Hydronic d5?

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by melsno, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. melsno

    melsno Light Load Member

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    Hey guys i bought a used cascadia about a year ago i noticed it had one of those hydronic d5 under the sleeper. I try to start it up all i got was a Puff of white smoke. I would like to service it my self i am local so the truck will be getting a lot of cold starts and wanted this thing to warm my engine before start and no i dont want a apu since i will only use it at the start of the day. My question is i seen many videos of people starting it in their homes. What do i need besides a 12v battery to get it running in my garage? A detail answer will be welcomed.
     

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  3. Lostkeys

    Lostkeys Medium Load Member

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    Are you asking about bench testing it inside the garage? Or on the truck parked inside the garage? I would advise against running it inside a building for periods of time without some kind of exhaust system to take care of the fumes. You will love it when you get it running. I've had mine for 6 yrs.
     
  4. melsno

    melsno Light Load Member

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    Just bench testing it and it does not start so i wanted to clean it out and service it but also wanted to make sure it runs before i install it since its a nightmare to get it under the cab. also will leave the doors and windows open or just turn it on outside.
     
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  5. kennry

    kennry Bobtail Member

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    Try running kerosene for about an hour through it.Every couple years mine smoke and won't start.just pull the fuel line off your fuel tank and stick it in a gallon jug of kerosene.
     
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  6. imurphy907

    imurphy907 Bobtail Member

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    They usually require an external fuel pump to supply fuel to the burner. Check that the fuel pump is working, seems to be the biggest failure I see with those units. I have 14 of the airtronic units in various stuff for cab heat.
     
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