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Diesel RV Club Technical Forum

Diesel RV Club Forum LogoThe Diesel RV Club Technical Forum is an unofficial effort to enhance communication and exchange ideas and is open to anyone with an interest in Diesel Engines. This site is not designed to be nor can it be the official communication tool to any diesel engine manufacturer (e.g., Caterpillar Corporation, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Mercedes Benz, or Navistar) nor can it be a substitute for calling the engine manufacturer's service hotline. The customer service and/or hotline numbers are:

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Diesel RV Club Forum Discussion Boards

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All about your air intake system—from side of the coach, air filter, turbo, CAC and plumbing.


All about your cooling system—water pump, thermostat(s), coolant and coolant testing, recommended maintenance, cleaning the CAC and
radiator, etc.


The "how-to" of driving a diesel pusher. How to improve MPG, how to climb and descend a grade, recommended engine warm up and shut down, etc.


Modern Engine Diagnostics use a standardized, digital communications port to provide realtime data in addition to a standardized series of diagnostic trouble codes, or DTCs, which allow one to rapidly identify and remedy malfunctions within the vehicle. These and other Engine Diagnostics topics are listed here.


The engine fuel system and wiring diagrams. For alternator and coach wiring discussion, see Other RV Systems.

Partial summary of engine recalls is included in this category.

Engine Specifications for diesel engines are covered for Caterpillar and Cummins Engines.

Engine Compression / Exhaust  brake maintenance, troubleshooting and when to use.

All about fuel filters, priming the fuel system, fuel additives, etc.


All about oil, your lubrication system, oil capacities, dip stick calibration, etc.

Discussions about electrical, engine driven A/C, belts, belt tensioners, etc.

Discussions about recommended maintenance issues: Valve adjustment, fan hub grease
zirk, etc.

What to do when storing your coach to minimize problems. Fuel additives, full/empty tank, etc.

Hey, Dave, I've Got a Problem - Got a problem and don't know what to do? If so, post it here and Dave will respond.

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Forum Around the FireringFeel free to talk about anything and everything RV related in this board. Oh, and keep it compliant with your user agreement :)




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