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Old 02-03-2018, 06:37 PM   #1
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battery terminals get hot,cranks,no start

Hola seniores.I got issue with starter keep cranking about 30 sec even after i turn key off.but other issue is terminals on first battery melted lil bit,negative one looks like melted cheese ,i didnt tighten them just hooked up tried to start few times.it was sitting for couple weeks with key left on position(forgot to turn off when it became chilly) charged each of them couple days,idk where do i look? as google say ,should clean up corrosion and tighten first.if doesnt help theres bunch of advices but i though might ask you guys first.i gutted alot of wires ,all of them were traced before disconnecting.idk what it could be.i only changed coolant.
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Old 02-03-2018, 06:44 PM   #2
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Old 02-03-2018, 06:50 PM   #3
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"My truck did the same thing short while after I purchased it. After checking the fuel system over and over for leaks and swapping Vp44s I still had the hard start issue. Then one day I had the truck running, popped the hood and noticed a really slow drip at cylinder 5 fuel line. Ended up being the cross over tube o-ring had a small nick in it. Changed all 6 at the time and the hard start went away".
i have this leak aswell,idk how i got it.but it sprays alot of fuel of that line when idling,i admit when was changing coolant.it might be culprit.besides that i took off batteries and box all rusted inside.
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:20 PM   #4
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I'm guessing you have the 24v 5.9L with that inj pump.- same as me.

I changed-out all my fuel line- used 2 wire hydraulic line and relocated the fuel pump to the back by the tank. I upgraded to AirDog (R3SBD100) Raptor Lift Pump.

She starts first bump every time now. Those VP44 are fussy about fuel pressure - 18 psi WOT.

I don't like that trans you showed- it's got more than 38K mi- there is no PTO- i see the plate. Might as well upgrade now.

I love that knuckle boom-looks thirsty. I'd be interested in one for my 5-ton cargo if you know where any more are.
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:33 PM   #5
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https://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/g...471821346.html
is this lying about 8k miles too ? it does have pto as i see
ive been using multi city craigslist(searchtempest) terms: by owner only,my zip, 1500 miles around me , "knuckle boom" "crane" "palfinger" "hiab" ,i believe i spent more than month,there were different but not too many.now i should buy pump for grand,also tank,hoses and pto to power it
i guess i will tighten that fuel line,clean batteries and take a look again.does your bus starts in cold?mine needed to be plugged.
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Old 02-04-2018, 12:25 AM   #6
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https://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/g...471821346.html
is this lying about 8k miles too ? it does have pto as i see

ive been using multi city craigslist(searchtempest) terms: by owner only,my zip, 1500 miles around me , "knuckle boom" "crane" "palfinger" "hiab" ,i believe i spent more than month,there were different but not too many.now i should buy pump for grand,also tank,hoses and pto to power it
i guess i will tighten that fuel line,clean batteries and take a look again.does your bus starts in cold?mine needed to be plugged.
That one looks better suited for what you want. It looks legit on my tiny screen.

Bigger trans may want a crossmember to support- is your already so equipped? May need adapter, too. Smarter people than I will chime in....
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Old 02-04-2018, 01:59 AM   #7
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can i put md3060 ? ive found bunch of them for the same $ but as i know 3060 is the best choice between all of them ? ^_^
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:41 AM   #8
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can i put md3060 ? ive found bunch of them for the same $ but as i know 3060 is the best choice between all of them ? ^_^
I have a 24v 5.9L mated to a md3060 and it works great. There are different generations when getting the ECM, harness and keypad. It gets a bit complicated when they go electronic.

ECM's have parameters tailored to the vehicle, engine, weight, weather...

Here is transit link that talks more about the b400r, but touches on generations to give you an idea. Site has great info.

Allison WTEC III & Gen 4 / 5 Hardware Differences - BusTekHub

There are places that program and unlock 6th on the md3060 TCM.

I can get you hella deal on rebuilt b400r, if interested, and you are not far.
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:22 AM   #9
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does it have pto gear ? and how much $ if you able to install it ?
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:14 AM   #10
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does it have pto gear ? and how much $ if you able to install it ?
The b400r has no pto nor integrated cooler option. I can't install- have my own projects I'm behind on...
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