Before I get into my update...
Peter/Anyone please tell me where this "Relay/Solenoid" for the suspension compressor feed is? I know I have one on top of the engine, and another one under the hood on the drives side... but did not see a breaker/fuse on/near either.
Busy day yesterday again.
345 and similar owners please note the following:
There are fuel lines that possibly need replacing!
On my '84 the fuel feed line is 3/8", and the return line is 5/16".
I had replaced some of the rubber line over the last few years and "Thought" the tank lines were the last of it... NOT!
While replacing the rubber hoses to the tank I was struggling to remove the tank feed and return line where they are attached to the hard lines on the passenger side chassis rail. This area is behind the Grey water tank. Not only were they hidden from view, but almost unreachable.
I got the pipe clamps off, but even after slitting each pipe with a razor, the 3/8 refused to come of... I was pulling it and suddenly the WHOLE PIPE came rearward.
Here is a bad pic of the area with the pipe ends just visible. You can see the 3/8" feed pipe just, and the return pipe is behind it... electrical wire above.
I pulled it out and found it was shorter than I expected.
I realized this was a problem, and crawled forward(MH blocked at front, lifted fully on levelers at the rear, with 6T jackstands under the chassis rails!). to look where this next joint was...
Right above the TAG axle and completely inaccessible!
Here is a pic from in front of the axle looking back.
You can't even see OR reach the next connection that I had pulled out!
Decided right there, this needed a fix/upgrade.
Pulled out the return pipe, and both forward connections.
Note in this pic how the clamps face UP... I bet they are the original factory pipes! This is right above the gap between drive and tag axles.
Measured them and went out and bought some 3/8 and 5/16 steel pipe.
Here are the rearmost pipes, with the original rubber hose laid out with the new steel line.
Working from the rear, I inserted the new lines through the LOWER chassis support, and reconnected the lines... here is how it looks now, although I need to clamp them before I will be happy.
I just eliminated 2' of old, dangerous fuel line, and all connections are reachable for the future.