Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-09-2004, 08:55 PM   #29
Retired Moderator
 
john hd's Avatar
 
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40


john
__________________

__________________
you call them ferrets, i call them weasels.
john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 12:34 PM   #30
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
One last shot

This is the Caterpillar filter that is installed after the switchover valve and is in line with both tanks. There is a thick steel plate in front of the filter to protect it from road debris. This filter is a lot finer than the GM filter in the engine compartment. Hopefully it will pay off in injector life.

It took a while to get all the air out even though I filled the new filter with diesel before installing it. The air was probably in the long lines getting up to the filter.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	catfilter.jpg
Views:	124
Size:	18.0 KB
ID:	9400  
__________________

__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 05:16 PM   #31
Retired Moderator
 
john hd's Avatar
 
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40
john

two suggestions.

a mud flap to protect the filter from debris flung from the rear tire, stones flying off the tire could get it.

a bleeder in the line after the filter, you can open it and turn the key on allowing the lift pump in the tank to purge it without starting the truck. i have one of these from the factory on my '97 turbo 6.5. it also doubles as the water drain. makes filter changes easy.

john
__________________
you call them ferrets, i call them weasels.
john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 05:25 PM   #32
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
But ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by john hd
john

a bleeder in the line after the filter, you can open it and turn the key on allowing the lift pump in the tank to purge it without starting the truck. i have one of these from the factory on my '97 turbo 6.5. it also doubles as the water drain. makes filter changes easy.
john
There are no lift pumps in the tanks on the current diesels. There is a single pump at the engine and that's it. So the bleeder at the filter (I was aware of it) is useless. In fact, I had opened the bleeder to drain the lines when I temporarily removed the filter to put in the transfer valve.

The only way to purge air is a hand pump on the filter in the engine compartment. There is a bleeder screw there and you push the pump until solid diesel comes out.
__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 05:28 PM   #33
Retired Moderator
 
john hd's Avatar
 
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40
so much for that idea!

how 'bout the mud flap?

john
__________________
you call them ferrets, i call them weasels.
john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 05:36 PM   #34
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
Better idea

Quote:
Originally Posted by john hd
so much for that idea!

how 'bout the mud flap?

john
The filter you see is new. The previous Cat filter was on there for almost a year, almost since the truck was new. I decided that since I had to replumb it, it was a good time to change it. The kit manufacturer recommended a new filter once a year. The old filter can was pretty dirty, but had no noticeable dents or marks from stones.

I had been thinking of wrapping foam around it, though, for some protection.
__________________

__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
Diesel Mtrhm Data 1995 - 2003 phred Airstream Motorhome Forums 5 08-17-2011 03:12 PM
Can't find water leak - near fresh water tank. Loren Fresh Water Systems 16 01-01-2006 06:40 PM
bigger black tank? Stormy Weather 1970-79 Tradewind 8 10-20-2004 09:16 AM
Tank Replacement Lookinghard Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 3 09-17-2004 12:18 AM
Aux. Diesel Fuel Tank RivetED Tow Vehicles 1 01-22-2004 04:49 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.