Fred thanks for keeping the forum up to date!
I am still in Dallas as of this post, having trouble getting on a flight to waterlogged Fla.
Shari, We bypassed Denver on the new tollway. Nice drive, but a bit pricy. On a deadline and all that.
Chas, I tried to route thru Austin for a visti to PeterH, but could not figure out a way to make the time.
Fred relaed all of the pertinent info, but while in Dallas, I changed out the carrier bearing, as it was maknig a fair amount of noise and the vibration was setting my teeth on edge.
The waterheater was a goner as soon as we got home, I knew it had a burner leak, I just did not plan on it popping and flooding the coach.
The spare parts were not used (Yet) I carried a starter, water pump, and alternator. All of the hoses and belts were new. And I have a spare set of belts.
Once we were fixed in Idaho, and the people ther are great , thanks FrankR!, we had smooth saling for close to 1000 miles. That is if you do not count Salt Lake city, but once we were thru that I had no more stumbling, just poor economy until I got back under 3000 feet. I think the general rule is a 4% loss in power for each 1000 feet of elevation in a carburator fed engine. So at 7000 feet I had lost 28% of my available power
The biggest issue was the engine wanting to flood out when stopping at a rest stop, or to look at some of the scenery.
Leaving Dallas Saturday AM, all is well, all temps in range, genset and roof ac running. We were 45 miles from our jumping off point and the govenor in the transmission failed again
This time it failed while the cruise control was engaged and I do not know what the engine rpms were when I shut the cruise down. Even then it only revved the engine for a second or two.
I limped off the interstate and there was a minor ticking sound coming from the engine, I assumed it was a diffrent kind of govenor failure and found a parts store. They did not have one, but there was a boneyard a couple of miles down the road. I babied it (max 20 MPH in first gear) there, I had driven it for close to 20 miles in Idaho just like this, to the boneward. The ticking noise is a bit loder now, but again I assumed it was the govenor. I was able to get an new/used one and installed it at the boneyard. Note to self, do not do this again on a hot driveline.
Driving off I now have all three gears again, but the ticking is getting louder. At this point I knew it was a engine issue and shut it down.
The mechanics will look at it tommrow, but I thought that if you have thrown a rod, you lose most of your oil pressure
Mine stayed right were it normally was. Also I am looking for a bit of advice on why the transmission is eating govenors. I can get them cheaply enough but I think I should get more than 1K out of one.