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Other Systems / Re: Red side marker light
« Last post by Captpar on Today at 08:33:52 AM »
Thanks will get the the 2 wire light ,take one wire back .
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Other Systems / Re: Red side marker light
« Last post by Brett Wolfe on Today at 08:19:24 AM »
The new ones with only one wire (which will be the HOT) are grounded through their body to chassis metal/ground.  You may be able to get them to work by connecting the old ground wire to some part of the body of the new light.  If the screws holding the fixture to the body are tight enough, that might work.

Of course, the other option (a better one) is to get the correct two wire style.
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Other Systems / Red side marker light
« Last post by Captpar on Today at 07:56:04 AM »
Side marker light not working,went to auto zone and bought new one.upon opening box I seen it had only one wire ,old one has two (power and ground I assume) one wire  is white one green . Is my new light compatible?
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Retired CAT Diesel Mechanic Guidance / Re: c7 Engine removal
« Last post by trekker01 on June 22, 2020, 09:09:58 AM »
Dave called me back.  Says he just got off the phone with you.  Glad you called him.  Dave knows his stuff.  He is not the kind of person to throw parts at a problem hoping it is the fix.  He gets to the root cause of the problem by trouble shooting and thus knows what will fix it. 

Please summarize what the problem was that caused your original question, and report back on any further issues in getting it fixed without removing the engine.  Dave asked you to have the shop do an oil analysis to confirm his suspicions that a CAT reman head should cure the issue, but for sure report what the results are so you get the best results out of being in this situation.
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Retired CAT Diesel Mechanic Guidance / Re: c7 Engine removal
« Last post by trekker01 on June 21, 2020, 02:04:47 PM »
I am sure it depends on the experience level of whoever is doing it and what equipment they have to do it with, but I would expect most shops will charge you a minimum of $5K to double that for the R&R, just for the labor.  Any parts extra.  Any work on it once out extra. 
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Retired CAT Diesel Mechanic Guidance / c7 Engine removal
« Last post by Jumpin Jack on June 21, 2020, 10:02:17 AM »
Does anyone know how long it takes to remove a Cat C7 motor from 40 phaeton..
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Engine Specifications / Re: Source for Diesel Engine Manuals
« Last post by David.e.atherton on June 19, 2020, 08:01:48 AM »
Ken and Gary, sounds very good addition for information. Little information about Cummins information
since 2018 to now there has been changes and deleted information on Cummins Quick Service of which
Involves technical bulletins, parts and dealer network. There is a still a good parts available but most all
all our motorhomes now put into the Classic group. I bought up technical manuals hard copy pertaining
to what is now called Classic engines that because of age is information is slowly drying up.we are setting
Very good with Caterpillar technical support but dealer support is getting harder finding Shops that will work
motorhome. Ask Dave, Dave Atherton Retired Cat Mechanic
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Engine Specifications / Re: Source for Diesel Engine Manuals
« Last post by trekker01 on June 18, 2020, 12:27:39 PM »
Ken,
Barrington's is located in South Africa.  Wonder if any of our members know of US based manuals that are accessible on-line?   
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Hey Dave, I've Got a Problem / Re: Cummins ISB - 3 bad turbos in 2 years
« Last post by David.e.atherton on June 12, 2020, 07:06:27 AM »
jumpwake, you mention wastegate actuator not being replaced again, yes actuator replacement had several
Problems and that practice had been stopped several years ago. The only way that turbo can be now replaced with A complete assembly. The variable wastegate actuator is a non- serviceable. You are doing the correct
approach on this problem wanting to find the root cause of Same part failure. My suggestion go with new
Turbo complete and not a reman or good used turbo. There many reasons for failure and the tear down and
inspection of your present turbo failure is the aftermath. Have Cummins Factory opinion something is being
overlooked because your problem is very rare. Ask Dave, Dave Atherton Retired Cat Mechanic
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Hey Dave, I've Got a Problem / Re: Cummins ISB - 3 bad turbos in 2 years
« Last post by jumpwake on June 12, 2020, 05:00:54 AM »
Thanks for the reply.  The first turbo was installed by Cummins certified shop, the 2nd was at Cummins.  I don't plan on wrenching on this myself, but I'm just seeking as much info as possible.  I know Cummins won't replace the actuator alone anymore.  I do not know if they had it on Insite or not, but I can ask.
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