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Old 09-28-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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Fuel Starvation

I was experiencing some hill climbing fuel starvation last week and replaced the inline fuel filter and the internal carb filter. The problem persisted and I was about to start checking the transmission even though the indications seemed contra to a slipping tranny.
This morning I rolled under the bus ( I love my creeper ) and was actually looking for another inline filter, cause' I've seen them doubled up before... and what did I find?..... the "T" from the fuel line to my generator was done with a lighter than I'd have used fuel line!! The line was kinked ahead of the "T" and I have no doubt it was the problem.
What a relief not to have to go deeper ... like into the tranny!!
I'm of the opinion that if you look long enough and are patient some problems seem to find a way of presenting themselves to be solved.
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Old 10-01-2005, 07:30 PM   #2
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No Fuel Starvation!!

The run from Sumter SC to Wilmington NC and then on to Asheville NC proved to be without fuel starvation!! Yea! The hill climbs to Asheville did not present the old problem. IF this happens to you check your fuel lines.
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:02 PM   #3
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Steven was having a similar problem. Turned out there was another filter on his coach just aft of the door on the frame. It appeared to be original to the P30 frame but it was all tangled up in some wiring for the battery.
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Old 10-02-2005, 04:20 PM   #4
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I still remember that day! Hasn't happened again!
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Old 10-02-2005, 07:47 PM   #5
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Just went through the same fuel starvation problem. After my professional parts replacer, I mean mechanic, replaced both fuel pumps, all filters and various other "diagnostics" at a cost of about 900 bucks, I found a kinked fule line that was the problem. At least he got my new carpet greasy.
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Old 10-05-2005, 07:08 PM   #6
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I remember a trip from Ontario to Florida in the 70's when a hitchhiker (ya it was o.k. back then) leaned out the side door and spotted the second fuel filter on the frame. It had been one of those head scratchers for a couple of high priced parts replacers along the way.
Drove a couple of 6-8% grades today and no fuel starvation yet!! Some things just work out. Check for kinks!!
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:24 PM   #7
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Quote:
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the "T" from the fuel line to my generator was done with a lighter than I'd have used fuel line!!
scared me for a second thought you were using a "lighter" to check your fuel lines!
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Glen- you need to name that coach of yours. These up close and personal stories would gain so much more interest. I'm happy you are climbing to new heights.
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Check the Ignition Modual. Similar Symptoms. Cheaper fix.
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Kent, I named it "Prayer Wagon" as it's likely had more prayers said in it than most all, except yours of course. We also refer to it as "Airstream One."
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I don't get the naming thing? Am I missing something here?
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We've considered several names for our 345. They basically follow how we're feeling about it at the time. In the first year, when it was breaking down all the time we called it "Slacker". Then, once we got the kinks worked out and started considering adding nose art to is we called it "Betty" for a while (not sure why, maybe it sounded like a WWII bomber). Lately it's been the "Millennium Falcon" after a buddy proclaimed "it might not look like much but it's the fastest freighter on eight wheels".

Now with the interior improvements underway, we're considering "The Lounge-Mobile". Our best friend's daughter just calls it "The Space Ship".

I'm getting concerned that all of the name changing might give it an identity crisis and it could resort back to it's "Slacker" state again.
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My 310 Limited is called "The Silver Slug" - License Plate "AG SLUG". I am frequently asked what my MH has to do with agriculture - I tell people to think of the periodic table.
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Since we bought our 25 we call our 34 "The Setter or the Mothership" and we call the 25 the puller. It seems to travel much more that the 34.
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