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Old 04-22-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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TELMA unit for sale

Telma unit and harness for sale in St.Louis. I will be travelling to California and north to Portland in May.
I could deliver this fine unit on the way... This TELMA unit can handle any bus you care to put it on. My skoolie has already been sold and so no longer need this TELMA unit.
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:08 PM   #2
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Re: TELMA unit for sale

Please explain what a Telma unit is and what does it do.
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:14 PM   #3
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Re: TELMA unit for sale

IIRC, the Telma retarder is an "engine brake". It's actually a high current generator mounted between the transmission and driveline. The generated current, which is made from the vehicle's momentum, is converted to heat energy by a large resistor. So the bus is slowed by heating air, as opposed to the brakes, which by friction heat the brake drum/disk (& then air). Or something like that.

From my research, it's the best "engine brake" for a Cat3208, and in the case of my Cat3208na, the only "engine brake" that won't break the engine.

Ah, how much you want for it?
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