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Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 07-20-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
It's the viscous clutch design with the 1/2...

It's the viscous clutch design with the 1/2 radiator, 1/2 intercooler setup in the grill. The clutch "appears" to operate properly. I can hear it kick on and off during normal operations and it...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-20-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,471
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Yes, we got it figured out after trying out 4...

Yes, we got it figured out after trying out 4 different remanned calipers from NAPA. I broke down and bought a new caliper off Amazon. The hose ports on the remanned calipers were all slightly oval...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 07-06-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,293
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Another update to the temperature issue. I...

Another update to the temperature issue. I pulled the thermostat off the top of the engine and suspended it in hot water. I heated it up to ~190 and it opened up and remained open no problems. I...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 07-06-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,293
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Sorry for the lack of followup on my part, I've...

Sorry for the lack of followup on my part, I've been busier than I want to be and Alaskan summers are short so time spent outdoors is fleeting!



There's no booster pump on this model.



I...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-27-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,293
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
I thought that as well so I haven't pushed it...

I thought that as well so I haven't pushed it much. I figured the DT466 on short trips would at least get to temperature without overheating with a closed thermostat. I'm stumped. I tested the...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-27-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,293
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
I've had the bus for a few years now. All valves...

I've had the bus for a few years now. All valves are open and coolant level is good to go. I'd "heard" that if the thermostat in the DT466 fails "closed", than coolant won't circulate to the heater...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-27-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,293
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Yeah, that's about the size of it right there. ...

Yeah, that's about the size of it right there. Nothing coming into the front and nothing going to the rear. All valves are open.
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-27-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,293
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
1996 DT466 Thermostat Issue!

Hey Everybody, My 1996 Int 3800 (DT466 mechanical) is failing to circulate coolant through to the heat exchangers so I'm figuring I have a bad thermostat.

I ordered a replacement only to find...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-06-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,471
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Roger that on the "slight drag"... The latest...

Roger that on the "slight drag"... The latest caliper sticking incident included a notable pull to the drivers side and that side did get hot... Like smoking hot.
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 10-06-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Hello! We're in south central AK, getting cold...

Hello! We're in south central AK, getting cold outside...
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 10-05-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,266
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Another random thought about bigger being...

Another random thought about bigger being better... When we lived in interior Alaska, we had a 55 gallon drum woodstove conversion. We threw some gigantic logs in that thing, it reminded me of what...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-05-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,471
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Double checked the pads and they aren't binding...

Double checked the pads and they aren't binding in the slots. Slots were polished and all brake parts lubed with the Permatex Ceramic Extreme.

The calipers move with the "medium bop". Mounting...
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 10-02-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,266
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
We were running into some clearance/space issues...

We were running into some clearance/space issues with our build that ruled out anything larger than what we ended up going with.

That being said, I've seen some normal (big) wood stoves going...
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 10-02-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,266
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
We recently bought the Hobbit SE and it's...

We recently bought the Hobbit SE and it's currently in transit from the lower 48 to Alaska. The skeptical side of me thinks it will be too small to sufficiently heat our space. Once we get it in,...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-02-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,471
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Caliper style is floating (sliding) dual piston...

Caliper style is floating (sliding) dual piston (73mm).
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/photobucket/img_125549_db93ef9a04a27b70d51d3f9a9e2d7da1.jpg...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-02-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,471
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Hyd Brake Issue STUMPED!

Hey Eerbody,

I'm experiencing an ongoing issue with my driver's side front brake dragging. Basic backstory is as follows:

96 Int 3800 DT466 with 5 speed manual spicer trans, Hydraulic Brake...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-19-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,133
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Cullen did you ever get this issue figured out? ...

Cullen did you ever get this issue figured out? I have a 96 3800 with hydraulic brakes (no ABS, DT466 mechanical) with a similar issue. Front calipers on both sides with sticking earlier this...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-10-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
My wife took a queen memory foam mattress top,...

My wife took a queen memory foam mattress top, three inches IIRC, cut in half for two bunk bed mattresses similar in size to your measurements.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-09-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,919
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Finishing the queen bed frame build in the aft of...

Finishing the queen bed frame build in the aft of the skoolie tonight. Replaced clearance lights, ID lights, and turn signals with LED units from Amazon/Ebay. Originals were rusted out and leaking....
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-09-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,919
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Toilet closet with window. Standard 5 gallon...

Toilet closet with window. Standard 5 gallon bucket waste container, nothing fancy.
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/photobucket/img_119835_5e39464cb45b49e1a4c4ceae3d221cf8.jpg...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-09-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,919
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
The conversion's been a whirlwind of activity...

The conversion's been a whirlwind of activity lately. Our biggest problem is our short summer coupled with a maritime climate which typically brings a lot rain. So it's been a lot of cutting...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-19-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,919
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
A quick update, pics to follow. Built a three...

A quick update, pics to follow. Built a three seater bench/bed up front with lap belts. Five inch foam for the seat portion and two inch foam for the back, needs covers sewn yet. Put some lauan on...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-03-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,655
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Another thing I observed with the metal skinned...

Another thing I observed with the metal skinned ceiling is that condensation accumulates on it in very short order once the weather gets colder outside.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-18-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,919
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Re: 96 International 3800

All roofing insulation out, nice place to ride the bike during the monsoon season.https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/photobucket/img_88854_b49ef583cb7b9a8dc85c9a271c4a2b46.jpg...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,919
Posted By sickrunvanyardsale
Re: 96 International 3800

Pretty short people, some are better helpers than others.
1 inch of EPS covered with 1/2 plywood, fastened to the floor with Teks screws (screws I highly...
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