I like to think of it as owning two Mercedes.Does your 780 have the Mercedes Don? How is that engine in your other truck? Ours is great so far, wish it had an Allison.
Don not quit the photos I was thinking. Bit of a Aussie thing but when you work with a useless prick that seems dose no wrong in the bosses eyes the saying is there got photos of the boss. These photos involves such things as goats and pigs.Um, maybe.
Hey Don, i had a similar issue with oil pressure. took it to a cat service and was told absolutely do not run 0w40 in those engine mine is a 3406. running the 15W40 added at least 15psi when oil was warm. also they changed the oil sensor out because it was reading about 20psi lower than my mechanical gauge. Just a thought but this fixed up my engine light blinking with low oil pressure even though the gauge was showing perfectly fine. mine would also only blink when at higher rpms, never when idling.Agree.
After spending 30,000, roughly half the value of the truck, here's how it works:
- The oil pressure light flashes intermittently yet gauge indicates pressure fine.
- Cruise can not be activated if engine braking switch on.
-When you do get cruise on it turns out it's not cruise at all, it's only a throttle lock. Allison Automatic, far and away the best part of the truck btw.
- Check engine light flashes mainly at high engine speeds, don't know why.
Took it back, got the nothing we can do line.
I give up.
That was when my dad was still active, he cut and hay wired (literally) an old tractor inner tube to the spout.hey there don, a great photo, of topic but is that home made on the end of auger spout? looks like it works a treat!
This post is pretty old to reply too. I should have looked this up earlier. About two years ago, my C9 in my 2009 570R almost blew up. I got lucky I guess. If I would have ran it about 2 minutes longer it would have blown up and burned the combine. Likely. What happened was that it blew a hole in the top of a piston. This caused the crank case to become pressurized, and it almost instantly blew all the oil or almost all out of the crank case breather tube. I was unloading grain at the time and the cart driver noticed a lot of smoke and I was able to shut it down on time. I added oil, and tried it again, but it sounded terrible. I had the dealer come out but they did not have any good answers, and wanted to do some high idle tests, which would have clearly blown the whole engine. I took the engine out and apart myself, and I found the problem. A wrist pin snap ring was not installed correctly at the factory as I found it in the bottom of the oil pan slightly bent, but now wear on it at all. This allowed the wrist pin to move and rub against the side of the cylinder. This caused the rings to fail and that caused the piston to finally fail and blew a small hole in, which pressurized the Crank case. The engine only had about 1200 hrs on it at the time. The combines warranty had expired and CAT would not stand behind their engine. I put in one cylinder and piston and rings and a new head gasket. That was all. I have about 2500 hours on the engine now and it still runs great.Nothing new there, Claas had a lot of issues with C9 motors about 3-4 years back putting pistons through the side of the block, friend had one on Demo did that, went up in smoke. was put out, 100K damage they were told by the insurance company should have let it burn