare IAP after seeing so many that have failed. The simple unplug test takes the "guess" or "opinions" out of the picture and saves many other expensive...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-03-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By discovery39s
Glad to hear Dick. I've experienced the IAP...

Glad to hear Dick. I've experienced the IAP several times. That little bugger will cause the symptoms your are experiencing.

Keep us posted!:dance:
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-02-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By discovery39s
Another IAP sensor test that so often appears. ...

Another IAP sensor test that so often appears.
If the last time you ran the coach it was perfect then one day you attempt to start and it bucks and stumbles. A simple test to prove the IAP failed is...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-02-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By discovery39s
The IAP sensor is a pressure transducer and feeds...

The IAP sensor is a pressure transducer and feeds back to the ECM the current pressure.
I have experienced several original IAP's that produced and intermittent feedback to the ECM and then throwing...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-02-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By discovery39s
You can complete a self inspection of the HEUI...

You can complete a self inspection of the HEUI for signs of internal failure mode. New style HEUI with the rectangular head is pretty simple. PM me and I can send you a detailed procedure to...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-02-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By discovery39s
code 39 is or could be several components....

code 39 is or could be several components. Defective HEUI (coil/connection), Defective IAP sensor or a major oil leak on an injectors that is causing intermittent oil pressure.

I have experienced...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-02-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By discovery39s
Is it hard staring at any time? Have you...

Is it hard staring at any time? Have you experienced a "stumble" after starting then seems to idle okay? Need to have a bit more info to aid in diagnosing.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 05-20-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By discovery39s
I'm not a big fan of cold oil changes for the...

I'm not a big fan of cold oil changes for the fact that warm or hot oil helps carry out any suspended solids. YES, the HEUI will retain some oil however the volume isn't enough to be concerned unless...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 05-16-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,207
Posted By discovery39s
Mike, Excellent question. Any amount of added...

Mike,
Excellent question. Any amount of added protection is a good thing. Good OL stainless steel hose clamps on each end will provide protection against pinhole or socket drips. The idea is simply...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 05-16-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,207
Posted By discovery39s
The HEUI piston pump does have pulsation that...

The HEUI piston pump does have pulsation that with steel tubing can and will cause failure of steel tubing. The pulsation causes harmonics, vibration, At lower RPM the harmonics are less due to pump...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 05-11-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,355
Posted By discovery39s
Gadget, I'm sure I would be brain shy of...

Gadget,
I'm sure I would be brain shy of whatever your profession may be. Not a matter of "dumb", only the fact we have a great group of members that share some great knowledge we have accumulated...
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