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Forum: Cummins Engines 10-03-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,853
Posted By jauguston
I am a bit late to this discussion but my early...

I am a bit late to this discussion but my early 1999 ISB had a one piece exhaust manifold. They cracked. The two piece one replaced it and was a good fix.

Jim
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,285
Posted By jauguston
Additives are not needed for diesel fuel but...

Additives are not needed for diesel fuel but there is a issue with diesel fuel that needs to be considered. Diesel fuel is blended differently in summer than it is in the winter. Summer diesel has a...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-29-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,274
Posted By jauguston
The simplicity of the Trickl-Start is its big...

The simplicity of the Trickl-Start is its big advantage. You charge your house batteries any way you like. The Trickl-Start diverts 5A maximum from the house batteries and directs it to the chassis...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-28-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,274
Posted By jauguston
Although that circuit will work it is far more...

Although that circuit will work it is far more complex than the three wires for the Trickl-Start. It has three wires. One to each big terminal on the boost solenoid and one to ground-that is it. The...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-27-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,274
Posted By jauguston
Trickl-Start. Very simple to install and...

Trickl-Start. Very simple to install and inexpensive.

Jim
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-12-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,698
Posted By jauguston
Up to 40' buy as long and as many slides as you...

Up to 40' buy as long and as many slides as you can afford. You won't regret it. A raised frame chassis that allows pass through storage compartments is a plus.

Jim
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 03-10-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,695
Posted By jauguston
Hoss, If you have a rear radiator and the...

Hoss,

If you have a rear radiator and the engine slobber tube has not been extended to exit behind the rad/intercooler cleaning them will almost surely fix your overheating.

Jim
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 03-08-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,902
Posted By jauguston
The Filterbarn $9.22 price for the ELF7483 does...

The Filterbarn $9.22 price for the ELF7483 does not include free shipping. Their shipping fee to me is $14.68 making it $23.90. I bought one from Amazon for $19.95 and free shipping. It came from...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-06-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By jauguston
Koni FSD. Not Bilsteins. Koni cost more and there...

Koni FSD. Not Bilsteins. Koni cost more and there is a reason.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-06-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By jauguston
Koni FSD.

Koni FSD.
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 03-03-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,902
Posted By jauguston
One of the reasons given for the 10-30...

One of the reasons given for the 10-30 recommendation has to do with the HEUI fuel injection system. It uses engine oil as a hydraulic fluid to make it work. The fellow at Cat I spoke with said the...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 03-03-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,902
Posted By jauguston
These recommendations came from a Cat Customer...

These recommendations came from a Cat Customer service phone call I made trying to get to the bottom of the seeming varying specs on what weight oil to use. He said 10-30 is the basic recommendation...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-02-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,758
Posted By jauguston
Off the sibject a bit but I just replaced my two...

Off the sibject a bit but I just replaced my two GRP 31 FLA chassis batteries. They were Pacific Power brand and were 5 years old and would not crank my C-7 without help from the house booster (6-6v...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 03-02-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,902
Posted By jauguston
I was not looking for the Cat filter. I can buy...

I was not looking for the Cat filter. I can buy them locally. I was looking for the Donaldson filter Art mentioned in Post #3. I found them on Amazon for $19.95 with free shipping. I ordered one...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-28-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,270
Posted By jauguston
Your toad is your life boat on the road. I would...

Your toad is your life boat on the road. I would never leave home without ours no matter where we are going.

Jim
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-28-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,289
Posted By jauguston
If you are having heating issues when using your...

If you are having heating issues when using your MP-8 it is most likely caused by a dirty radiator and not the MP-8. My temperatures have not changed with the MP-8 turned up. I have a rear radiator...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-26-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,289
Posted By jauguston
I have a MP-8 on my 2005 C-7 and like it for the...

I have a MP-8 on my 2005 C-7 and like it for the power increase. I don't track fuel mileage so I don't know if it is better but I don't care.

Jim
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-26-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,902
Posted By jauguston
Truckhelp wants $21.** + $15.00 shipping. Amazon...

Truckhelp wants $21.** + $15.00 shipping. Amazon wants $19.95 with free shipping. I ordered from Amazon.

Jim
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-24-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,902
Posted By jauguston
Filter

I can buy Cat filters locally.

Jim
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-23-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,902
Posted By jauguston
Filter

I have been using the Cat filter And Cat 10-30 oil. Thought I would try the Donaldson but couldn't find a source.

Jim
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-23-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,902
Posted By jauguston
Filter

Art,

Where did you find that filter? I have called around and noone has access to that number.

Jim
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-23-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,902
Posted By jauguston
Thanks Guys. Jim

Thanks Guys.

Jim
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-22-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,902
Posted By jauguston
Premium Cat brand oil filter

Can one of you fine fellers give me the Cat part number for their best oil filter for a C-7. I understand they have more than one level of filter and I want to be as nice as I can to my HEUI fuel...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-21-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,473
Posted By jauguston
Doc, If the wheels went hard over in 10 feet of...

Doc, If the wheels went hard over in 10 feet of backing one of two things went wrong. Either the person you had in the toad holding the steering wheel from spinning didn't or you didn't have someone...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-06-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,904
Posted By jauguston
Those that recommend other than Honda or Yamaha...

Those that recommend other than Honda or Yamaha generators must be deaf. Those two are the quiet ones. Between the two the Honda has a fuel pump to allow the use of a auxilary fuel tank. Yamaha...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-03-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,758
Posted By jauguston
I have six Full River 6v AGM's and aside from...

