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Old 11-24-2018, 03:05 PM   #29
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Darn, does that mean that at 140796 miles on mine that I'm screwed?
Nope, just means someone has done a good job with the maintenance work
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:04 PM   #30
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"The RANCH", not the "farm"! LOL



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Not as long as you keep it parked at the farm!
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:20 PM   #31
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Oh how I wish I had a 31' rear bedroom!


Sometimes I wonder if there is room to stuff my Isuzu turbo diesel and transmission from my tool truck into the motor home. It's not of course, but then I also think about a few months back when the alternator went out on the Isuzu. The alternator alone, no labor to replace, costs a mere $1550. Oh my!



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I did say 100,000+, (the plus part was for you Dean). Plus, yours is a shorty as well, which makes my point.

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PS You gasser guys have it good, (GM crate, Jasper, any parts store for rebuild kits).....try coming up with a replacement Isuzu 6BD1 out on the road. That one couple waited three years before getting their diesel coach back on the road.
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:25 PM   #32
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That would have been my dad changing the oil/filter consistently!



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Old 12-09-2018, 07:36 PM   #33
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Hey,
When you consider the weight, wind drag, driving habits, etc etc. to compare it to an auto is not fair. A compression test, oil samples, these are a good indicator of its internal condition. If taken care of, and driven sensibly, 150 K is not unreasonable. You can stand on the gas all you want, it's not going up that hill any faster. Carberated motors do wear out an engine quicker. It's turn of the century technology. Get a good fuel injection system. Don't know how much good it'll do you if you got a lot of miles on the unit. One thing that will definetly make it run better. Full length headers, 3 inch dual exhaust into a pair of Walker quiet flow mufflers 3 inch in and out. Put on an edelbrock performer dual plain manifold. Fab some sort of air delivery system. Cold air and a lot of it is good. Try to get air from in front of the radiator. These will help performance and increase life of the engine. If it runs good, and doesn't clatter, or cough, or do. Weird stuff when very hot, I'd drive it and enjoy it. DJ
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