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RE: Diesel Runaway Engine

The mulit-fuel M35A1s, that I worked on, while in the Army, were famous for runaway. I carried tools on the wrecker to cut the fuel lines. In the M35A1's case, it was fuel pump failure. Richard
RLS7201 02/08/16 10:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dump Valve Lubricant

Can't say exactly what material the dump valve seals are but absolutely do not use any petroleum based lubricant on them. They WILL swell and cause all sorts of problems. Use a silicone based lubricant and not a petroleum based one! I installed grease zerks in my dump valves over 10 years ago, and my seals haven't swelled yet. Again, petroleum will not hurt the dump valve seals. They are not rubber. Most likely, they are buna-N. Richard Bob is the oil guy did a test using Buna n seals and various petroleum products. All were the same size before test. http://i.imgur.com/x54usGtl.jpg This was the result of his test. Alright! Good deal! You proved that the seals are not buna-N Richard
RLS7201 02/03/16 01:30pm Tech Issues
RE: engine removal on a Gas Unit

RNC523, I had the 460 out of my ol Bounder in 8 days with a little help from a buddy. It came out the front. At 72, I don't work hard 8 hour days. I did this at home on my RV pad with a well equipped tool box, cherry picker & engine stand. Reasonably equipped for a DIYer bit not as equipped as a professional shop. The shop doing your work is dragging their feet (or a$$). Richard
RLS7201 02/02/16 11:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dump Valve Lubricant

Can't say exactly what material the dump valve seals are but absolutely do not use any petroleum based lubricant on them. They WILL swell and cause all sorts of problems. Use a silicone based lubricant and not a petroleum based one! I installed grease zerks in my dump valves over 10 years ago, and my seals haven't swelled yet. Again, petroleum will not hurt the dump valve seals. They are not rubber. Most likely, they are buna-N. Richard
RLS7201 02/02/16 11:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Master Cylinder??

Is your 89 Southwind on a Ford F53 chassis or an Oshkosh chassis? Both used the Ford 460. Richard Not sure but Im going to run the vin. I think I found one under a 89 ford F700 it looks exactly like the one I have from the pictures in O'Riley,I pick it up tomorrow. F53 has EFI & 4 speed E4OD over drive tranny. Oshkosh has a carb & 3 speed C6 tranny. Richard
RLS7201 02/02/16 10:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Master Cylinder??

Is your 89 Southwind on a Ford F53 chassis or an Oshkosh chassis? Both used the Ford 460. Richard
RLS7201 02/02/16 09:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generac vs Onan generator

Don't shoot the messenger, but I have seen the term "Gen-a-junk" used many times in reference to Generac generators. Richard
RLS7201 01/31/16 01:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire Rotation

We rotate ours once a year: left rear swap with fronts, then next time, right rear swaps with fronts etc. This is the same routine I use. As already noted, don't worry about which way the tire rolls. The tire manufactures withdrew that requirement many years ago. Richard
RLS7201 01/29/16 07:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wash up with no hook ups

Does your RV have an outside "dog wash" shower? I made a simple PVC adapter that connects a garden hose to the shower hose fitting on the outside faucet set. Ah yes, I do indeed have an out side shower. But I'm out here in the middle of no where and had to make do with what I had on hand. I have often thought of grafting a hose bib on to the shower plumbing, but always get side tracked by something, like the new 460/528 stroker engine I installed last summer. See ya at the top of the hill (with clean FROG). GRIN Richard
RLS7201 01/28/16 07:16pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Wash up with no hook ups

That' a good idea, but did you know, if you have a shower, you can remove the shower head and attach a garden hose to the shower hose. Or remove the hose completely and connect the garden hose to the spot where the hose attaches to the knobs - wall. It's the same thread as your garden hose. That would be great, if it was that way on all RVs. My shower plumbing is not to hose bib standards. Hose bib standards are close to 3/4" NPT, which would make for a very large shower hose fitting. Richard
RLS7201 01/28/16 07:09pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Wash up with no hook ups

Here I sit in the La Posa BLM, just south of Quartzsite, with a dirty car and no car wash in town. After some thought I remembered that I had a hose adapter from the water bed days. Screwed the adapter and hose to the kitchen faucet. Threw the hose out the window and washed the car. Took less than 10 gallons. Now I'm off to the dump station to do fluid management. The adapter may be something you want to add to your hose toys. http://i.imgur.com/OLtr4WZl.jpg Richard
RLS7201 01/28/16 05:15pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dump Valve Lubricant

Plumbers grease comes in 2 varieties. Petroleum based and silicone based. Never use the petroleum based grease on any rubber seal as it causes the rubber to swell and will make the problem worse. Unfortunately, most big box stores sell the petroleum based grease. The dump valve seals are NOT rubber, so grease in not a problem. Richard
RLS7201 01/27/16 11:45am Tech Issues
RE: Dump Valve Lubricant

The easiest way to lube the dumpvalves is to install a grease fitting on the top. When ever the handle gets hard to pull usually every other year I pump some grease in and it pulls out and in with ease. For some reason the black tank always gets harder to pull than the grey. Ditto.. Been doing the same for over 20 years. Never replaced the whole valve, just the $2.00 seals. Richard
RLS7201 01/26/16 07:51pm Tech Issues
RE: 30 amp generator with 12 gauge wire?????

I believe the wiring in question is part of an engineered system. Engineering calculations determined the wire size and temperature rating of the wire required. As such the system does not have to comply with NEC requirements. NEC covers systems that have not been engineered. Very interesting. Thanks. What constitutes an engineered system and who is qualified to do such? Richard
RLS7201 01/25/16 10:31am Tech Issues
RE: Flat solar panel performance today in Quartzsite

I'm ½ mile south of the big tent, in Q. 505 watts flat mounted. 365 watts on the sunny side of the coach. 140 watts on the shady side. Rogue 30 amp MTTP charge controller. 4-6volt batteries. 18.5 amps max at 1PM. 105 amp hrs. total for the day. Richard 95 Bounder
RLS7201 01/24/16 08:35pm Tech Issues
RE: spark Arrestor etc. Got to be a better way

Wire brush and blow torch to clean these things. Is there some liquid I can put them in that will eat away the carbon? Need to buy some replacements but still trying to find them That's the method we used, when racing 2 stroke dirt bikes. Never found any thing better. Richard
RLS7201 01/24/16 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Hard to find part

If you have a Tractor Supply in your area, they have rod ends that will work for you. Those ends are used on the steering of lawn tractors. I find several web sites with the part number you list. sp 165220 Richard
RLS7201 01/23/16 07:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I10 vs I40

We crossed on I40 on Jan 1st, 2nd & 3rd, through Ok, TX, NM & AZ, with no problem. I can't imagine I40 being a problem in March. Check the road conditions in Flag Staff & Albuquerque. If those two cities are clear, you're good to go. Richard
RLS7201 01/21/16 07:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: Water Heater doesn't last!

Did you change altitude? Maybe the burner needs adjusting. Richard
RLS7201 01/10/16 06:01pm Tech Issues
RE: 96 F53 chassis turn signal 4 way & brake lights not working

Another option is to go to IRV2 Ford Forum Thread and post your dilemma. SubFord is as sharp as a tack on Ford chassis wiring. He is capable of posting wiring prints and talking you through trouble shooting. I'm away from home for the winter and don't have my Ford chassis CD with me. duh! Richard
RLS7201 01/10/16 05:55pm Class A Motorhomes
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