480 DB Owners Club

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Four Suns, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. mquiet

    mquiet Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    Yes, starboard side you need to remove the bar. Port side remove sofa, corner cabinet.
     
  2. mquiet

    mquiet Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    So that issue is most luxurious Kelly because it is a small unit inside your helm as an aftermarket installed by the dealer. You most likely have a bunch on vents and all the air is diffused. Mine keeps me just cool to function with a following wind. Otherwise I open the isinglass.
     
  3. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    I have a couple questions for you guys - any one have experience with the fuel switches?- The gen feeds off port tank, if you switch the port main to the starboard tank does it affect the gen feed as well?
    And has anyone ever changed out one of the drains in the shower/Head? - just the strainer. If so source? Any trick to unscrewing?
     
  4. Brent Nutting

    Brent Nutting Active Member

    240
    Mar 24, 2016
    Lk Saint Clair, Fair Haven, MI
    2002 480 Sedan Bridge
    10' Aventus RIB w/ 9.9 Merc
    Cat 3196
    Russ, sorry no help. I haven't done anything with the fuel switches or the drain in the shower.
     
  5. mquiet

    mquiet Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    Russ, the fuel pickup for the generator is separate from the engine pickup on the port side. It is designed so if you start to run low on fuel your genny will cut out as the pickup is higher than the engine pickup. So it should not be a problem.

    Shower drain.... good luck I have seen a lot of people ask and never an answer.
     
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  6. The crime scene

    The crime scene Member GOLD Sponsor

    106
    Aug 29, 2015
    Lake Barkley, Kentucky
    2001 Sedan Bridge 480
    Twin 3196 Caterpillars
    I am biting the bullet tomorrow. Having a certified Cat mechanic do a diagnostics test on my Cats. They are running great but I am getting black smoke out the exhausts when powering up from cruise speed to plane. Any guesses on what the diagnostics is going to cost me? They are charging almost $200 round trip from the shop to the marina. I am just wanting to make sure everything is in order.

    What lube should I use to ease the pain? :)

    Keith
     

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