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Old 04-23-2012, 06:28 PM   #519
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At Yosemite and all setup, a beer in hand and looking up at Half Dome.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:26 PM   #520
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At Yosemite and all setup, a beer in hand and looking up at Half Dome.
Very nice! Ya got me chompin at the bit. Our vacation starts on Monday. I got it out of storage and have been working on it for a week now. One step forward and two back. Have not got everything done that I wanted but the mechanical stuff is all good so we're headin out on schedule.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:37 PM   #521
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Great pics, pretty coach!
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At Yosemite and all setup, a beer in hand and looking up at Half Dome.
Great photos Dean. Worth all the effort eh!
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:41 PM   #523
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Yosemite Trip II

I recently replaced the water pump clutch fan and this is the first trip with it. I got the part at AutoZone and I will be shortly replacing it again with a quality part from my favorite local parts house in Red Bluff. I'm guessing the clutch fan from AutoZone is not the correct one for the P30 Motorhome chassis with the 454. There will be no more parts purchased at the cheaply auto parts stores!
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I went through similar situation with clutch fan in our 345 P30 w454. When I replaced it the second time I went to our local GM dealer for parts. As it turned out this one works as it should, most of the time. For reasons unknown to me this one will occasionally cycle on & off at random engine temps.
I've always wondered if these are not properly stored before using if you'll have more than just vibration problems?
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #524
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #525
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OK, where's MY beer...??? NICE PICS! Is there room for more Airstreams?...m
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:35 PM   #526
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Nice photos! Please keep them comming.

I really like the contrast and color saturation. Reminds me of the Kodachrome days. What do you shoot and do you use any filters?
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:01 PM   #528
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Upgrading the dash AC is definitly on my list of future upgrades. I'm looking at newer, more efficient pump, a finned pipe from the rear engine to the front for the condensor, and eyeball vents in the dash. Ones that you can direct more accuratly. Even a couple down low for the dog. That was one thing I never considered. How to keep cool on the road on those 100 degree days without running the gen and roof units. Cooled seats would also be great if I could ever find some. A buddy has them in his BA Caddy. They really work after you get over the innitial shock of feeling like you wet yourself.
There is something weird about the ac fan. It works great for a while then it seems to no longer blow air...confused!
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:04 PM   #529
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Very nice! Ya got me chompin at the bit. Our vacation starts on Monday. I got it out of storage and have been working on it for a week now. One step forward and two back. Have not got everything done that I wanted but the mechanical stuff is all good so we're headin out on schedule.
I didn't get everything on my never ending lists of things to do either, but the deadline came and we headed out! Have a great vacation.
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Great photos Dean. Worth all the effort eh!
Thanks, and yes, worth every penny of the thousands I've spent so far! LOL!
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Dean-
I went through similar situation with clutch fan in our 345 P30 w454. When I replaced it the second time I went to our local GM dealer for parts. As it turned out this one works as it should, most of the time. For reasons unknown to me this one will occasionally cycle on & off at random engine temps.
I've always wondered if these are not properly stored before using if you'll have more than just vibration problems?
I put in a 180 degree thermostat and MH ran between 160-170 with the clutch fan cycling...if I put in the stock 195 thermostat, I'm sure the clutch fan would have been engaged continuously!
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