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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-04-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Thanks for the destination / confirmation of the...

Thanks for the destination / confirmation of the 'extra ground'
(When I removed the inverter - I 'lost' a load of electricals until I reconnected the 'extra ground' to the temporarily redundant...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-04-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Have you replaced Xantrex with Xantrex - inverter / chargers

After 17 years it looks like our Xantrex RV2012 MSW inverter / charger might have 'died' - presently undergoing 'investigative surgery' to properly diagnose the problem (will not invert) and explore...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-29-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Allure 430 diagnostic ports locations

2005 Allure 430 Hood River (but CAT engined)

two ports on a wall in the battery bay - rearmost bay passenger side

ports also in the driver's area - the 'driver's area ports' in ours were...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 08-30-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,850
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Cat C9 - warm starting issues - close out

All,

Time to close this one out I think - I hope that hasn't tempted fate :eek::eek:

Coming to the end of 2,000 miles around the UK, lots of warm / hot starts thrown in for good measure - no...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-04-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By IanSmith-UK
'Short' serpentine belt

Early investigations with our C9 400bhp suggests that the tensioner 'spring' mounting obstructs the direct line between the alternator and idler pulley :facepalm::facepalm:

The routing of the...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-03-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Serpentine belt

The 080797 is a complete belt - air compressor included
(at least it us on our C9 :cool:)

Ian S.
Exeter UK
2005 CC Allure 430 #31231
CAT C9 400 bhp #9DG02935
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-24-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Levelling compressor enhancement

All,

To close out this thread -
I knew I had seen something somewhere

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f112/leveling-air-compressor-282880-3.html"

So, "problem sorted" :thumb::thumb:

Off to...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 05-18-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,850
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Cat C9 - warm starting issues

In short, no
So I have a new "improved' HEUI pump but still warm starting issues :banghead::banghead:

Covid and extended lockdowns over here in the UK have thwarted significant trouble shooting...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-07-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Levelling compressor enhancement

All,

I saw somewhere, but cannot now find it :facepalm::facepalm:

From my aging memory :whistling::whistling:
someone, somewhere had replaced their (Thomas) on-board levelling compressor with...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 03-11-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,967
Posted By IanSmith-UK
IFS kit

Visit "https://ifskit.com" - it is all there

Have installed the kit on our 2004 C9 (400hp) - shout if you need any pointers (access was my biggest issue)

Safe travels

Ian S
Exeter UK
CC...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-12-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 64,323
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Filter

The filter pictured appears to be on the low pressure oil feed to the HEUI pump
It is not the after market IFS filter, which fits into the high pressure line between the pump and the injectors...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-26-2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,921
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Apologies for delay in response - somebody put...

Apologies for delay in response - somebody put 'the pond' and time differences in between us

To expand a little
in our case the switch was positioned on the frame at the top rear of the upper...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-25-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,921
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Replaced this switch on our 2005 Allure when...

Replaced this switch on our 2005 Allure when steps developed a mind of their own

It is also used to extinguish the 'steps extended' warning lamp on the dash

The switch pictured is made by...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 07-23-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 64,323
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Here, here, George HEUI access / restore on...

Here, here, George

HEUI access / restore on our C9 Country Coach Allure is around 3 hours each way, owing to need to access via bedroom floor to disconnect muffler, up in the air to remove...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 07-02-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,884
Posted By IanSmith-UK
My recent emails from Gregg indicated that...

My recent emails from Gregg indicated that closure was on the 10th July ??

Have Winnebago played yet another 'CC customer friendly card' and closed things earlier than stated ?? :angry::angry:
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-28-2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,850
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Cat C9 - warm starting issues

To update this thread

With thanks to those who have contributed / assisted in this quest

Several hours recently spent with Finnings / CAT connected to ET

Warm starting issues eventually...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-28-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By IanSmith-UK
HEUI pump - internal resistance

All,

To close this thread

One of my CAT techs has been in touch with CAT technical

There is NO data on the resistance of the pump when warm - hence their instructions to check pump...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-27-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Cat C9 alternator

Just going through the same thing with the alternator on our C9 - (diode failing / windings cooked - parts from the USA 6 weeks

Caterpillar price for replacement alternator 1733 + 20% (tax) /...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-18-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Finnings 'slot' now allocated for Tuesday next...

