Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-20-2002, 10:35 PM   #15
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-Airstreamer's Avatar

 
1997 30' Excella
1983 31' Airstream310
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,373
Images: 51
Fred,
A brown to grayish/tan color means correct heat range and operating temperature.
Oil deposits or oily coatings would indicate problems with rings and/or valve guides.
My book says Delco R44T, not sure about your rig.
Get a small tube of anti-seize compound to put on the threads prior to installing.
Always screw plugs in by hand first. If you can not reach in there, stick a short piece of 3/8 fuel line over the plug to use it as an extension.
Cross threading is not recommended!!
__________________

__________________
1990 29' Excella Trailer
1996 Airstream B190
1997 30' Excella Trailer
AIR #13
PeterH-Airstreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2002, 09:10 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
ALANSD's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 8,462
the oil use sounds pretty normal...how about those dipsticks? The longest dipstick I have ever seen! I heard of one that had the tube cracked at the base where it went into the oil pan, the owner kept checking hs oil and thought it was too low, so he put in 3 or 4 quarts. He was lucky as he could have floated the motor...
__________________

__________________
ALANSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2002, 10:07 PM   #17
Just a member
 
thenewkid64's Avatar
 
1978 28' Argosy 28
Tampa Bay , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,539
Images: 21
Send a message via AIM to thenewkid64 Send a message via Yahoo to thenewkid64 Send a message via Skype™ to thenewkid64
Alan,

I have to agree on the dipstick lenght. It goes on forvever. the biggets problem I have is reinserting it afer checking the level. I have to do it "just right" or it will bind. This is not a task to be attempted in close quarters
__________________
Brett G
WBCCI #5501 AIR # 49
-------------------------
1978 Argosy 28 foot Motorhome

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. -- Plato


thenewkid64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2002, 10:56 PM   #18
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-Airstreamer's Avatar

 
1997 30' Excella
1983 31' Airstream310
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,373
Images: 51
Just read the reports about oil usage over on the
'oil and trans fluid' thread.
Jim came in with 1 qt per 600-700 miles
Dr Joe with 1/2 qt per 800 miles on his maiden journey (with 2 plug wires crossed!)
Dip Stick: Alan, I had to cut my dip stick tube to get the right exhaust manifold out. And there was no way to put a new tube in with the motor installed. I used a piece of fuel line and two clamps to keep the tube together, has been working fine.
__________________

__________________
1990 29' Excella Trailer
1996 Airstream B190
1997 30' Excella Trailer
AIR #13
PeterH-Airstreamer 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
Burning Man 2004: Burnstream Court Jeromepix Our Community 38 06-14-2011 10:27 AM
The adventures of Brett and Edie III thenewkid64 Airstream Motorhome Forums 54 02-14-2005 05:25 PM
Adventures of Brett and Edie Part II thenewkid64 Airstream Motorhome Forums 28 12-01-2003 02:36 PM
Members Photos Richard Vroom Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 4 09-21-2003 07:26 PM
Adventures of Brett and Edie Part I ViewRVs Argosy Motorhomes 69 07-08-2003 08:06 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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