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Old 02-28-2010, 10:57 PM   #61
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When I read:

"So I called back napa cause their engine is so cheep."

I almost closed the window.
For what you are doing, you do not want cheap. You want quality, however at a reasonable cost. At the Ford dealer I worked at, we did service motorhomes. They are hell to work on. The labor rate at that dealer for motorhomes was $100 per flat rate hour. Coach builders build coaches with no regard to serviceability of the chassis. Techs at the dealer I worked at have had screws into gas tanks, chassis harness spliced into and cut into. High amperage battery cables routed next to fuel lines. Its ridiculous.

So if you want to fix it, it will cost money, but spending the right amount of money to fix it right the first time, will keep you from spending twice that amount to fix it all over again.

Locate a local engine builder, who can build you an engine for power and durability.

This right here is the bottom line. IMOP, the only way to go if at all possible.
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