Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-06-2015, 09:07 AM   #169
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar
 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,387
Images: 1
Awesome job Mel!
__________________

__________________
Keyair is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2015, 04:18 PM   #170
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,262
Quote:
Originally Posted by choctawmel View Post
The 'R' from the alternator don't work. Called "Summint Racing and ordered and Stewart Warner 82620 tach that I hope will work.
Mel,

Have you got your tach to work yet?

I was looking through the box of Teleflex gauges that I've accumulated and stumbled across this tach that I had bought.

Click image for larger version

Name:	teleflex-alternator-tach-front.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	197.0 KB
ID:	253604Click image for larger version

Name:	teleflex-alternator-tach-rear.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	178.2 KB
ID:	253605

If you'll notice on the back of the tach it says: O/B Alternator and has settings for 4-pole, 6-pole, 10-pole and 12-pole.

Do you think this tach would solve your problem?

I also found this link for information on Teleflex diesel tachometers and troubleshooting them.

Brad
__________________

__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels, brake drums, windows & holding tanks left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2015, 06:10 PM   #171
Rivet Master
 
choctawmel's Avatar

 
1986 34.5' Airstream 345
choctaw , Oklahoma
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 576
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by bkahler View Post
Mel,

Have you got your tach to work yet?

I was looking through the box of Teleflex gauges that I've accumulated and stumbled across this tach that I had bought.

Attachment 253604Attachment 253605

If you'll notice on the back of the tach it says: O/B Alternator and has settings for 4-pole, 6-pole, 10-pole and 12-pole.

Do you think this tach would solve your problem?

I also found this link for information on Teleflex diesel tachometers and troubleshooting them.

Brad
Don't know. I got a tach from Summit Racing today. Got 12 post alternator and 2 1/2" pulley to a 7" crack. Wired it up and it don't read till I get to 1700 rpm. Summit thought I may need a 'sender'. Will call the gauge people in morning.
been trying to get a hole of 'Kevon' at TCU. He is the only one that knows anything about my controller. He was gone last week and I've been trying to call him this week. his voice mailbox is full and I learned today that he'll be back Monday. I may have to buy a new transmission controller.
Got the Silver Bullet out and drive to the gas station. On the way I blow one of the heater hoses off. I'd tighten the hose clamp to the fitting not the hose. Had to use the wife's drinking water to go on.
Runs good, but the tranny isn't shifting. The speedometer isn't working. W/O tach I'm afraid to get too bad on the accelerator peddle.
Maybe tomorrow I get an exhaust system on it.
__________________
choctawmel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2015, 07:03 PM   #172
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,262
Mel,

PM me your mailing address and I'll sent this tach to you. It's a match for the other gauges in your dash and I'm thinking it will work in your configuration.

Brad
__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels, brake drums, windows & holding tanks left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 11:20 AM   #173
Rivet Master
 
choctawmel's Avatar

 
1986 34.5' Airstream 345
choctaw , Oklahoma
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 576
Images: 1
Yesterday it was time to go to the muffler shop and get the exhaust system. Mr. Murphy showed as I notices that the volt gauge seemed to get lower and lower. That the muffler shop the muffler guy, "That's too big to go on my rake, I can't do it." Mr. Murphy II. The battery is now too low to start. I call the alternator shop, I'm 5 miles away and he says to bring it by. I unhook all the electric cooling fans and use the house battery. By the time I drive the 5 miles, not enough juice to make the turn signals work. First thing the alternator guy says, "Oh, you have a battery isolator." Then I remember why I didn't use a one wire alternator before, with the battery isolator no voltage to the alternator to excite it. Moved the chassis wire to the center post and all is charging. AND now the speedometer is working. May be the problem getting the tach to work will be solved also.
So, I check me iphone for another muffler shop and hit the interstate. She will go 60mph. But here comes Mr. Murphy again. The engine pulls good, then it don't????? The second shop can do it with a stock 454cid muffler. I don't think that to be a good idea and it's well into the afternoon so I head home. Now this engine problem gets worse and worse. I'm hoping the injector pump isn't going. In the 15 miles home it pulls good for a couple seconds then no power for a couple seconds. Either the lift pump is block the fuel or the injector pump is DOA! Will pull the fuel line off the lift pump and go directly to the injector pump. If you cheap Glow Gear fuel pressure gauge is right, it's pegged at 30psi so there's over 30 psi into the lift pump/filter.

