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Forum: Cummins Engines Today, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By mackwrench
EGR cooler, that's part of the emissions system....

EGR cooler, that's part of the emissions system. Hot exhaust gases are routed from the EGR valve, over the top of engine in the red pipe and pushed through that cooler to bring temp down before it...
Forum: Cummins Engines Today, 05:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,386
Posted By mackwrench
I added an Airdog Raptor pump, I had replaced my...

I added an Airdog Raptor pump, I had replaced my OEM lift pump a year or so ago, and since the last one lasted 20 years, I didn't want to bypass it. But I know it's a sore subject for some here, lol...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
American Coach: Turbo whistle
Views: 108
Posted By mackwrench
If you've no power issue, then I'd say all's...

If you've no power issue, then I'd say all's good.....if you had a boost leak, it'll have low power.....

Do you have any type of scan tool that will hook up to the J1708 under dash connector? I...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-12-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By mackwrench
As much as I personally enjoyed the area i don't...

As much as I personally enjoyed the area i don't think there's a bad time to see the area.... except winter!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-12-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By mackwrench
Was there in July 2019 pre-pandemic, great...

Was there in July 2019 pre-pandemic, great national monument, if possible try to be there at dusk for the flag lowering and lighting show.
Was a moving experience.
Check out Deadwood as well...
...
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-06-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By mackwrench
+1 on the Restore...and once off oil cooler easy...

+1 on the Restore...and once off oil cooler easy to test using some fabed up block off plates and shop air.

It sounds like OP ain't got a big leak or it'd be blowing coolant/oil slick out of...
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-06-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By mackwrench
Only my $0.02 .....I would not suggest using...

Only my $0.02
.....I would not suggest using the Dawn soap in the cooling system. I have many times used a small box of powdered Cascade dishing washing detregent. It will not foam, bubble and is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-05-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By mackwrench
The controller should be mounted in one of the...

The controller should be mounted in one of the middle basement compartments, on the top of the compartment. Maybe a plastic or felt covered box over it.
Forum: Cummins Engines 01-01-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,254
Posted By mackwrench
Just thinking out loud but if you're installing a...

Just thinking out loud but if you're installing a raptor pump VS a complete system.... what about leaving the OEM lift pump as is, and plumbing the raptor pump after the lift pump and before the...
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-31-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By mackwrench
ISM Cummins is a electronic controlled engine. ...

ISM Cummins is a electronic controlled engine.

Been a while since I worked on one, but I don't recall a electric lift pump. The M series Cummins used a PT type of gear driven fuel pump, it used a...
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-30-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By mackwrench
ISL is almost identical to ISC

ISL is almost identical to ISC
Forum: Cummins Engines 12-30-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By mackwrench
Yes, and done often. EGR is the worst thing to...

Yes, and done often. EGR is the worst thing to happen to modern diesel engines.....and can be done w/o deleted DPF.

Just google it. There's more than a few options.
I don't want to post a link...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-08-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By mackwrench
the rear air suspension ride height out of spec...

the rear air suspension ride height out of spec will cause a driveline vibration
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 11-06-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
American Coach: Allison md 3060 whine
Views: 260
Posted By mackwrench
New to you coach of that vintage may not have...

New to you coach of that vintage may not have synthetic transmission fluid.
Be good to service it, replace filters and use Allison Transynd fluid (or approved equivalent)
Lot depends on which...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-02-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By mackwrench
There's a nut on the bolts inside of the frame....

There's a nut on the bolts inside of the frame. The bolts go though the governor and the chassis.

As posted, if you can't get them off, a grinder will cut heads off fairly easy.

Your going to...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-01-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,338
Posted By mackwrench
Ray, your right. Rear axle thrust must be checked...

Ray, your right. Rear axle thrust must be checked when doing total alignment, as well as ride height.

My coach didn't have any irregular tire wear, wasn't pulling to one side and steering wheel...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-31-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,338
Posted By mackwrench
Thought I'd update this thread with the rest of...

