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RE: Auckland,NZ

And watch out for those left-handed roundabouts...... haha :E
polar76 12/04/18 02:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Auckland,NZ

We did that in 2015, it was great. We rented a camper van, most are diesel which is good there. It was a Mercedes camper much like the ones here but kinda stripped of luxury items. No problem though. We had it for a full 3 weeks and it cost about $4500 dollars, so not cheap. I would suggest getting one that you don't have to make the bed down every night and then put it up in the morning to have a table. (from experience) Lots of choices, as seems like soon as you leave Auckland every other vehicle you meet on the road is a campervan rental. Here is a link to check out rentals.... https://campers.vroomvroomvroom.com
polar76 12/03/18 07:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1997 mechanical Cummins 8.3L Boost question

Ivylog thanks for your comments You may be confused because the quote you posted "And reasonably low boost at cruising speed no uphill grades" was from Brett not me. What I said was : "On a test drive it did not show much boost till the RPMs got up to around 1600. and then was only around 12psi Later I posted , "I am mainly concerned at the lower rpms as it doesn't show any boost while cruising on flat ground at approx 1100 rpm." I do get good mileage from 8 to 9 mpg towing (only 32' long coach) had it since 2010 and always wondered about the puffs of smoke when stepping on it. And of course like many, I'm always looking for more power... :)
polar76 10/15/18 01:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1997 mechanical Cummins 8.3L Boost question

Thanks Brett Ran the rpms to 2300, this gauge has a recall switch to check the max boost, that is where I got the 2200 psi from. So yes I had it floored but not at the redline of 2550 rpms (on my gauge). I am mainly concerned at the lower rpms as it doesn't show any boost while cruising on flat ground at approx 1100 rpm. Thanks again I always appreciate your comments, I'll check with Cummins.
polar76 10/15/18 01:06pm Class A Motorhomes
1997 mechanical Cummins 8.3L Boost question

My 1997 Country Coach did not have a boost gauge and I have been wondering when the turbo should start showing boost. Over the weekend I installed a "Glow Shift" boost gauge. On a test drive it did not show much boost till the RPMs got up to around 1600. and then was only around 12psi till the engine got up around 2000 rpms them it showed about 20 psi with a max of 22 psi. My concern is that the wastegate may not be closing all the way as it will blow a bit of black smoke in the lower rpms when accelerating till the turbo ramps up. I have had the wastegate actuator off and tested at a turbo shop and it functions normally. All comments right or wrong welcome... :) Thanks Wayne
polar76 10/15/18 12:50pm Class A Motorhomes
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