My 'new' ( click: ) Argosy MH
is down in Santa Fe NM, waiting for me to pick it up some time in July.
My friend in Santa Fe is making arrangements for it to be checked up
by a local Truck/MH garage.
He's been talking to the manager and they definitely seam to be
knowledgeable when it comes older MH's, and they have a couple
of techs who are seriously into 454 engines.
Here's what I plan on letting them do:
Complete service/tune-up of engine including:
..perform leak-down test..engine oil
(including complete pump out of fluid and filter replacement)
..power steering system;
oil and Power Booster reservoir / lines
Check engine mounts (rubber)
Check all cooling system and heating system hoses
Check all belts
Check carb and fuel-pump including
..throttle linkage and throttle return control system
..vacuum lines/hoses ..idle and other adjustments
Check ignition system including
..distributor ( replace for electronic High performance distributor ?)
..HT leads ( spark plug wires )
..check vacuum advance diaphragm
..ignition 'electronic module'
(heat-sink silicone between module and distributor body)
Check ignition timing
..check transmission mounts
..check shift linkage
..check downshift mechanism
..replace diff. oil
Other mechanics / brakes / drive-train:
check brakes including parking brake
check/replace brake fluid
check master cylinder etc.
check wheel bearings/lubrication
Adjust wheel-bearings if necessary
check and grease all chassis/suspension/steering -lubrication points
I have worked on cars and motorcycles for ages
and plan on doing a lot of the other "small stuff" myself but:
Am I forgetting anything that would make sense
letting them do, knowing that they have the right equipment,
knowledge etc. ?