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RE: Tire spray protection ... what do you prefer ?

I scrub my tires with Super Clean (purple jug). The tires then look like new with no artificial shine. I hate that treated look on tires. Richard
RLS7201 10/23/21 10:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

Richard ... what specifically failed ? Could you have adapted a Allison trans to a BBF ? I know they have adapters for a big block Mopar. Now spending THREE LARGE on that upgrade would be money well spent ! The torque converter clutch failed and filed the transmission full of shrapnel. The oil was cooked and the front seal failed on the way home, covering the toad with ATF. Think out the whole concept of what your purpose. First the ECU would not be happy not finding the E4OD that is was programed to control. That would create a whole new problem as it also controls the engine. My EEC-IV (catch code MOO0) was only used in a 1995 F53. Then an Allison and an adapter would cost many times more that my old coach is worth. Then finding a computer that would interface with the 460 and an Allison would be impossible. You must be really out of touch if you think THREE LARGE for a special tranny such as I ordered is over the top. Richard
RLS7201 10/22/21 03:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

I'm going to go with cost. Right now my gasser transmission is sitting on my garage floor waiting for the replacement to arrive. $3K for the HP tranny and I'm doing the R&R. Couldn't do that at home with a diesel. Richard Richard .... my man .... 3k$ for a Fix Or Repair Daily transmission...... Sounds to me you got ...... DICKED ! I’ve done HUNDREDS of transmissions over the years .... just Mopars .... you should have gone on a Ford site before spending that kind of coin. Bottom line .... the transmission biz is a HUGE RACKET Well I didn't tell the whole story. I have a stroked 460/528 engine with RV cam, compression raised from 8.4 to 9.0, Banks complete power pack and a little porting. All that took out the stock transmission. I could find no one in the Midwest willing to build a high performance E4OD with low stall converter and triple disc clutches in the converter. Steel baskets and 6 planetary gear sets. Plus some other nice little touches the shop offered. The converter alone is a $800 item. For the package I wanted, I found pricing ranging from $8K to $4.5K. + freight. I am well pleased with $3K, which includes shipping both ways. Tell me how much you could build such transmission for and maybe we can do business next time. Richard
RLS7201 10/20/21 08:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

I'm going to go with cost. Right now my gasser transmission is sitting on my garage floor waiting for the replacement to arrive. $3K for the HP tranny and I'm doing the R&R. Couldn't do that at home with a diesel. Richard
RLS7201 10/20/21 03:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow bar options & instillation advice

I have installed several base plates for customers and myself. I find the easiest base plates to install are from DEMCO. So far there have been no failures. Richard
RLS7201 10/20/21 03:53pm Dinghy Towing
RE: F53 460 Engine runs very poorly when heat soaked

The F53 460 up to and including 1997 were EEC-IV OBD-1. The 460 F53s did not have to adhere to the 1996 OBD-2 rules. The main reason the distributor mounted TFI had such a high failure rate was because of the radiator heat blowing directly on it. Richard
RLS7201 10/19/21 02:59pm Tech Issues
RE: F53 460 Engine runs very poorly when heat soaked

TFI is only one part, there is the ECM (Engine Control Module) which is the "computer" or "brain" that controls ignition timing and fuel delivery to the engine. ECM has predefined fuel and ignition maps and uses a variety of external sensors (some which you have replaced) to determine timing and fuel delivery.. ECMs where often mounted in the engine compartment near the windshield, not sure where it is on a Chassis build.. Failing ECMs can affect engine performance.. ECM on OP's chassis is on the inside of the fire wall, just in front of the steering column. Not exposed to engine heat. Richard Good to know, however, "heat soak" can still apply to the ECM even if is living a a cooler environment. This is especially true if there is failing components inside the ECM (which may be surrounded with potting material which is supposed to reduce vibration and moisture damage to the ECM). If it is potted, it makes heat dissipation of the internal components much slower. Parts tend to heat up faster and stay hotter than they were designed to be at. OP has a 26 yr old vehicle, fair chance there are failing capacitors, semiconductors or even "cold solder joints" in the ECM at the least.. Op already has changed pretty much every electronic part within the engine compartment without change to the symptoms. ECM is a common part that controls not only ignition but the fuel delivery which will affect engine operation and performance. I would also suggest taking a look at all of the wiring harness ground connections, not unusual for vehicles of that age to start having failing ground connections and it only takes one corroded ground to foul up the works. OP's ECM (EEC-IV, catch code MOO0) is not potted. It sits on a heat shield blanket fastened to the fire wall. Yes the Electrolytic Capacitor do fail over time but their failure is prevalent weather hot or cold. Of my 21 years of owning a 95 F53, I've not seen issues with bad solder joints. The Electrolytic Capacitors are the most common issues. To the OP. Make sure you have a gray Ignition Module. The black ones are for older EFI Fords. Remove the ECM, open its container and look at the ends of the Electrolytic Capacitors. They will be bulging if going bad. Richard
RLS7201 10/17/21 05:11pm Tech Issues
RE: F53 460 Engine runs very poorly when heat soaked

