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RE: F53 V10 Manifold Bolts

Sometimes planing doesn't fix it permanently, cause your removing metal which which makes the planed manifold run that much hotter. If your going to keep it, I would do headers. It's so much work to have to do it again someday. The manifold cools mostly through the head via the coolant flow. If you give your radiator and engine a good flush that can help. But your idea of extra air is a good one too. You sound like an old timer like me :) Remember the days way back when we didn't have warping manifolds or brake rotors? They cheapened up the metal by removing the nickel content, and it been nothing but trouble ever since. Good luck with the job. My knuckles ache just thinking about it. Don
T18skyguy 05/20/20 11:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best Class C for the money

I am 72 and we think a class a would be too much to handle. We think also that having a short class c we would not need to pull a toad That was going to be my next question. How long do you want it and how much do you want to spend? Some folks say that 27 foot is a good compromise all things being considered.
T18skyguy 05/17/20 07:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How do I reach these clearance lights?

In a similar situation, I used two ladders on either side near the windshield. Then I got a Werner extendable aluminum plank, and put it across the steps of the ladder across the front of the windshield. Then climb one of the ladders and go out on the plank. This setup needs to be on a solid surface where the ladders will be stable. I felt comfortable enough to work with that setup.
T18skyguy 05/15/20 11:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any advice for replacing exhaust manifold gasket in a 454?

You could try JB Weld Extreme heat. Might be worth a shot.
T18skyguy 05/13/20 07:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: This could be a problem

Heard on business news this morning that RV sales are booming. Good for the industry but possibly bad for those of us who are already finding it increasingly difficult to find campsites. I don't believe it. The industry was in a severe downturn, particularly the motor home segment. Most of the growth preceding this was in cheap towables. With the summer camping season shot, and record unemployment, I think it's just a cheap PR stunt to goose the market.
T18skyguy 05/10/20 10:32am General RVing Issues
RE: 5 year old takes road trip in SUV, headed to California.

Where are parents nowadays? Five year old gets key to a vehicle and takes it on the freeway! What I read was the keys were on a hook in the kitchen, so he waited until the mom doing something else, grabbed the keys and was gone. It's my understanding the parents are good people. He didn't get very far. Sometimes parents get surprised by what their kids can do. Bet she never thought he could drive.
T18skyguy 05/07/20 09:37am Around the Campfire
RE: Another sad sign of the times.

I'm waiting for that Japanese giant killer hornet. I heard it's just two states away. it's in southern VA.. bumpy Whew, I can now relax, lol,. It's also in Washington state. Their trying very hard to stop it. A hoard of them will invade a honeybee hive and decapitate thousands and take their bodies back to feed on. As if the poor honeybee's don't have enough problems already. These 2 inch long Asian murder hornets(their description not mine) are two inches long and killed 43 people somewhere last year.
T18skyguy 05/07/20 09:19am General RVing Issues
RE: 5 year old takes road trip in SUV, headed to California.

I think he was at the edge of the seat. The cop said he could see no head above the seat. I was told a sympathetic Lamborghini owner, who read the story, gave the boy a ride, and he was just thrilled.
T18skyguy 05/06/20 08:56pm Around the Campfire
5 year old takes road trip in SUV, headed to California.

This really gave me a chuckle today. The boy wanted to buy a Lamborghini. His mom said no, so he decided he'd buy it himself with three dollars in his pocket. He was headed the right way on I 15. https://twitter.com/UTHighwayPatrol/status/1257384715998441477
T18skyguy 05/06/20 07:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: Another sad sign of the times.

