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quote:
Originally posted by Rusty:
I would go with a warning light/buzzer - I wouldn't want a shutdown I didn't initiate.


Agreed. For one thing, a shutdown could cause loss of braking and steering on HydroVac P30s.

I had a Mercruiser-equipped boat that had a low oil pressure shut down. Sure enough, the switch malfunctioned and shut down the engine at an inopportune time. I got home by holding the ignition switch just far enough to bypass the LOP switch, but not far enough to engage the starter.

Needless to say, there was a wiring revision the next morning.


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The Evans coolant sounds intriguing and makes sense to me, However....the number of mis-spellings on their web page and their lack of science to back up their claims makes me weary of trying something new.

As far as an overtemp cut-out switch, I fly airplanes for a living and I'm REALLY glad we don't have anything like that on the jet. A buzzer or light sounds like a great idea though.

Anyone else have a Detroit fail on them?

Thanks,

Bob
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Jim & Barb, Lorelei, Patch 1st, and Deb&Ed's38 have all had failures. Doug Smiley and CaptBob have the only two intact 8.2Ls that I know of.


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The gentleman in this post replaced his 8.2 a few years back. His number is in the post. I spoke with him a few years back before I purchased the BaRTH I have now. You could chat with him and get some first hand experience. Click
Carry ON
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My brother has an '84 MCC Regency with the 8.2 DD and it is still running. He doesn't do computers (I've bought him three!) but he and his diesel buddies seem to have no problems. He is very careful with cooling and they have the special tools for the injector timing. He travels in Western New York through the northeast and north central areas.


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1981 Euro 22' w Chevy 350 engine and TH 400 tranny
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His data tag:
8309 0030 35RDC 9/83
84 Regency MCC 8.2L Detroit 35
Dale K 1RP1A5860E1US1052
Built in '83 titled in '84


1993 32' Regency Wide Body, 4 speed Allison Trans, Front Entry door, Diamond Plate aluminum roof &
1981 Euro 22' w Chevy 350 engine and TH 400 tranny
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Kevin,

Thanks for Doug's thread, I've sent him a PM.

Bob
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As far as straight glycol vs DexCool, I believe that DexCool was designed to inhibit corrosion in engines that contain different metals. I think with my new radiator and hoses cooling shouldn't be too much of a problem for right now. What I really want to do is prevent corrosion of the head gaskets or deck surfaces. Without spending $40/gallon plus the cleaner for the untried coolant, I'm betting the DexCool will be the best product to prevent corrosion. I'm just looking for someone who may have used this coolant in their diesel (maybe even an 8.2)

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Bob
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I use DexCool (or the NAPA clone) in both my Barth and my diesel '87 1T Ford van. Neither have exhibited cooling issues (14 years for the truck, 8 years for the Barth); I also use RMI-25 in the Barth.


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
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We are using DexCool in the semi truck (600 HP Cummins).




Former owner 1989 Barth Regal 25'

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quote:
Originally posted by Kevin:
The gentleman in this post replaced his 8.2 a few years back. His number is in the post. I spoke with him a few years back before I purchased the BaRTH I have now. You could chat with him and get some first hand experience. Click
Carry ON
Kevin


I am not the person whom Kevin is referring to!!
The space under the link has my MCC coach info but it
should not be inferred that that the link of Kevin that is above and its info is mine!
I have a upper space over a line barrier
to differentiate between my coach info and any posting above it...

as below~~


_________________________

The 82 MCC {by Barth}
is not an rv--
it is a Motor Coach!!

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Sorry Smiler Smiley Smiler I did not know you had a Mississippi phone number. Is that so Americans don't have to pay 50 cents a minute to talk to you?

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Hi Kevin Smiler

Nova Scotia is where I am!!

The phone number is not mine and the ad is not mine...

quote:

I am not the person whom Kevin is referring to!!
The space under the link has my MCC coach info but it
should not be inferred that that the link of Kevin that is above and its info is mine!
I have a upper space over a line barrier
to differentiate between my coach info and any posting above it...

as below~~


~~~~~~~~~
82 MCC {by Barth}
35' Length Vin 28

....unquote

And a general question:

What does one have to do to NOT have people assume that "I" am selling all these Barths???


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The 82 MCC {by Barth}
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This thread is not enjoying folks' reading all the posts before responding, so it's over...


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
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