I have six Full River 6v AGM's and aside from setting the charge voltage to 14.8v they took no other setting changes. They recommend 14.9v for a 12v pair but 14.8v was the highest setting my Magnum...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 02-02-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,836
Posted By jauguston
I would check with NAPA. Give them the dimensions...

I would check with NAPA. Give them the dimensions and they can probably get you one. I got one for the last coach we had with a 5.9 ISB Cummins from them.

Jim
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-02-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,573
Posted By jauguston
My guess is that 99% of RV'ers leave there...

My guess is that 99% of RV'ers leave there propane ON when driving and that includes me.

Jim
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-26-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,473
Posted By jauguston
My post is a simple truth and needs no further...

My post is a simple truth and needs no further explanation. I have recieved several PM's that agree and thank me for saying it.

Jim
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-25-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,473
Posted By jauguston
This thread is a perfect example that proves that...

This thread is a perfect example that proves that most drivers of motorhomes have little or no mechanical knowledge.

Jim
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-23-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,473
Posted By jauguston
The primary reason backing is discouraged is the...

The primary reason backing is discouraged is the effect of the toad front wheel caster. With a assistant in the toad holding the steering wheel the caster force is very slight if the wheels are kept...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-19-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,719
Posted By jauguston
Ray.IN, Actually engine speed does vary fan...

Ray.IN,

Actually engine speed does vary fan speed in the most common hydraulic driven fans. The pump out put varies with its speed and that relates to varying fan speed.

Jim
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-19-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,202
Posted By jauguston
I measured the four drain slots on my drivers...

I measured the four drain slots on my drivers side opening window. They are .875 long and .087 high. Not very big . I have seen nothing on any of the source links for covers that are even close to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,203
Posted By jauguston
I would agree. Jim

I would agree.

Jim
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,203
Posted By jauguston
If the transmission fluid temperature data is...

If the transmission fluid temperature data is available from the OBD port it is still important to find the location of the sending unit. It may very well not be in the right place. The correct...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,477
Posted By jauguston
For the converter to work properly it is...

For the converter to work properly it is important that the 12v output wire is heavy enough to handle the flow to the batteries. The instructions should give what is required. I use the heaviest...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,719
Posted By jauguston
Dirty radiators are the number one cause of...

Dirty radiators are the number one cause of overheating. BUT-it is almost always a problem for rear radiator coaches that have not had the slobber tube extend to behind the radiator. Another...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,203
Posted By jauguston
If I were doing what the OP is considering one...

If I were doing what the OP is considering one thing "I" would do is add a transmission temperature gauge with the sending unit installed at the fluid out to cooler location. That gauge will tell you...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,202
Posted By jauguston
We are the second owner of this coach and there...

We are the second owner of this coach and there is no evidence there were ever covers in the slots. Are they a after market item not usually installed when the coach is built? Where can they be...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-17-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,096
Posted By jauguston
If you are not a pretty good electrician I would...

If you are not a pretty good electrician I would find one and have him add a 30a outlet box to the generator. There is no 220v.

Jim
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-17-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,202
Posted By jauguston
Take a look at the bottom of your drivers side...

Take a look at the bottom of your drivers side window frame outside. There are probably four slots that are water drains. Mine have no covers and I don't think it would be a good idea to have them...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-17-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,689
Posted By jauguston
We use a Mr Heater Buddy propane heater plumbed...

We use a Mr Heater Buddy propane heater plumbed to our 40' coach propane tank. Have been doing this for eight years. 4000 btu on low 9000 btu on high. Certified safe for use in enclosed spaces for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-14-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,689
Posted By jauguston
I believe portable electric heaters are limited...

I believe portable electric heaters are limited to a maximum of 1500w by law. The 20 dollar ones and the multi-hundred dollar ones are all the same potential output.

Jim
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,822
Posted By jauguston
A popular product used by many of the racers at...

A popular product used by many of the racers at the Bonneville Salt Flats is Salt-X. I have a gallon and the suction adapter for a garden hose I use on my boat and flush outboards and use a pump...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 12-27-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 26,340
Posted By jauguston
You see a few people that have Cat problems. You...

You see a few people that have Cat problems. You DON'T see the thousands who are not having any issues with them. Judging whether to buy anything based upon what you read on internet problems someone...
Forum: Boondocking 12-27-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,079
Posted By jauguston
Something else to consider when talking about...

Something else to consider when talking about recharging is recharge voltage. For the longest time 14.4v has been suggested as the maximum voltage that should be used to recharge 12v battery banks....
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-20-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,590
Posted By jauguston
Are you sure your system doesn't do it already....

Are you sure your system doesn't do it already. Put a volt meter on your chassis batteries then on your house batteries with no shore power connected. Then do the same with shore power connected. If...
Forum: Damon 12-20-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,847
Posted By jauguston
A call to Freightliner with your chassis serial...

A call to Freightliner with your chassis serial number should tell you but it is almost surely drawing from only one tank for both. Mine does for our Onan QD 7500.

Jim
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-16-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,992
Posted By jauguston
For me the stock Samurai tail lights were small...

For me the stock Samurai tail lights were small and not particurlarly bright. The 60 LED oval lights for big trucks are VERY bright. I had already installed them on my utility trailer and boat...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By jauguston
I just renewed our Coachnet and they now include...

I just renewed our Coachnet and they now include travel assistance and vehicle transportation back home if you have a medical issue and can't drive if you are more than 100 miles from home as well as...
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