Finnings 'slot' now allocated for Tuesday next week

Will get suggested tests run - more later

Ian S.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-18-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Many thanks - just the info I was after - will...

Many thanks - just the info I was after - will pass to printers / laser cutter

Oh and x3 on the 'bird of paradise' !!

Ian S.
Exeter UK
2005 Allure 430 #31231
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-16-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By IanSmith-UK
HEUI pump - internal resistance

Cat,
This is the frustrating part -
we are not getting any codes - saves those we introduce when trouble shooting

Still trying to get into Finnings to get your PWM data

Be good, if you get...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-15-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,884
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Email sent Sad news, if it proceeds ...

Email sent

Sad news, if it proceeds

Difficult enough to keep these great coaches on the road, especially over here in Europe, without losing the support of the people / experience in JC

Ian...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 06-14-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Fonts used on Country Coach lettering

All,

Am having some bodywork done and dirt / dust skirt panel replaced

This involves, in our case the need to 'replace' the 'Country Coach Allure 430' lettering on the front slides

Printers...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-14-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By IanSmith-UK
HEUI pump internal resistance

With thanks to those that have posted thus far

To those with functioning HEUI pumps :), those who undertake their own maintenance :thumb:, those who are mechanically minded :thumb: and those who...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-12-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,850
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Update on diagnosis - Earlier today, at...

Update on diagnosis -

Earlier today, at George's suggestion was able to install high pressure gauge at the exit from my IFS
(Installation was a piece of cake thanks to the presence of the IFS...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-04-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,850
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Cat C9 - warm starting issues

2010 (purchase) until 2019 - Cat DEO 15W/40 - circa 12.2 cSt @ 100 degrees C

During investigations into the warm starting issue - at the suggestion of / in consultation with Finnings Fluids...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-04-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,850
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Cat C9 - warm starting issues

Engine oil pan oil submitted for analysis at least annually - since warm start issue first manifested itself - testing about every 6 months

IFS filter bowl oil submitted for analysis and...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-04-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,850
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Cat C9 - warm starting issues

Will certainly update thread as things progress - (nothing worse than threads seeking help that are not closed :sad::sad:)

Going to travel and 'road test' for a few weeks now Covid lockdown over...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-03-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,850
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Cat C9 - warm starting issues

To help others that might be contemplating responding

Engine mileage - 31,600 (just over 1,000 hours)

Thanks to 2 Stroker for the reminder - another trouble shoot undertaken but forgotten...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 06-02-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,850
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Cat C9 - warm starting problems

All,

2004 Caterpillar C9 400bhp (9DG02935)

Thanks to those that have made suggestions on this subject thus far

A final "throw of the dice"

Have been experiencing starting problems ...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 01-11-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Door check fittings

All,

?? Did I not read awhile ago on this / another forum that Kevin Waite has 're-designed' door check straps / anchor plates

Certainly IMHO worth an enquiry to explore

Ian S.
Exeter, UK...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-19-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Towing a DP

To add to this comprehensive post

"Things I have learned whilst allied to the 'heavy towing' industry here in the UK and from self experience / research with the industry"

If an IFS front...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-16-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Propane hose & regulator replacement intervals

Hello all from the UK,

Country Coach 2005 Allure - now resident in the UK / touring Europe & N. Africa

I am in the process of replacing / re-positioning my propane regulator
(as due to bad...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 10-29-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Camera cover

Speak with Tim Lazaroe @ RV Cams
looks not dissimilar to the Voyager units on our 2005 Allure

Ian S
Exeter UK
Country Coach 2005 Allure 430 #31231
Cat C9 400bhp
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 04-25-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,159
Posted By IanSmith-UK
HEUI pump IFS

My understanding is the IFS kit is generic - designed around the HEUI pump failure issue and associated substantial repair costs
so, if you have a HEUI pump arrangement, you are in luck

Further...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-04-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,753
Posted By IanSmith-UK
How limiting is 30 amp only ?

