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RE: AC doesn't keep up with heat

Remove the AC roof cover. Then remove the cover that shields the condenser. Use some cleaner (no rinse to clean the condenser coil. https://www.amazon.com/Cleaner-Ounce-Aerosol-Clear-Yellow/dp/B099J9YRMY
udidwht 08/21/21 11:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Best Cleanser for Condenser Cleaning for AC?

Use this... https://www.amazon.com/Cleaner-Ounce-Aerosol-Clear-Yellow/dp/B099J9YRMY
udidwht 08/21/21 11:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4000 generator cranks but won't start

FYI.... For anyone in the Seattle area we have a great generator tech named Chuck. He's in Auburn, Wa. He agreed to come out to me (Renton-Highlands) and diagnose my Onan Microquiet 4K which would only run if I hold the start button. I initially checked with a volt meter some pins and narrowed the issue down to either a bad control board or voltage regulator. When Chuck showed up he threw his Flight Systems G-Man 360 on it and within 5 min bingo...bad voltage regulator. The voltage regulator that was on it had been replaced back in 7/11 with a Flight Systems 305. I was leaning at it being a bad control board. So if you need a generator looked at call Chuck (253) 820-1388
udidwht 08/21/21 12:25pm Tech Issues
RE: 80's 454 fuel supply challenges

For TBI troubleshooting... https://harristuning.com/Tbi/troubleshooting/ 94-95 TBI years were 26-32psi fuel pressure. You also need to be sure you're running the correct flow rated injectors for your year engine. Only use AC Delco parts. Do not cheap out. Even a bad TPS can cause the issue you're having. You mention 220 - 280 temps? The dash gauge even have 280? Or is it 260? Those year coaches run with a 195 T-stat. Do not use one less than that. It will throw off the PCM. I'd also pull the distributor and replace the pick-up coil and stator ring. The ring is known to crack messing with timing.
udidwht 08/03/21 01:44am Class A Motorhomes
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. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f107/solar-roof-panel-on-a-c-546589.html#post5842770
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 CMX...no 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 traffic...as 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
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