I got a little over $9K into this. If the IP is bad, that'll be another $12-1500. AND the front will all come off again.

Maybe I'll just mothball this and go buy a trailer and out of here!!!!
__________________
choctawmel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 11:58 AM   #174
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar
 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,387
Images: 1
Keep going Mel!
Wxbouy had a similar sound issue with his Cummins... I think it turned out to be filter blockage or something.
Is it not possible to have a fuel pressure gauge somewhere that will tell you if pressure if dropping off and give you a clue?
__________________
Keyair is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 11:59 AM   #175
Slide Out Society #001
 
GCinSC2's Avatar
 
2007 30' Classic S/O
Somewhere , South Carolina
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,646
Try a fuel filter? My 12V didn't make power with a clogged filter.
__________________
S/OS #001
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L 6 Speed
16" Michelins, Hi Spec Wheels, Max Brake, Carslile Actuator, Equal-i-zer, Dill TPMS. Campfire cook.
GCinSC2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 12:00 PM   #176
Slide Out Society #001
 
GCinSC2's Avatar
 
2007 30' Classic S/O
Somewhere , South Carolina
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,646
Mel, in for a penny, in for a pound.
__________________
S/OS #001
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L 6 Speed
16" Michelins, Hi Spec Wheels, Max Brake, Carslile Actuator, Equal-i-zer, Dill TPMS. Campfire cook.
GCinSC2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 02:42 PM   #177
Rivet Master
 
choctawmel's Avatar

 
1986 34.5' Airstream 345
choctaw , Oklahoma
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 576
Images: 1
I do have a spin on gas filter on the frame that I installed w/the 454. I tried the Cummins filter but wrong threads, so I dumped the gas out and reinstalled. I have the cheapy Glow Gear fuel pressure gauge inline to the lift pump. I only reads up to 30 psi and is pegged out. The lift pump to the injector pump runs from 17 to 35 psi. I don't know what that pressure is w/o temperately installing a fluid gauge with a pin an 1/8" pin valve. And the IP is somewhere around 2-3000 pounds. It takes special equipment to read it. If I take the lift pump and filter out of line and got straight to the IP. Just can't get the ump up to go take the right front wheel off and get on my knees. Need to buy a new bag of floor dry. I used up all I had with the 3 gallon transmission flood.

Would it be sacrilegious to own both a AS motor home and an AS trailer?????
__________________
choctawmel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 03:06 PM   #178
Dazed and Confused
 
Isuzusweet's Avatar

 
Currently Looking...
1983 31' Airstream310
Hillsburgh , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,521
[QUOTE=choctawmel;1722315
Would it be sacrilegious to own both a AS motor home and an AS trailer?????[/QUOTE]

Just ask Peter as he has a 310 moho and a 31' limited.....That being said, it's not recommended to tow a 31' with the 310.

As for your fuel issue, let me get this straight.....You're running a gas fuel filter for a diesel? That would be a no-no in my book as the filtration rate would be different and the filter would not be big enough to process enough fuel for the motor. Many stand alone diesel water separators/fuel filters, even with preheat options that you can use.


http://www.westmarine.com/buy/racor-...06_180_003_550

Also did you replace all fuel lines and filler hoses with diesel spec parts? Diesel fuel may degrade and eventually dissolve rubber fuel lines that were used on gas rigs.

http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/f...el-fuel-21695/

As for injection pressure I know my Landcruiser diesel 1725 pounds actuated the injectors. I don't know what pressure the Cummins runs.

When John (Shepherd57) picked up his NU2HM 325 turbo diesel, it had sat around along time and the fuel filler hose had started to disintegrate into tiny little black bits. Falling down to the bottom of the tank, the fuel pickup picked up these bits and proceeded to clog the first of two fuel filters on our beasts. The resulting drive home for him was identical to what you experience. Everytime he stopped and the motor wasn't asking for as much fuel and the flow rate went down, some of the bits would drop off the filter allowing more fuel through the filter. He would get a bit down the road and under load the coach would bog down again. It got to a point when he was almost home that the coach would only travel a few hundred meters or so before losing power.

