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Hi, want to relate from Caterpillar service manual after 5 tanks of fuel when new check valve lash and
adjustment if needed . This does not state adjustment of all valves, than 150,000 miles check valve lash.
The reason caterpillar is stating check valve lash with electronic 3100 series engines because of incorrect valve adjustment. The correct valve setting is intake valve .015 plus or minus .003  than the exhaust
valve .025 plus or minus .003. What this is telling us that if you can slide a .006 window for valve clearance. Yes I always heard yes all your valves were fine because with the plus/minus clearance is why the long adjustment time between checking valve lash.
In closing sounds like your setup with the engine pin lock but before anything or
change valve setting be sure to understand what I posted above. Tighten a valve like the older non-electronic engines with a slight drag to make sure of tightness measurements.
Correct torque of adjustment nut is extremely important. Dave Atherton Retired Cat Mechanic
Technical Support / CAT C9 Valve lash/Injector height question. Thanks in advance.
« Last post by Jimmy Garcia on September 27, 2023, 07:11:07 AM »
Hope everyone is well.  Looking for some clarification for 05 Monterey.  I am coming up on 100k miles (not sure if it has been previously checked) and was researching doing the valve lash check and adjustment.  I was wondering if you could tell me as my research has not been clear do you also have to do anything about injector height adjustments like on the bigger engines?  My understanding is you pin the engine and check which piston is TDC by the rocker arms being loose on 1 vs 6.  if starting on 1 Then intake and exhaust, 2 intake, 3 exhaust, 4 intake, 5 exhaust remove pin.  Rotate 360 repin and reverse piston 6 intake exhaust, 5 intake, 4 exhaust, 3 intake, 2 exhaust. Can you verify torques please. Add new gasket tighten valve cover.  Thanks again.  Hope you have a pleasant day.  Cheers. 
Technical Support / Re: Tire Monitor System
« Last post by Fred Brooks on September 27, 2023, 01:59:13 AM »
I have had my tire-minder for 4 years now. Once you set the parameters to allow for living in the desert, it is a very good and dependable system. Fred
Technical Support / Re: Tire Monitor System
« Last post by Roy Warren Co-Admin on September 26, 2023, 10:15:44 PM »
I would probably switch to Tire Minder from my Pressure Pro system, especially if it would incorporate into my Silverleaf system.  I would call Silverleaf before doing that to ensure i could switch.
Technical Support / Re: Tire Monitor System
« Last post by Gene Obie on September 26, 2023, 08:21:31 PM »
I've had TST507 now coming up on 4yrs and haven't had any issues with it. It cycles thru tires one at a time and alarms immediately on hi/lo temp or pressure. Setting it up was easy for me. You simply touch the sensors close to the display one at a time to initially bind it to the display. Batteries are just starting to die in the sensors and need replacing (CR1632). After replacing batteries there's no need to reprogram. I use the flow thru sensor on the coach and lighter cap sensors on the TOAD as the flow thru are supposedly too heavy for plastic valve stems on my truck. The battery in the display is rechargeable and seems to last quite a few days. I see amazon has $44 coupon on TST507 right now.
Technical Support / Re: Tire Monitor System
« Last post by John Bagwell on September 26, 2023, 04:42:49 PM »
i use the Tire Minder system.   I purchased 2nd system this year after 10 years with 1st.  New one is more advanced with color display.  I have had good service with TM system.  They have great customer service, and battery replacement.   Free batteries, just $5 shipping and handling. 
Technical Support / Re: Tire Monitor System
« Last post by David T. Richelderfer on September 26, 2023, 04:02:31 PM »
Our coach came to us with the Pressure Pro system for 12 tires.  It interfaces with our Silverleaf display on the dash and rotates the individual 12 tires' pressures one at a time in series with an easily readable display.  Programming, while easy, is time-consuming because all of the tire screw-on sensors have to be removed except the one you're trying to program/interface into the system.  The sensors transmit tire pressures when installed on the tires' valves, thus when we plan to be parked for a few days or longer, I remove the sensors from the tires to preserve the sensors' battery lives.  When a sensor's battery gets low, a new sensor must be installed and programmed into the system.
 After the trade-in, I believe the sensors' cost was about $30 each.  That's correct - the sensors do NOT have replaceable batteries!   I do keep a few extra sensors on hand.  I store the sensors in a one-dozen egg carton, labeled so that I get the correct sensor on the correct tire each time I remove and replace the sensors.

IF, IF, IF Pressure Pro would redesign their sensors so that we could change the batteries, then I would easily and quickly recommend the Pressure Pro system.  However, given the fact that new sensors have to be purchased from time to time, depending upon the amount of use, I will not make that recommendation.  Good luck with your choice.
Technical Support / Re: Tire Monitor System
« Last post by Bill Lampkin on September 26, 2023, 03:46:06 PM »
Tire minder gets my vote, excellent customer service.
Technical Support / Tire Monitor System
« Last post by Steve Huber Co-Admin on September 26, 2023, 03:33:18 PM »
Our Tire Safeguard finally gave up the ghost so we're in need of another system. Needs to monitor 12 tires and be easily programmable. Current system is not longer available and I wouldn't get another one in any case. Am looking at the Tire Minder system. Any thoughts on it or other alternatives?
Thx, Steve
Technical Support / Re: Front and rear LED Headlights and tail lights
« Last post by Scott Shearer on September 25, 2023, 06:07:30 PM »

I'd be interested in knowing what kit you used for your LED headlights.

As for the taillights, there have been several conversations on BAC regarding taillights for 2006 & newer Beavers.

A search for "Hamsar 86200" will give you a starting point for information regarding taillights for your PT. 

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