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10-23-2017, 03:53 PM
Doug Smiley
Engine hour meter??
In my MCC the engine hour doesn't work\
(and I do not know for how much long it didn't)..

So what is it use?
and how is it repaired/replaced??

ps the clock doesn't work either...
pps: I am not mechanically inclined Frowner


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10-23-2017, 03:57 PM
Kevin
Divide the miles by about 30 and you will get approximate hours.
10-23-2017, 04:05 PM
Steve VW
Hour meter is just a clock hooked up so it only runs when the engine/generator/device runs. Keeps track of cumulative hours. Used in heavy equipment, boats, etc that do not have odometers to record miles. They keep track of service intervals that way.

To trouble shoot, apply 12v to terminals, see if it runs. If it doesn't, hour meter is bad. If it runs, but not with engine, check power from engine. They often run power via oil pressure switch so hour meter runs whenever engine has oil pressure. Could be bad switch or no power to the whole circuit. (fuse?) Might explain the the clock not working also. hmm


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10-24-2017, 01:07 PM
Doug Smiley
Picture of Kevin---
Divide the miles by about 30 and you will get approximate hours.

This MCC had at least two speedometers before I had installed the present unit which now reads 2200 miles...
so if I divide that by 30 it comes out to 7.3333 hours???

Or is this only for the generator??


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10-24-2017, 01:15 PM
Dick Dubbs
quote:
7.3333 hours???

73.333! nono






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10-24-2017, 01:21 PM
Kevin
Let us assume you have 100,000 miles on your Barth. Divide, 30 miles per hour into the 100,000. Your hours driven would be 3,333.33333333..... or about 3300.
Does this help?
Another example: L78steve has a Barth with 57,786 miles on it. His hour meter has logged 1789 hours. His average speed is 32.3 miles per hour.
10-24-2017, 05:31 PM
Nick Cagle
Kevin, I believe 30 miles per engine hour may be a little low. I have actually kept a log of the engine hours and mileage between oil changes and the answer is always between 43 and 44.5 miles per engine hour for the way I drive and travel.

Nick
10-24-2017, 07:12 PM
Doorman
quote:
Originally posted by Nick Cagle:
Kevin, I believe 30 miles per engine hour may be a little low. I have actually kept a log of the engine hours and mileage between oil changes and the answer is always between 43 and 44.5 miles per engine hour for the way I drive and travel.

Nick


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10-24-2017, 08:22 PM
Kevin
My Barth engine hours mileage averages out to 24.6. When traveling I never shut of my bus till at the days destination. If I stop at a rest stop or get fuel, I do not shout the rig down. If you are keeping a log that is because you do not count idling time. Most vehicles will average 20 to 38 miles per hour. Snowplow vehicles and service vehicles even less. If I do a short trip the average is much higher for the trip from my GPS. I am talking about the life of the vehicle. Look as L78Steve's Barth. Yes we have had this conversation before. As an accountant you know you can get the numbers to look how YOU want.
I feel badly that you are always in a hurry Nick. Take a break once in a while. Slow down and enjoy the world that is passing you by lead foot.
10-24-2017, 10:38 PM
Kevin
Here is another example of true and actual hours.
10-25-2017, 09:06 AM
Jim and Tere
That is a truly beautiful coach. Wonder where it is now?
Jim


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