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Old 05-24-2017, 09:13 AM
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I have a malfunctioning low vacuum switch. Yes, I tested the system with my gauge. Has anyone found a replacement or or repaired the original switch? I'm checked; the original has been discontinued?
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Get the part # and do a search on the web. Bet somebody has some.

There are all kinds of vacuum switches around operating on falling vacuum. The only issue is the original has a small circuit board built in with a time delay so every little spike in vacuum doesn't trip the light. If you are equipped with a working brain you so not need the light, just use some sense.
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:39 AM
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Get the part # and do a search on the web. Bet somebody has some.

There are all kinds of vacuum switches around operating on falling vacuum. The only issue is the original has a small circuit board built in with a time delay so every little spike in vacuum doesn't trip the light. If you are equipped with a working brain you so not need the light, just use some sense.
There is some ignorant ghetto social skills.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:11 AM
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There is some ignorant ghetto social skills.
Hmm, Garbage is sharper than 99+% of the guys on this site.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:06 AM
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I agree
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:57 AM
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Same here.
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proof that it is all in the presentation
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proof that it is all in the presentation
By the time I get on here for my pleasure and to hopefully help someone out from time to time most of my patience has worn out. Last couple years I have have a union shop in San Jose with 100+ garbage trucks and 10 to 16 mechanics depending on the day.

And to those with a positive comment, nice to know someone noticed! Thanks.

Dave is pretty smart feller too. Probably done a lot more industrial control than I have.
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The on that cracks me up is when Golfer comes on for a few posts to try to help someone out with a 7.3 issue, then they try to argue with him .
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