All,
I have read this thread with interest - please take this posting in the vein it is meant
We travel extensively in mainland Europe and are currently in the Canary Islands, off the west coast of...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-24-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Bob, Thanks for reply There is nothing...

Bob,

Thanks for reply

There is nothing wrong now with the double glazed panels - they have been successfully rebuilt with new dessicant and butyl, courtesy of a local double glazing unit...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-24-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Anyone due to visit a salvage yard ??

All,

2005 Country Coach 430 Allure 430 - now resident in the UK - and a long way from RV friendly 'shops

I am coming to the end of 'curing' the mistiness in our double glazed window units - I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-24-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Anybody due to visit a salvage yard ??

All,

2005 Country Coach 430 Allure 430 - now resident in the UK - and a long way from RV friendly 'shops

I am coming to the end of 'curing' the mistiness in our double glazed window units - I...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 12-23-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Wally, I feel your pain / frustration Stone...

Wally,
I feel your pain / frustration
Stone Vos is one option
Try Chris @ talin RV is another option - I know he now has Omega arms
https://www.rvawnings1.com/ (David & Mindy) - are another...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 11-26-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By IanSmith-UK
IMHO - send a sample to Tom @ JG Lubricants - so...

IMHO - send a sample to Tom @ JG Lubricants - so much more can be learned from comprehensive expert analysis of fluids - they can advise if pH too high or too low, freezepoint, whether the 'gremlins'...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-25-2017, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,151
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Removing the PTO cooler

Brian,

I have removed / dismantled this cooler and have some images which might assist

PM sent

Ian S.
Exeter UK
2005 Allure 430 #31321
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-30-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Carefree Omega ll pattern / obsolete parts

Thanks to all who responded, contacted me about this

With your help I have located a couple of places that have the parts in stock - am just awaiting an idea of shipping and import dues !!

Not...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-23-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Carefree Omega ll pattern / obsolete parts

All,
Hello from a Country Coach now resident in the UK
Some kind sole managed to reverse into our extended Carefree Omega ll awning yesterday, whilst we were out / away from the parking :sad::sad:...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 04-23-2017, 01:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,616
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Battery compartment

All,
We are lead acid all round at present - have a 'blow out' of the compartment scheduled at spring and autumn (fall) 'shop visits (and on the road when in dustier climes)
The underside of the...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 04-06-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Slide trim

On our Allure - the front slide post trims (and much else!!) are just held in place with silicone

'Cheese wire' (or nylon fishing line ) and slide / saw up behind

At least if that doesn't work...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 04-05-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,238
Posted By IanSmith-UK
plastic battery tray

All,
Greetings from the UK
Do not want to highjack John's thread
Brett's mention of the plastic battery trays reminded me
Am looking to add a 3rd leisure battery to our Allure
Cannot seem to...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 02-17-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Any news from Winnebago/CC in JC?

All,

Had need to call the factory earlier this week - I must remember the 8 hour time difference from this side of the pond!! :facepalm:

Apparently they are producing about 2 'W' units a week...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 03-10-2016, 01:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,694
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Tom, If Mike has no objections - would you...

Tom,

If Mike has no objections - would you be able to post your thoughts of the particle count / condition of the filters on the forum

It would be helpful to learn if my rationale above, about...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 03-09-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,694
Posted By IanSmith-UK
Allison transmission filter changes

If the severity is 0 - does it not suggest that the filters are doing their job adequately ??

Personally I would leave the filters alone alone until the fluid starts to shows early signs of...
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