Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: southwest Lousy-Anna
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Please pardon the hijack, but would like to put a couple of questions out that are along the same topic;
(1) What would be the minimum size fuel line to use on a C 15?
(2) Best location for a fuel cooler?
Would like to install a one on my truck, I understand that some Petes have coolers under the sleeper, using the return line; I have seen some industrial engines (I THINK the model #s were 3542?, looked very similar to a C 15), powering generators, brand new @ local Cat dealer- these had a cooler mounted on the radiator brace, almost sure they used the supply line somewhere between filters and supply pump. (Meant to go back and study them in more detail, but never did).
I was given a hydraulic oil cooler approx. 15"x18", inlet & outlet look to be at least 3/4", thinking of mounting it either in front of radiator, or under sleeper.
Live in Louisiana, but do run northern states, so would I need to disable it during the winter months?
(3) Quite a few truck O/O in my area have been replacing the stock fuel / water separator with Cat # 8H-7204 (called a primary filter group). It is a canister type filter housing, with a permanent screen inside, unscrewing the large bolt on top lets you access the screen for cleaning. Supposedly this is not as restrictive as the stock spin on separator (Cat #2568753). After ordering one, I was concerned to see that the inlet and outlet was 3/8" NPT; Fellows already using this gizmo said to simply drill & tap out to 1/2" NPT, (looks easily done).
Due to it's compact size, and lack of petcock at the bottom, has me wondering if:
(A) Is it really a water trap?
(B) After opening the line size to 1/2"NPT, will it actually be less restrictive than the stocker?