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RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Finally got around to digging out the box from the engine temp sensor I put in. NAPA part, TS6178SB.
eyeteeth 08/27/16 11:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Funny you mention that as I just put the clust back together. It is all fairly boogered. Looks like the posts have been soldered once already. I now have one blinker indicator not working and the brake light is pulsing. Lol. Think I'll drive it home so I can work on it during the week. Just have to ignore that gauge for now and try to trust its ok for 20 mins.
eyeteeth 08/21/16 01:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Got the ATP universal repair cable. I'll let ya'll know how it works. Also replaced the temp sensor today. Let it run for a bit... Aaaaaand now it's even worse. Perhaps the sensor is the wrong one? Do they come with different resistances? Soon frustrated. The gauge is off the top. But shooting the top of the radiator, is 202. The water inlet at the bottom of the engine... 79. The water pump... 129. The brass end of the sensor... 147. The top of the hose right off the engine... 191. Temps are good, this is driving me crazy.
eyeteeth 08/21/16 12:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Interesting, and possibly worth a shot. What is the difference between them? Funny is seems auto stores don't carry them. I could could only find online stores...
eyeteeth 08/16/16 07:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Greetings all, again... Looking for proper part numbers for a speedo cable. I can't seem to find the cable I need with the correct lentgh... and ends... If I have the right transmission side, the basket is wrong, or... if it has the correct basket, the Transmission side is wrong... Shouldn't be that difficult should it? On a side note. Put a new TV/DVD combo in the RV this weekend. A NAXA 22" model. Really like everything about it, except the speakers really are bad. Really quiet. But the good part is... it comes with a 12v adapter and works great off DC. Which is awesome for dry camping. Thought I would share.
eyeteeth 08/14/16 09:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Picked up a new sensor. Hopefully its the right one. Multiple options again... Really hoping to put this one to bed once and for all. then... on to the next.
eyeteeth 08/08/16 01:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

I assumed timing would have been correct too. Obviously... lol... went through a lot 'o stuff. That coupled with the gauge showing things hot... Hopefully a new sensor with get the gauge to read correctly. Don't know if the things can be calibrated or not... or if they are what they are. Never had one go bad.
eyeteeth 08/07/16 08:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Griff... The Sensor is about the only thing that hasn't been changed. And, yea... made a couple of discoveries today. First, the Distributor was loose. We could turn it by hand. The timing was off the scale off... way advanced. Got that corrected. Seemed better at idle and then when we ran higher RPMS. Took it for a test drive. Didn't go 'as hot' but still wasn't anywhere I'd be comfortable driving it. Got back and shot it with a laser temp gun. Showed the block around the sensor at a respectable 187 degrees. So... Now I'm looking at replacing the sensor. I'm hoping I don't have to remove too much to get that switched out. But... I'm glad I think we finally have it straightened out.
eyeteeth 08/07/16 05:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Just all the coolant out to change pump. Looked fine. Just changed the oil a couple weeks back. Looked fine. I'm just out of ideas.
eyeteeth 08/06/16 03:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Well... Replaced water pump... And clutch fan.... No luck. Runs super hot just idling. After 15 minutes or so I checked my overflow tank, noticed bubbles. Thinking I may have head issues.... Talk to me. :E
eyeteeth 08/06/16 03:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

I'd love to turn the heat on high... but... one of my eventual fixes includes the HVAC system... the temperature cable snapped a while back... I think it's stuck on high, but I don't remember. Some point if the other stuff works out I'll want to fix that somehow. The whole 'interface' is kinda mucked up.
eyeteeth 07/31/16 05:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Well... Drained the coolant. Still looked pretty good actually. Replaced the lower hose with the universal as It was the only one I could find that was stiffer than what was already on there. (couldn't get a spring to insert) Put a new cap one and ran a coolant flush using Zyrex product. Once it cooled, drained it again, and ran water through the system until it came out clear. Filled wit fresh coolant, then went for a drive. It was better... but nothing I'd want to drive any distance. The gauge hung right at the very top of the gauge, then would occasionally just all the way up to the "H" then come back down... About the only thing I haven't done, is the water pump... so... what is the part number for the proper water pump. I can't remember if you listed that last time or not. But... that's the only other thing I can think of. at this point.
eyeteeth 07/31/16 04:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Thanks Griff The OEM is what I put on a few years back. The 'new' one didn't seem any firmer. No springs to be had. I'll try the 'suitable flex hose as it was much more ridged. Bought a cap too... will try flushing the system, swapping hoses, new cap, new coolant. Not quite up for trying the water pump just yet. Going with the easy stuff... Without the part numbers... they would have had no clue what to hand me. lol. Kinda standard for me. Thanks again... I'll let everyone know how it goes...
eyeteeth 07/30/16 06:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

