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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli

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Posted: 10/27/19 09:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

VIDEO: Death Of An Engine - The Final Drive

The Death Of An Engine
Little Did I Know
In 5 Hours And 290 Miles
My Truck's Engine Will Seize Up
Only A Few Miles From Home Base
It Was To Be A Nice Drive Home
Meet A Friend, See A Car Show
Enjoy The Nice Scenery
All Was Good, But Then...

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Sure was handy that your buddy was able to take care of the TC.
Did you ever figure out what happened to the eng?

Scott

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ScottG wrote:

Sure was handy that your buddy was able to take care of the TC.
Did you ever figure out what happened to the eng?

Scott


The tow for the truck was easy. The camper not so easy like an unknown amount of time to find a way to haul. My brother was thankfully willing and able to come with his truck, late night by then.
The oil pump, either catastrophic failure in the pump or the sump tube cracked and admitted air causing a loss of oil suction. The oil filter was full of air when I removed it which reinforces the cracked tube theory. Also that the engine seized within a few seconds makes you think air was pumped through the passages blowing out the lubrication the bearings had.
The new engine works great, noticeably more power. Looking forward to those first gas mileage numbers.

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Wow, that was an exciting video to watch.

Do you not have gauges to watch? I have after market gauges and can set alarms if the parameters are breached. Oil pressure, water temp, trans temp, boost and battery voltage are all set to sound alarms.

AAA or Good Sam also offers towing memberships so if you break down your oversized vehicle is covered. I can ask my people to send a big flatbed to handle both truck and camper (over 10,000lbs). No need to call a friend to rescue your TC.

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More power with the new eng? That's great!
It will probably get even better with break-in.

Glad your back on the road!

S

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ajriding wrote:

Wow, that was an exciting video to watch.

Do you not have gauges to watch? I have after market gauges and can set alarms if the parameters are breached. Oil pressure, water temp, trans temp, boost and battery voltage are all set to sound alarms.

AAA or Good Sam also offers towing memberships so if you break down your oversized vehicle is covered. I can ask my people to send a big flatbed to handle both truck and camper (over 10,000lbs). No need to call a friend to rescue your TC.


I have the factory dash which has a gauge and idiot light. I'm thinking about a gauge set that goes in the drivers roof column. Good visability there. The factory gauge did work.

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ScottG wrote:

More power with the new eng? That's great!
It will probably get even better with break-in.

Glad your back on the road!

S


Put 50 miles on today. I punch the gas and it definately goes better. Filled the tank and going to get my first mileage calculation soon. 10.5 mpg is the number to beat. Sure is nice having my horse back...

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