Thought I'd update this thread with the rest of the work.
I replaced the remaining 7 tie rod ends this week.
Note that the drag link part number I used above, the one at the steering box end of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-31-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,047
Posted By mackwrench
Cheaper? Perhaps....easier? Hmmm

Cheaper? Perhaps....easier? Hmmm
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-30-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,047
Posted By mackwrench
Ditch, I get it. You want to put the slides in...

Ditch, I get it. You want to put the slides in and move/drive it to where you're going to live in it..... I don't think your planning to make it long term road worthy?

Looking like the slides may...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-28-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,659
Posted By mackwrench
Be aware that altering ride height from spec can...

Be aware that altering ride height from spec can affect other front suspension and steering alignment settings.

The coach should be on level (as possible) ground. Measure the distance from the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-26-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,958
Posted By mackwrench
You don't use the dipstick tube to pull the oil...

You don't use the dipstick tube to pull the oil out, You take a hose and push it down dipstick tube until it reachs bottom of pan. I've done many marine and stationary/generator engines like this...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 10-22-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By mackwrench
Translation: Hello everyone, I live in...

Translation:

Hello everyone, I live in France and I own a Monaco diplomat from 2004 and 40 p long. I'm having trouble finding a complete drag link or the solder-in ball joint. I also need rear...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-19-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By mackwrench
twinboat is spot on....he's measuring slack...

twinboat is spot on....he's measuring slack adjuster free travel...

Be careful, the videos you seen could be a unit with manual slack adjusters.
The chassis was mfg. with automatic brake slack...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-18-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By mackwrench
Aaron, I have same setup on my 99 Eagle, been all...

Aaron, I have same setup on my 99 Eagle, been all over Montana the Dakota's from Florida with the same exhaust brake. From your post, yours seems to be ok.
I try to keep my speed at the minimum mph,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-15-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,270
Posted By mackwrench
Ron, I'm glad you got it resolved. There's a...

Ron, I'm glad you got it resolved. There's a whole lot of "experts" on the internet, hopefully your able to move on from this.
Many people have bad dealership experiences, and many more have great...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-13-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,270
Posted By mackwrench
Probably since it's best practices to replace...

Probably since it's best practices to replace brake shoes on both sides of the respective axle.

(The chassis should have quick change shoes, only require wheel removal and drum will then slip...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-13-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,270
Posted By mackwrench
While I know nothing about your situation,...

While I know nothing about your situation, there's a few things you asked them to to that perhaps triggered this:

If I was the tech and was handed a repair order to check wheel hub caps leak, I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-09-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By mackwrench
That's very cool! Someone obviously put a lot of...

That's very cool! Someone obviously put a lot of time into that project.

....but just a matter of time somebody will chime in on the tires, tire air pressure, the lack of slides, what type of oil...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-07-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By mackwrench
The pipes are rigid mounted, the "flex" is...

The pipes are rigid mounted, the "flex" is handled at the stainless flex pipe...if the clamp won't tighten the joint up, it may be stretched. Probably need to replace the band clamp.
You should be...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 10-07-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By mackwrench
I also just replaced mine a few weeks ago.......

I also just replaced mine a few weeks ago.... also got it from Spartan...I ain't dealing with some "fit all" muffler. Plus I wanted it quiet, I ain't big on loud exhaust anymore.
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Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-07-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
American Coach: Power gear 3 leg system
Views: 305
Posted By mackwrench
I'll do the same, and my 99 eagle is parked just...

I'll do the same, and my 99 eagle is parked just outside on my driveway.

It's absolutely no issue for me to look, or send a picture here.
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-04-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 79,140
Posted By mackwrench
Bad idea....A soft metal plug would burn though...

Bad idea....A soft metal plug would burn though in short order, and then make it's way into intake manifold to be digested causing engine
damage...


There's a few threads here on this,
...
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-28-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By mackwrench
On the positive cable connection of chassis...