Start at the least expensive and work your way up to the most expensive.

Cheers
Tony
__________________
Per Mare, Per Terram and may all your campaigns be successful.

“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own.” "Harry S Truman"
Isuzusweet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 04:40 PM   #179
Rivet Master
 
choctawmel's Avatar

 
1986 34.5' Airstream 345
choctaw , Oklahoma
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 576
Images: 1
Attachment 253768
This is a Siera 18-7845 fuel filter. I am getting over 30 psi past this filter to the lift pump. So I don't think this gas filter is the problem right now. I just haven't gotten a-round-to-it to order the 18-7968 filter w/drain.
As for the hose/lines? I replaced the return line with 3/8" Stainless. The pressure line is 3/8" hose from tank to 1/2" stainless along the frame to 3/8" hose to engine, and all the hose is 'high pressure' fuel injection hose. The in tank fuel pump has a screen/sock on it. None of the farmers I know had has any problems with the plane-jane hardware store hose.
I think the problem is on the engine.
Had to get some yard work done today before the rain that may come.

And it's 5:00 somewhere.... It's close enough here. I'm off to talk to my keg.
__________________
choctawmel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 06:23 PM   #180
Rivet Master
 
choctawmel's Avatar

 
1986 34.5' Airstream 345
choctaw , Oklahoma
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 576
Images: 1
Angry again

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC02173.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	195.8 KB
ID:	253770
well for some reason it didn't like the picture of my filter, so, one more time
__________________
choctawmel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2015, 04:36 PM   #181
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-Airstreamer's Avatar

 
1997 30' Excella
1983 31' Airstream310
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,111
Images: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by choctawmel View Post
...
Would it be sacrilegious to own both a AS motor home and an AS trailer?????
Just 1 each ?
Here are both of mine at the same campground this weekend and no I did not tow the trailer with the 310. It was a christmas present for some good friends of mine to invite them to stay in the trailer.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	84merry.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	603.8 KB
ID:	253810   Click image for larger version

Name:	310side.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	355.1 KB
ID:	253811  

__________________
1983 310 Classic Motorhome
1997 30' Excella Trailer
AIR #13
PeterH-Airstreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2015, 04:41 PM   #182
Rivet Master
 
choctawmel's Avatar

 
1986 34.5' Airstream 345
choctaw , Oklahoma
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 576
Images: 1
Today being another Monday and as I keep trying to get hold of the only guy in the TCI company that knows anything about the 4 year old dinosaur transmission control that I have. Can't

So, I talked to a couple of diesel people over the weekend and was told to, "Get the pump in the tank out and let the lift pump handle it." Now that I have a full tank of diesel and no place to put it. May of blown the seals out of the injector pump with pumping maybe 70 psi to the lift pump adding to that. May have had as much pressure into the IP as Tony has output on his!

I ordered a 14mm banjo bolt snubber so as to have a fuel pressure gauge out of the lift pump. Be able to see if the IP is getting enough to work. I'm hoping no damage was done.

Dang! That's big!

Need to start thinking about a boost gauge and EGT gauge. Not sure what other monitoring I need to do. Maybe transmission sump temp.

I put a Holley regulator inline by the tank where it was as was stock with Holley pump/regulator. Made a mess too.

Took the Sierra fuel filter off to try and find a water separator filter to match, and Look-e there! It IS a water separator filter! Went back to the picture of it I posted and I could read it in the picture. That's fixed! With another mess.

Would go for a test run again, but here I set with computer hooks to the TCI waiting for a call. I'll call again Tuesday and Wednesday and by Thursday I'll be told he'll be back next Monday! AGAIN!!!
__________________

__________________
choctawmel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
late 454 vs early 454 & 400 vs 4L80E gbell Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11 10-02-2014 06:14 PM
To Cummins or Not to Cummins?? Help!! On the brink! big_john Tow Vehicles 33 03-23-2010 09:20 PM
First impressions of my new Dodge/Cummins tow vehicle idahosafari Tow Vehicles 14 04-17-2004 09:31 AM
Will 2000 Dodge RAM 2500 with Cummins 5.9L tow A/S well? idahosafari Tow Vehicles 23 03-11-2004 03:34 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.