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Solar LED monitor

The following is my thread I started. For those who have or may run across this issue with the small solar monitor LED on the interior AC cover.
udidwht 07/24/21 12:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Breakdown Information

Replaced both exhaust doughnuts (7/16/21) 1994 Southwind Storm 28ft 454 TBI w/4L80E (no air pump/s) Passenger side one blew while in southern Ca. back on the 11th July (my planned start day to return home). Replaced both but was unable to replace the springs and nuts. Roll forward...after returning to Renton, Wa. the passenger side one was nearly gone again. I noticed the nuts were bottoming out prior to applying tension via the springs to the flange-pipe allowing for a leak. Pulled the pipe down on both sides again and replaced the springs and nuts. Also applied lots of copper seize on everything. Once done I started the engine a few times to heat cycle everything and re-check. All nice and quiet now. Used Fel-Pro doughnuts. Also have on order an EGR (electric driven) and a trans filter (will change the trans fluid).
udidwht 07/17/21 05:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transmission advice

Indeed. Once the spark plug wire is exposed the wire/s are shot and need replacing. Be sure to use some hi temp heat socks or sheathing to cover the wires and that the wires are in all the appropriate looms.
udidwht 06/21/21 01:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil change on the road

If we mine Oil from the ground, why is it such a big deal if it's put back into the ground? Exactly. The oil is in far worse shape prior to being refined and in even worse shape prior to being ran in a vehicle for thousands of miles.
udidwht 06/13/21 10:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Streak remover

Get some 3M drip rail trim on the sides where it streaks after you've cleaned them off use Mothers more streaks.
udidwht 06/07/21 06:52am Tech Issues
RE: RV selling

It's a hot RV market right now, shouldn't have too much trouble unloading it. Was. With the fuel prices currently market is not what it was 7 months ago.
udidwht 06/07/21 06:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Allison 3000 transmission

No combustion process going on in a transmission so a time based interval would not apply. Trans syn fluid can live 100K easily.
udidwht 06/07/21 06:18am Class A Motorhomes
Trip report

Renton, Wa. - Sedona, Az Total miles - 3099 (US) miles Total days - 18 (Dec 21, 2020 - Jan 7, 2021) Total oil consumed - ~ 1/2qt (454 TBI 7.4L w/4L80E) 1994 Fleetwood Southwind Storm 28ft (using Valvoline full synthetic 10w-30) Total fuel cost - $1008.XX Odometer on RV currently - 68,295 MPG - low of 7.77mpg and a high of 9.70mpg High MPG was between Livermore, Ca. and Bakersfield, Ca. On the overall trip I hit the 9.XX range (3) times. After Sedona, Az. I headed south and skirted Phoenix then onto Huntington Beach, Ca. (real home). There for a few days then headed north back to Renton (home away from real home). The only issue I had was I started hearing a clank up front (on rough road) near drivers side. Crawled under and noticed that one of the sway bar bushings was missing. Bought (2) and replaced both the outer front ones. The other crumbled in my hand into (3) pieces upon removing. 20 min fix.
udidwht 04/19/21 12:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toilet seal lube?

Vaseline works great.
udidwht 04/19/21 12:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil leak

Also get a spray can of brake clean and spray off the ac clutch face and plate. Making sure to get the spray into the clearance area of where the clutch plate pulls against and engages. You want it free of oil.
udidwht 04/19/21 12:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: gas mileage

No toad (94 Fleetwood Southwind Storm 28ft) if I'm cruising ~60mph with no head wind or tail wind, level road I'll get 9.5 - 10 mpg. This is with 454 TBI w/4L80E and peak tune engine. Throw in hills, grade/s and low as 6.5 mpg
udidwht 04/11/21 05:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1993 Itasca chev 454 will not start

1. How does it turn over? Normal or slow? If slow check-clean starter connections. 2. Check the ignition coil for spark. 3. Check for fuel spray at both injectors (top of TBI unit) Should be nice cone pattern spray.
udidwht 04/11/21 05:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 24K plugs

Copper plug change intervals should be....30-35K Platinum plugs - 50-60K Iridium plugs - 100-120K Attaining those intervals depends on how well the actual ignition system items are and how well the engine is running.
udidwht 02/14/21 08:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 24K plugs

24K is nothing for spark plugs these days ! I'll bet the recommended interval is 100K. Those don't look like AC Delco that came out of them. Recommended interval of 100K applies to Iridium equipped vehicles. These are standard copper plugs (94 GM 454 TBI) These types of plugs are designed with today's ignition equipped systems combined with high CR and lean cruise AFR ratios. One other note... All spark plugs (Iridium) are copper at their cores. What differ is the tip. A standard copper core has a copper tip coated with nickel.
udidwht 02/14/21 05:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 24K plugs

Coat the spark plug porcelain with dielectric grease before you put the boots on and they will not stick the next time you want to take them off. That was done when wires were installed with Super lube.
udidwht 02/14/21 05:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 24K plugs

24K is nothing for spark plugs these days ! I'll bet the recommended interval is 100K. Those don't look like AC Delco that came out of them. Those indeed were AC Delco copper plugs. If you hold left CTRL and press + key you can zoom in real close.
udidwht 02/14/21 05:19pm Class A Motorhomes
24K plugs

Decided to pull the spark plugs after haven been in for 24K. This is in a 1994 Fleetwood Southwind Storm 28ft 454 w/4L80E Surprisingly they looked very good after 24k miles.... I did however break a boot 1/2in from the end off cylinder #8. Darn....replaced those wires at the same time as the plugs. Engine is now at 68,295 Purchased new 8.5mm heavy duty Belden ceramic wires. The old ones were Belden Edge 7mm wires (non ceramic). I also use 1500F heat shield cloths on the wires. The plugs were AC Delco coppers. I replaced them with Autolite coppers. After 24K miles the gap had only opened barely .001 (from .035) With exception of the distributor itself. Everything in the ignition system I've replaced.
udidwht 02/14/21 04:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best mouse trap?

We took the trap far away from the trailer and released it. So it would be someone else's problem. Not to mention that it may violate state regulations. I know that in Tennessee, if you trap any kind of wildlife, TWRA regulations require you to either release it where it was trapped, euthanize it, or get a permit from TWRA to relocate it. That is to prevent the spread of disease from one area to another. Animals are capable of doing that all on their own. A fine example of idiotic legislation. Same as agriculture checkpoints like in Ca. Can't fix stupid. But we can eliminate it from the face of this planet.
udidwht 02/08/21 08:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Best mouse trap?

Traps that have to be fed? Not good. The bucket? Leave it and forget it.
udidwht 02/08/21 06:47am Tech Issues
RE: Best mouse trap?

I use the 5gal bucket method as well. Works great. And best of having to reset the trap. It catches over...over...over...
udidwht 02/07/21 11:58pm Tech Issues
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