How you liking yours after having it a while? I know we talked a lot when you were first getting it? I went almost 7 years pretty much trouble free except a couple last step check valves.Have you considered the Hydrometer CDS?
How you liking yours after having it a while? I know we talked a lot when you were first getting it? I went almost 7 years pretty much trouble free except a couple last step check valves.
I am at 3200 hours. started noticing the sound under hood was changing. Not super quiet anymore. realized the 2 bearings in the clutch housing were wearing. Also pillow blocks were getting noisy.( don't forget to lube those, they're pretty hidden) .
So i pulled clutch unit and drive shaft. Replace both bearings, and a new clutch( $135 from napa for clutch vs, $390!interlink)
Bearings were from interlink.
Replaced pillow blocks. Those are $370 on interlink.Got them from motion industries for $$170 each.
Then saw slight hop in driveshaft. Front u joint was a little loose.
This one pissed me off. $20 a piece u joints. Nope, non serviceable shaft. $1,156 for new driveshaft.
So i'm all new on rotating components.
I still would not trade it. I'm still so far ahead of the game with minimal downtime , and repairs..
Pillow blocks are Timken (fafnir) RAO 1/3/16. Miller bearing here locally, or motion industries which is Searchable online. About $170 each, and there are 2. I kinda had to do it he hard way that i'm saving you from. I ordered what i thought was right based off the shaft size.I still love it. The first year I had it I barely used it as I had a full time tech running another rig. But this lsat year or so I've been using it full time. I'm closing in on 1,700 hours.
I fried the blower which cost me something like $4,000. But it was my fault. I changed the blower oil, emptied both ends of it but only filled one side up. Expensive lesson.
It did have smoothing go out up from by the engine. I forgot what it was but it caused my Tm to lose suction under load. Something like a clutch slipping. That has been the only mechanical problem that wasn't my fault so far.
How did you find all these parts for your CDS rather then get them from Interlink? I'd like to load up on an extra drive shaft, pillow blocks, u joints etc. for when the time comes for me. To be honest though after fry gin a blower I'm a bit gun shy about doing too much work on my CDS.
clutch assy NAPA 948435. about $135. now this is he electromagnetic clutch with the serpentine pulley and the bearing that the pulley free wheels on. $135 vs $360 from carpet cleaning vendors. There are 2 bearings that are in the housing that you should replace too if you have 2,000 hours or more on them. ( mine lasted about 3100). i ordered those ahead of time of my cds swap to my new 2017
Are these the bearings in the housing?
You hear chirping when cds is not running?I think I'm going to order that pump. It's $722 on interlink a site. I'm at 3300 hours now. And I started hearing a slight chirping sound, when the van is running, gets a little worse with the machine running. Might be that bearing you mentioned?