Thank You all help and advice is most welcome I spoke to our CFA District CFA workshop officer in charge but as these trucks are long gone most mechanics are young and not familiar with the old girls, but I don't give up easy , if it turns out to be the stop motor we would have to pay ourselves as CFA do not help retired Appliances at all, the brigade purchased her to give us an extra tanker to help the community ,so if all else fails I will take the advice from you all and fit a Morse cable , I have sent a email to Bretts trucks for advice on a cable.Much Oblged .
Mobile 1 would like to thank everyone who sent information to help get the 1982 Hino Fire Tanker over her problem with engine stop motor not working after checking everything 20 times it had to be a very small item as it turned it was, the fuse panel on this truck does not mention a engine stop fuse, so when testing each fuse in the box with a voltage meter when put across the headlight fuse holder the relay clicked and stop motor worked, isolated the batteries , squeezed the fuse holder to tighten against the fuse FIXED ! it seemed to be tight and clean but apparently not enough, she was out in some tough terrain in the last week which would rattle ones teeth, Kind Regards to all for the help, Mobile 1.
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Thanks ,you can say that again no marked fuse for engine stop, and wired into the headlight fuse, Thats why I own Mobile 1 D 1610 4x4 still fully operational went to both large fires this week and did not miss a beat.
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Thanks Paul, Although not fully familiar with the Hino she had only arrived on scene when I landed with Mobile 1 , so I assume she had full air, she may have a low air buzzer I will keep that in mind ,all info greatly appreciated . John.