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Old 02-17-2015, 07:40 PM   #127
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I contacted Banks, and they profusely appologized. They are sending a new line out directly to me, and ask that I send the old one back to send to their engineering department for QC and review. Outstanding customer service.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:32 AM   #128
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Didn't have to use their customer support. Their technical wasn't very helpful. Mine went kinda rich on me after a year. They implied that it was common but gave no useful advise on tuning. I took it to a local shop that had a lot of experience with the P1700. They cranked the star wheel back. Cleaned up the smoke and made it more drivable without robbing noticeable power. The EGT doesn't climb as high so I don't have to watch the EGT as closely. Do watch your EGT!
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:57 AM   #129
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I am a diesel novice for sure. Just what is the proper driving procedure when you see the EGT getting to dangerous levels. The trip west in April will be the first time Ive driven in mountains (in a motorhome) so Ive been wondering about this. I assume shifting to keep the rpm s in the sweet spot is most important but if Im on a long incline and see my egt climb above 1300 lets say, just what do I do? Pul over and let it idle until the egt temps come down? Thanks fellas.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:45 AM   #130
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I am a diesel novice for sure. Just what is the proper driving procedure when you see the EGT getting to dangerous levels. The trip west in April will be the first time Ive driven in mountains (in a motorhome) so Ive been wondering about this. I assume shifting to keep the rpm s in the sweet spot is most important but if Im on a long incline and see my egt climb above 1300 lets say, just what do I do? Pul over and let it idle until the egt temps come down? Thanks fellas.

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Back off and downshift. You should be able continue at a slower speed and keep the RPM up. I wouldn't stop unless your water temp gets high.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:14 AM   #131
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:41 PM   #132
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fixed the push button transmission pad. PO spilled coke on it, and just needed a thorough cleaning.

Finished power pack install.

Installed pleated shade in the rear.
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:43 PM   #133
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Kota,

Is the star wheel adjustment something i can do?
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:29 AM   #134
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Pretty easy. You can google it. You need a good understanding of the P1700 to set it up correctly. I had mine done by a shop when I had the Allison serviced. There is a trade off between power and burning up your engine.
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I'm liking those shades. Where did you get them?
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:36 PM   #136
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Here: Blinds – Window Treatments - Window Blinds and Shades - Horizontal Blinds - Window Shutters

So interesting story about the powerpack install. Went out to install and found out the exhaust side of the turbo already had the Banks Big Head installed. I already have EGT and Boost gauges, and I looked at the fuel plate to confirm the number the PO had. It was an 8. So basically I swapped out the 8 for an ottomind, and installed the twin ram and new fuel lines. Overall... I have a Banks Stinger system in left over parts for a 5.9L motorhome.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:37 AM   #137
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Spent the weekend working on the RV again. Got the weeping injectors for #2 and #5 cylinders taken care of. Still have weeping at #3.

Rerouted the air compressor feed line so it doesn't look like a big dorky curl.

Mrs wanted a new faucet in the kitchen, so ordered a Vigo, and went to do the install. This was a bit of a PITA. The space under there is not large enough to get a tool into position and actually loosen the retaining nuts. Even with penetrating oil the restriction was movement space. So the sink had to come out. The sink was held in by six clamps. Two on each side, and one fore and aft. However what was really holding it in there was the caulk. I used a straight razor scrapper at an angle to try and separate them, but to no avail, I ended up using a 2" putty knife, and that worked wonders. Once the sink was out, used goo gone on it to finish the cleanup, and used the putty knife to clean the counter top mating surface. Also took the time to clean that counter under the sink lip since it had 20 years of build up, debris, and I do not know what.

Started the sink at about 1:30pm had to take a break for parts run because the motor home supply line was 1/2" and the new sink's lines were 3/8" compression. Also noted the counter top hole was 1 1/4" and the new faucet body was 1 3/8". Went to pick up cleaner, drill bits, my drill from home, and and caulk at around 4:30pm. Came back around 5:30pm and realized the shaft of my cutout adapter I grabbed was too big for the drill I had... undeterred I used a standard drill bit and ground the sides until the faucet body fit, had to do multiple test runs for placement, and ensure the hold I cut was straight, but the base was 2" and the retaining nut was 2" so I had a nice margin of error. Additionally I checked it frequently and once I had a snug fit that was true vertical I called it. By 6:00pm all adapters were teflon taped, and I was ready for final install. Had everything assembled by and caulked by 6:30pm. Cleanup and tool collection/maintenance complete by 7:00pm.

As is consistent with my projects, the majority of time was spent with dis-assembly, pictures for reference, and problem solving the random curve balls I face.

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2. Initial picture of the faucet
3. Beneath the sink with the rear back splash removed, you can see the door lock actuator, lock control module, the propane line for the catalytic heater, and the water lines. That black rounded cylinder is a water accumulator for the cold water.
4. Four is the counter top, sink removed and a picture of all the buildup from twenty years, and of course, the old faucet.
5. The new Vigo faucet with soap dispenser. Because the hold system had the control head to the left of the central faucet and the new system has the control head on the faucet I had an extra hole to play with. I have seen people cap these, but I wanted a soap dispenser for dawn. As you can see in the picture it stays next to the sink, and is a bit of an eye sore. So now that bottle will disappear beneath the sink, and we will have a bump readily available. The soap dispenser refills by pulling straight up on the head and pouring it down the exposed hole. This new setup is a faucet sprayer combination, with single touch selection, the faucet can come out over the sink and now allows us to fill large containers from somewhere in the motor home besides the shower or the lower exterior drain.
6. Sink is caulked, done in 2 minutes with a small tube of white high gloss caulk and a caulking tool. One minute to place all around, 30 seconds to trace with the tool, and 30 seconds to wipe any residue the tool pushed off the sides.
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:48 PM   #138
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Did you get a chance to drive it with the Banks yet?
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Kota I have not. I am working on troubleshooting and fixing the injector leak first. By the way, Banks sent me another #3 line, and the next one had the same problem, but not as bad as the first.
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Interesting seeing that your air cleaner is located where I relocated mine to. I assume that was the factory location. Looks like your exhaust brake was a retrofit. How well does it work? I'm in the process of installing a Pac Brake PR system. Where are your batteries located?

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