Their just little flying syringes ready to inject you with cooties-no mercy for them :)
T18skyguy 05/05/20 07:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Covid chores...check-off list

During the quiet time I sold my rig. Not sure if I'm going to keep RV'ing, might go for a class A with airbags if I do.
T18skyguy 05/05/20 03:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Android vs Apple

There is a like app (or several) for android but since I do not like that feature... I can't tell you what they are. I'm anti-apple due to stuff that happened a long time ago which I won't go into here as well.. it's not an RV issue. But I have heard that applie I-phones .. if you use the wi-fi mobile hotspot feature to connect devices to the internet via the i-phone.. May give you headaches. (Actually I know what they are and how to get around 'em) No such issues with my Samsung Galaxy S7 I'm anti-apple due to stuff that happened a long time ago which I won't go into here as well.. I was thinking maybe they did to you what they did to me. I had 90 gigs of music in VLC. I thought I would copy it into Itunes to see if I liked it. As soon as it was done copying the music, it went over and deleted all the music in VLC. I had detached the original drive so I lucked out there they couldn't get to it. I admit a lot of the music was torrent'ed, but still, it left a sour taste in my mouth. Once you put your music in Itunes you can't get it out, but I suppose it's a moot point with modern streaming services.
T18skyguy 05/05/20 12:15am Technology Corner
RE: Android vs Apple

I have owned both, and I am sticking with Android for now. Apple gives you the least hardware for the most money. I got my Note 9 for $500 and it runs circles around the comparable $1000 Apple at the time. It takes an 256 gig sd card and I have 90 gigs of music on it, can't do that with Apple. Plus I don't like Itunes. Apple advantage is faster update, less bloat(I think), and they do support their phones with updates longer than Android. Another Apple advantage is Imessage, but all Android manufactures are working together and will match that soon. Another thing that sticks in my craw was their intentional slowing of phones. I don't buy their bs about needing to do it cause of ageing batteries. Apple is no longer reporting it's Iphone shipments to hide the obvious; the cachet they use to have is wearing away and their just not worth the money. Fully 30% of the parts in an Iphone are made by Samsung anyway, including the screen and battery, so all you have left is essentially the OS.
T18skyguy 05/03/20 08:54am Technology Corner
RE: Power gear hyd levelers low power

I don't know if yours is the same as mine, but their is a contactor with multiple electrical leads on them. Their totally exposed to the weather and corrosion, particularly if your in road salt country. You might try removing and cleaning each one to see if that makes a difference. But being as it's an 06, it might be time for a new pump.
T18skyguy 05/03/20 08:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: C'mon back, honey; Give it some gas!

Can one of you class A guys identify the make and model of that rig? Tiffin Pheaton Thanks Mike. Feel so bad for the owners. :(
T18skyguy 05/02/20 09:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cd's into zip drive so I can play them in new car

The ioMega ZIP drive was an external floppy drive that used removable cartridges for data storage. Oh the memories! I remember it well. The year was 1995,and we were stuck with the slow floppy's with only 1.44 mb. Then comes Iomega with 100 mb. We thought we died and went to storage heaven, but they were expensive. But the true nerds bought them in droves.
T18skyguy 04/30/20 06:38pm Technology Corner
RE: C'mon back, honey; Give it some gas!

Such a beautiful rig. What a shame. If I did that I'd ask my wife please shoot me now !!
T18skyguy 04/30/20 06:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Are the $25K lithium battery systems worth their cost?

No early adoption for me. Too expensive and impractical. I love my genny, plus it could power my house in an emergency.
T18skyguy 04/29/20 10:49pm Technology Corner
RE: When this is over

What I intend to do is to be ultra careful, and continue to take this virus seriously. Change all the oil in the vehicles, paint the house, eat in more. I've always eaten out a lot, but I'm actually enjoying dining in now and saving a ton of money. Organize my shop so I can find that tool right away.I'm going to let my rig go, so will kick back and decide if I want to get back in it or not. I fear life will not be the same for quite a long time.
T18skyguy 04/28/20 09:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Service temporarily out "

What no one is acknowledging is you spend the time to type a long thought out reply and the system crashes when you hit the submit button. Sure, if you are just reading, refresh is just a small annoyance. I hear ya. I've starting copying all my replies, so if it crashes, I can go back in and paste it. I appreciate how hard everybody works on the system, but I've lost a lot of confidence in it.
T18skyguy 04/28/20 06:01pm General RVing Issues
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