I usually look for engine parts in the '78 range. But he dash design, and quad headlights are from '79-80... makes this all that much more difficult. It does have A/C... not that it works... but the parts are still there. Changed oil and filter a couple weeks ago. Pressure seems a little low. The gauge is just barely under half. Yea, the blocked passage definitely would not be nice. I wonder if a 'flush' would clear that.
eyeteeth 07/30/16 04:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

It is titled as a '79. I'm always a little scared of fans and spinning belts. Especially being a longhair.
eyeteeth 07/30/16 03:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Thanks for the quick responses. I'll check into the cable. I will more than likely bypass the cruise control. I had a custom one made a while back by Southern Speedometer but it didn't quite fit right, and eventually broke. "Over the years, I've seen two cases where the thermostat was installed upside down. The "wax" capsule, usually copper colored, needs to go down, into the coolant." - I'm going to assume the current thermostat is installed correctly as it would only fit/work one way, with the skirt facing down. http://www.classicwinnebagos.com/forum/index.php?action=mgallery;sa=media;id=1330 "Your fan belt may be slipping at higher RPMs." - Felt tight when we checked "Some high performance water pumps have more vanes ... if I recall correctly, eight vanes versus standard six." - Not sure I'm up to taking it apart..... "If your fan has a clutch, the clutch may be malfunctioning." - The clutch is relatively new as well. Seems to be functioning properly. The fan is turning when the engine is hot... "Is your lower radiator hose in good shape? Suction at higher RPMs may be causing an old/soft hose to collapse, restricting coolant flow." - That might be a possibility, This too is fairly new. I replaced it a few years back when I had the radiator recored due to leaks. However.. it does seem a little 'soft' to the squeeze. I'm sure it gets worse as the temperature rises. Perhaps a correct part number for this part. I had to adapt a lower hose before. Found something close and cut it to fit. "Conversely, a partially blocked upper hose could allow enough flow at low RPMs but not enough at higher RPMs." -Upper hose is good. "Make sure the radiator cap fits properly and has the right pressure rating. A new cap costs less than $10 and is cheap insurance. (I often replace them just to be sure.)" -I knew I forgot something at the store earlier today. Perhaps another trip is order. As the RV is not here. What pressure cap do I need? I feel like I bought one of those a while back as well. "Does your radiator steadily lose coolant? A radiator without an overflow recover tank will have some air space at the top, with the air acting as a pressure cushion. However, the core should remain completely immersed." -No. New core a couple years back. Has a recovery tank... although I was going to check to make sure there was sufficient coolant in the recovery tank. "Finally, your engine temp sensor or gauge may be giving incorrect readings." - I hit it with one of our racing laser temp guns.... its definitely hot. Thanks for the checklist.
eyeteeth 07/30/16 02:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Griff & Leeann... calling on your expertise. So starting to run out of things to try and check. Overheating... running hot. In 2013, the Waterpump went out and was replaced. Around 2009 or so the engine was rebuilt. Maybe 10-12,000 miles at most with the rebuilt motor. Last fall I did replace the thermostat, Found out it had the wrong one installed. I did track down and install a 180 degree skirted thermostat. I'm wondering if maybe the 440-3 engine that is in the RV requires a special part for the water pump as it did with the thermostat. About the only thing I have found online for a resolution to my problem was someone who used some acid based flush that solved the issue. It idles OK, seems OK until I get up to high way speed.. starting about 50mph, the temp climbs.... from about 3/4 5/6 gauge upward. I want to travel a few places yet this year but am having problems getting out of town. Any ideas or questions for me? Second item... Speedo cable. It came with some cruise control on it. IT worked back in 2007, doubt it works any longer. Don't think I need to try and keep it in line... so single cable that goes to the tranny would be fine. Unless you may know what to get for the cruise control module. That's a couple starter questions...
eyeteeth 07/30/16 12:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

What a ridiculously long url.... lol
eyeteeth 07/06/16 06:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

Good move! One of the smartest things you can do. Probably VERY smart thing...
eyeteeth 07/06/16 06:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Ha! got it. Right-click on your photo in Google Photos, select Copy Image Address. Paste that between the image tags and you're golden. I'll try that going forward. I was trying the "share" tool on the page which provided you with and URL, as well as simply using URL from the image itself. Didn't have much time to keep playing beyond that. Thanks.
eyeteeth 07/06/16 06:11pm Class C Motorhomes
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