On the positive cable connection of chassis batteries, there should be 2 smaller gauge wires that are for engine/transmission ECM. There is a fuse holder a few inches from the connection, most of the...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-25-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,304
Posted By mackwrench
That's one way to fix it!

That's one way to fix it!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By mackwrench
Best idea yet!

Best idea yet!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By mackwrench
It's designed to have some resistance, The piston...

It's designed to have some resistance, The piston in the valve has a few o-rings...with the valve pulled out, spray a little silicone lube on the shaft and push/pull it a few times (that didn't sound...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-20-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By mackwrench
I've replaced the slide cover and rewound the...

I've replaced the slide cover and rewound the spring on my 99 eagle, it looks like a standard awning type spring?

I wonder if once you got it a part of a garage door repair guy could match it up?...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-17-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By mackwrench
I also have a 2000 ISC with J1708 port, I...

I also have a 2000 ISC with J1708 port, I purchased this from Amazon...does all I ask, will read/clear trouble codes, read live sensor data...and will do both HD truck and automotive OBDII.
It'll...
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-15-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By mackwrench
Do you use the Cummins quickserve site? Using...

Do you use the Cummins quickserve site?
Using your engine s/n you'll be able to get the Cummins part number and source it that way....
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-11-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By mackwrench
Most are just behind and above a bit of the...

Most are just behind and above a bit of the starter.
However, depends on coach builders. There's also a place for it just above oil filter housing.
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-11-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By mackwrench
If the container lid is good and will seal, then...

If the container lid is good and will seal, then the def should fine. Store it in a cool place out of direct sunlight, def has a shorter shelf life at higher temperature.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-10-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By mackwrench
Looks like transmission fluid spot on concrete. ...

Looks like transmission fluid spot on concrete.

Check transmission fluid level...

My wag is the line is a automatic transmission cooler line. Runs from radiator to passenger side of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-08-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By mackwrench
The main reason for heat damage like shown is low...

The main reason for heat damage like shown is low voltage/excessive amperage draw. High resistance as well....

Resistance builds heat and melts components.

Does the OP coach stay plugged in...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-08-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By mackwrench
Lol, I might be a 99%'er, but thankfully boater...

Lol, I might be a 99%'er, but thankfully boater keeps my tail covered!

Peace!
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-07-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By mackwrench
I suspect if it's as built 500hp... Most...

I suspect if it's as built 500hp...
Most Americans of that era were 8.3 ISC Cummins, which on mechanical fuel injection toped out at 330 or 350 hp....

But someone could have been hot roddin it.
...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-31-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
American Coach: High Beams not working..
Views: 160
Posted By mackwrench
Not for sure where the main 12v fuse panel is for...

Not for sure where the main 12v fuse panel is for that year, but there's a relay in that box for high beams...

Pretty much can sum it up with one of these being the culprit
1.Steering column...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-29-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By mackwrench
OP, I'd encourage you to site visit the local Cat...

OP, I'd encourage you to site visit the local Cat dealer, as well as other dealers and independent heavy truck shops in your area.
I'd advise against a shop that main biz is motorhome and camper...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 08-27-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 478,891
Posted By mackwrench
Should be a fiberglass roof. Depending on size of...

Should be a fiberglass roof. Depending on size of damage, or just cracking, you can either use some self leveling diacor or a small fiberglass repair patch kit from Walmart or local auto parts......
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-27-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,278
Posted By mackwrench
Well I'll be. Rekon this old dog can learn...

Well I'll be. Rekon this old dog can learn another trick!
Thanks Ray for straighten me out
Forum: Cummins Engines 08-26-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,278
Posted By mackwrench
Ray, I'll wager I've seen hundreds of these...

Ray, I'll wager I've seen hundreds of these filter set-ups, I've never seen one that has a vent to relieve air pressure.
I've seen the element so dirty that there was no air in the bowl...
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