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RLS7201 10/17/21 05:04pm Tech Issues
RE: F53 460 Engine runs very poorly when heat soaked

Lots of F53-460 fuel pump problems, and threads,on the net. 2 things you can try,cheap and easy,replace the TFI and the fuel pump relay. Other things to try- at your risk- when it acts up,1-loosen or remove the fuel cap 2- when it acts up, throw trans in neutral, turn off and restart engine. I tried the TFI aka Ignition Module which is located on the front apron between the left headlight and radiator. So, not exposed to engine compartment heat. Bottom line, it did not resolve the issue. Thank you. TFI is only one part, there is the ECM (Engine Control Module) which is the "computer" or "brain" that controls ignition timing and fuel delivery to the engine. ECM has predefined fuel and ignition maps and uses a variety of external sensors (some which you have replaced) to determine timing and fuel delivery.. ECMs where often mounted in the engine compartment near the windshield, not sure where it is on a Chassis build.. Failing ECMs can affect engine performance.. ECM on OP's chassis is on the inside of the fire wall, just in front of the steering column. Not exposed to engine heat. Richard
RLS7201 10/17/21 02:26pm Tech Issues
RE: F53 460 Engine runs very poorly when heat soaked

All vehicles that were built for MHs were built to meet California emissions. Only way for OP to know is to look at his. My "93 has a cat In 94 Ford changed cylinder heads and the state of tune which allowed the elimination of the cat to the end run of the 460 in 97. Richard
RLS7201 10/17/21 11:50am Tech Issues
RE: Handling “hard dried stuff” in the black tank ?

If your commode sits over the black tank, there are wands that are designed to attach to a garden hose with a small hole drilled in the side of the bottom end. This will blow away the pile of poop. Poop Blaster Richard
RLS7201 10/13/21 12:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Let’s hear your best MPG and driving style ?

2013 Honda CRV. KC, MO to Hutchison, KS., 65-75 MPH, 35.6 MPG. Return trip, 30.4 MPG. Ah yes the wind does blow in Kansas. Richard
RLS7201 10/12/21 09:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Radial Tire Valve Core Failures

I suspect your tires have some sort of balancing stuff in them, causing the cores to not fully close. Richard
RLS7201 09/29/21 07:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Re-sealing Winnebago radius roof in "J" channel

I would NOT consider 5200. Tooooooo permanent. 4200 perhaps. But, would sure look at adhesion properties of it vs the Winnebago-recommended product. And would likely ask Winnebago their thoughts before venturing into a brave new world. Help me learn something here. What is the down side of "Tooooooooooo permanent", for the J channel? Richard
RLS7201 09/19/21 02:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan’s New Inverter Based Generators - Mike Mas

Nothing new here. My 2003 Mountain Aire has a QD 7500 that uses the inverter technology. Thanks for the reply however this is new news as of 2021. Regretfully, I have to inform you that your 2003 Newmar does not have an Inverter based generator. When your genny starts up goes right to high speed. Regards - Mike Idle-up, You are so far off base. What you are saying just is not true. Onan has had variable speed Inverter Diesel generators since 1996. Please stop posting bad information. Richard
RLS7201 09/18/21 06:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan’s New Inverter Based Generators - Mike Mas

You info is so far out of date. In 1996, Onan generators featured the first variable speed inverter-based diesel generator. Richard
RLS7201 09/17/21 09:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Troubleshooting Propane Problem

Could it be that you have a diesel coach with a propane generator? If so, leave that oil drip leg in the system to keep oil out of you liquid fed propene regulator on the generator. Richard
RLS7201 09/13/21 02:32pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

Put a hand full of those electric RVs in your neighborhood and watch the grid go down. Not to mention ugly! Richard
RLS7201 09/10/21 07:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Dirt Rod inline fuel pump instructions

The fuel pumps used in 1995 and earlier F53 chassis is a gerotor style pump and does NOT pass fuel well when not running. Same design as the old Ford oil pumps. An external pump may not work well. 1996 and later used turbine style pumps. Richard
RLS7201 09/10/21 07:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1989 Fleetwood Flair parts compatibility

Your brake booster is hydraulic and gets it's power from the power steering pump. Booster and master cylinder are located on the left frame rail close to the left front tire. May be difficult to find a replacement, no mater if you have a Chevy or Ford chassis. I suspect your headlights are the 4" x 6" glass models. Available from most auto parts stores. Richard
RLS7201 09/08/21 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
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