Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > POWER TRAIN GARAGE FORUMS > Caterpillar Engine Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-05-2018, 06:24 PM   #1
Registered User
 
RVNeophytes2's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 949
Blog Entries: 1
C-13 Thermostat Change

Sources talk about how easy it is to change, that the "regulator" as thermostats are sometimes called in Caterpillar-speak should be changed every few years.

I loosened my thermostat housing, and all associated connections except for one: it comes affixed to a 1.25" metal tube presumably leading to the water pump. Thinking the tube (it is hard to see) was a hose, I was inching the housing upward, having detached the hose end below. Two things surprised me: the hose end below was unrelated, and the metal tube inched out of the housing, suggesting a slip joint.


'Problem is, it stopped coming out after two inches of upward travel.

In all of the photos of the housing, there is simply an open hole where the tube is stuck, on mine.

Can anyone help? This is not supposed to be a difficult job, but I'm stalled.
RVNeophytes2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-05-2018, 09:43 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
1doodadd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: So Cal
Posts: 1,215
Here is a link of one on eBay. Does your look the same? If so look at the lower tube just after the bend and you will see a rust band with no paint indication a lower clamp holding the tube during vibration. Also you will need the O-ring for the lower slip joint seal. Look at the last pic and you will see the bottom of the regulator ( t-stat ) and inside of the housing is a press in lip seal that you will also need to replace so the t-stat outer housing will seal with the regulator housing. That needs to be levered out, notice how it comes out and it will also need to be installed in the same orientation.

Hope this helps.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Caterpillar...hYpAKZ&vxp=mtr
__________________
2000 42' BEAVER MARQUIS AMETHYST w/tag 2 SLIDES CAT C12 425 hp SOLD.........

2014 Tiffin Allegro Bus 37AP
1doodadd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2018, 11:01 PM   #3
Registered User
 
RVNeophytes2's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 949
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1doodadd View Post
Here is a link of one on eBay. Does your look the same? If so look at the lower tube just after the bend and you will see a rust band with no paint indication a lower clamp holding the tube during vibration. Also you will need the O-ring for the lower slip joint seal. Look at the last pic and you will see the bottom of the regulator ( t-stat ) and inside of the housing is a press in lip seal that you will also need to replace so the t-stat outer housing will seal with the regulator housing. That needs to be levered out, notice how it comes out and it will also need to be installed in the same orientation.

Hope this helps.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Caterpillar...hYpAKZ&vxp=mtr

That really shed some light on the topic. I was lifting the complete assembly, not just the upper housing that you show. Am soaking the upper bolts in penetrating oil, will go at it again in the morning. Thanks.
RVNeophytes2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
thermostat



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Remote thermostat for roof air residential thermostat swap?? supertramp Travel Trailer Discussion 6 01-12-2017 09:39 PM
Allison 3000 fluid change - amounts differ from change to change mhercus Allison Transmission Forum 7 06-04-2015 07:04 PM
change thermostat 1stCougar iRV2.com General Discussion 1 04-16-2011 08:02 AM
Upgrade Duo-Therm thermostat to a Honeywell RTH230B Thermostat Ray Wallace RV Systems & Appliances 7 12-07-2009 09:22 PM
Propane thermostat vs. True-Air electronic thermostat John_Canfield Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 10-18-2005 03:32 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.