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Thread: Newcomer to POG and 93 Prevost H3-40

  1. #11
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    Are you sure you are getting diesel to the engine? You could have stopped up filters. I just went thru a fuel starvation issue on my trip to Canada and the POG rally. It was caused by algae in the fuel I picked up somewhere on the trip. Do you have a Racor filter as your primary filter? My fuel line was stopped up from the main fuel tank all the way to the filter and would not allow fuel to flow to the engine, and also stopped up the filters. Have you dropped the primary filter to check?


    Pete & EJ Petree
    2001 Prevost Featherlite Vantare
    2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4x4
    Sealy, Texas

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    Interesting. I am pretty sure. However, sounds like I better change the filters. (Note to self: get fresh extra diesel fuel to fill up filters when replacing.)
    Do you have a preferred type of gloves to use when changing fuel filters?
    Thank you for the insight.

    D. (Delton) Eason, Jr.
    93 Prevost H3-40
    Colorado Springs

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    I going to remove my primary and secondary factory spin-on filters and install one of these. No more guessing at to the state of the filters.

    http://www.davco.com/FP382.htm


    Gil and Durlene
    2003 H-3 Hoffman Conversion

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    Nice. I am all for easy when it comes to mechanical. Just doing a search on the internet shows prices from $75 to $600. Will check a local dealer for the price when I get back home.

    D. (Delton) Eason, Jr.
    93 Prevost H3-40
    Colorado Springs

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    If you buy that type of filter do not use the Napa replacement elements because although they have a number for it and they will fit they will give you a false reading and show clogged brand new.

    I serviced a lot of buses with these good choice.
    Last edited by Joe Camper; 10-06-2018 at 05:20 PM.
    1990 Peterbuilt 377
    3406 B Caterpillar
    9 Speed Roadranger
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    Default Battery Update

    So, while I was down in New Mexico seeing about my son, I had a friend take two of more batteries and my battery charger and charge them over the weekend. The verdict: both dead. Although the batteries showed 12 volts, the cranking amps were below 100 or non-existent. Now I am off to get new batteries (replacing all four). I have done some research on group 31 batteries and have found the following. Any suggestions on the way to go? As it stands, it will be a while before I have an inverter setup to run "the house." I kept the overhead wiring and some of the 24-volt system light fixtures which will be incorporated later.

    Sam's Club: Duracell AGM Deep Cycle Marine and RV Battery (Group Size 31), $179.82
    https://www.samsclub.com/sams/durace...prod3590232.ip


    Batteries Plus: Duracell Ultra Deep Cycle Battery for Deep Cycle BCI Group 31M Marine and Boat, $121.99
    https://www.batteriesplus.com/batter...p-31m/sli31mdc


    Lowe's: Deka 12-Volt 1140-amp Farm Equipment Battery, $124.00
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Deka-12-Vol...ttery/50183735
    Deka Commercial Batteries Flyer: http://www.eastpennmanufacturing.com/wp-content/uploads/Deka-Commercial-Batteries-Flyer-0010.pdf


    Interstate Batteries:
    31ECL, $145.95, https://www.interstatebatteries.com/products/31-ecl (Recommended by dealer)
    31MHD, $158.95, https://www.interstatebatteries.com/products/31-mhd

    I really appreciate everyone's input and suggestions. The "Coach Life" is a whole new life. I also am glad that the POG forum is available for research and ideas and am glad I joined.

    D. (Delton) Eason, Jr.
    93 Prevost H3-40
    Colorado Springs

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    Are these for the house or chassis?

    If chassis, make sure they are at least the minimum CCA required. More CCA is better, especially if you have glow plugs or need extreme cold starting. Make sure they are starting batteries, not deep cycle, RV or marine. Some report short life from Interstates. Don't forget that AITA membership is free and offers a discount through NAPA, https://aitaonline.com/napa-partner


    Gil and Durlene
    2003 H-3 Hoffman Conversion

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    Both. Good to know on the Interstates.

    Thank you.

    D. (Delton) Eason, Jr.
    93 Prevost H3-40
    Colorado Springs

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    I know a Pogger that's got a couple of 24 volt heart 2500 watt inverters sitting on the shelf in the garage are you interested?
    1990 Peterbuilt 377
    3406 B Caterpillar
    9 Speed Roadranger
    708 243 7871

  10. #20
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    Take time to examine the NAPA group 31 available in 3 Cold Cranking Amp (CCA) ranges.
    Couple of points.....
    Get the CCA battery tailored to your area of travel, and weather conditions.
    My choice is the highest CCA made. Your diesel comes to life on the first whirl of spinning the mighty beast. That first whirl had better catch or without any reserve it won"t start. Thus the CCA rating...more CCA is better.
    NAPA has 6000 stores on the North American continent. If you have a problem with the NAPA battery, a jobber is probably close by.
    Joining the NAPA -AITA program will save you appox. $50.00 dollars per battery. The program registration and membership is free.
    Lots of savings at NAPA, belts, hoses, filters Wix brand.
    As Gil posted AGM are not a good choice for starting batteries, sealed wet cell work perfect.
    Battery life expected at about 4 years....suggested.
    AL
    Last edited by BoaterAl; 10-14-2018 at 09:36 PM.
    Al
    2007 Marathon #1075
    H3-45 3/Valid slides
    2010 GMC Arcadia AWD
    3rd Marathon, 1-XL 2-H's

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