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Old 11-08-2018, 10:12 AM   #29
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Price for prep and re-lining of fuel tank. $425. Just a start to the money pit.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:59 AM   #30
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Sadly, that sucking sound you hear is coming from the general vicinity of your wallet...and it's not the sound of your wallet inhaling money...quite the opposite.

Do be sure to replace every last bit of fuel lines with material rated for gas containing alcohol--the older hoses deteriorate rapidly with "corn gas" and have destroyed some really nice old Airstream motorhomes. You are right to work on the fuel system first!
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Price for prep and re-lining of fuel tank. $425. Just a start to the money pit.
It cost me $450 to have a custom 50 gallon tank built for my 20' Argosy. You might look into that option if you want a larger tank.
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I might have some leftover braided Teflon from when I went to dual Bosch 044 pumps on my Toyota Supra turbo. If not, the Parker store is close.
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It cost me $450 to have a custom 50 gallon tank built for my 20' Argosy. You might look into that option if you want a larger tank.


I might look at that option later if I decide to repower it at some point. Daydreaming about Duramax w/Allison combination.
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I might look at that option later if I decide to repower it at some point. Daydreaming about Duramax w/Allison combination.
Keep dreaming! Trying to assimilate the Duramax electronic nannies and sensors into your Argosy is almost impossible; you'll have error codes and it'll go into limp home mode every 50 miles; which is what happened to the other guy that swapped a Duramax.

Keep it simple is my moto. I'm going with a 12 valve Cummins; basically needs three wires to run; a positive, ground and relay wire to the starter; no computers, sensors or other crap. A Cummins will run for a long time.

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Keep dreaming! Trying to assimilate the Duramax electronic nannies and sensors into your Argosy is almost impossible; you'll have error codes and it'll go into limp home mode every 50 miles; which is what happened to the other guy that swapped a Duramax.



Keep it simple is my moto. I'm going with a 12 valve Cummins; basically needs three wires to run; a positive, ground and relay wire to the starter; no computers, sensors or other crap. A Cummins will run for a long time.



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I would go stand-alone ecu and harness. Ive done it on my 1994 Toyota Supra turbo and tuned it to make 500whp on pump gas (93 octane). Car runs and drives like stock unless you get a heavy right foot. trying to swap factory harness and all sensors into a different vehicle without the ability to actually control VATS and other systems would be a major headache. Its doable as long as there is room physically for the drivetrain. Dirty Hooker diesel and a few others sell stand alone harnesses for the Duramax/Allison drivetrain to swap into just about anything and do it without a ton of problems.
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