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Old 10-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #855
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I drained and refilled the leveling jack reservoir this afternoon. It's an easy job. Manual states 9 quarts of ATF Type A. It took 10 quarts...that's why I bought 10!

Manual says to change once a year. I don't know if it has ever been changed. I don't really think I'll do it once a year.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:39 PM   #856
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This is my view this evening as I sit under the awning with iPad on lap and a glass of wine in hand.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:19 PM   #857
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Yup, you will need an engine if you ever want to get her on the road!
Got the engine, just need time to clean and paint the engine compartment and install it

This trip I'm on should be my last one for a long time so I will hopefully get time later this winter or early spring to start making some progress.

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:03 PM   #858
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One thing I forgot to mention is my Argosy has a switch on the dash labeled "fuel pump" which tells me it that it may or may not have been used all the time. My rig has a mid chassis fuel tank and then a home made tank in the rear with a selector valve to select between tanks. There is a switch on the dash for selecting tanks.

In all probability the fuel pump was added at a later time, possibly to facilitate pulling fuel from the rear tank.

One of these days I am going to have to sort all of that out. Right now the goal is to just get the engine back in it so I have a reason to sort all of that mess out
Sounds like the previous owner did some mountain driving...
When I installed a rear electric fuel pump on my 28', I also installed a switch with an indicator light. In the flatlands I drove it with the fuel pump off, but once I hit the Rockies and started to climb my first 10 footer, I started to get fuel starvation. As soon as I flipped the switch, the problem was solved. I sure was glad I went through the trouble to install it...
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:08 PM   #859
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Sounds like the previous owner did some mountain driving...
When I installed a rear electric fuel pump on my 28', I also installed a switch with an indicator light. In the flatlands I drove it with the fuel pump off, but once I hit the Rockies and started to climb my first 10 footer, I started to get fuel starvation. As soon as I flipped the switch, the problem was solved. I sure was glad I went through the trouble to install it...
Peter, do you remember what make/model of pump you installed?
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Peter, do you remember what make/model of pump you installed?
Sorry Dean, that was in 2001 , all I remember is buying some in stock fuel pump for around $40.- Bucks. But the second best thing I did at the same time was to install a heavy duty canister type fuel filter just in front of that fuel pump. The reason was driven by a breakdown on a 2 lane Hwy construction zone in Northern New Mexico. My primary fuel filter was the glass type I now only use in my genset compartment. Those kind of filters get clogged up by real fine particles. Man, did I learn my lesson being stuck right at the guy with a flag directing traffic. Fortunately, I immediately remembered to check that filter and had a spare filter insert in my magic box.
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Dean,

The document that Steve recently posted in the sticky thread lists the model number of the pump installed by GM.

Whatever pump it is they sure seem to last a long time.

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Old 10-20-2012, 07:27 AM   #862
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One thing I forgot to mention is my Argosy has a switch on the dash labeled "fuel pump" which tells me it that it may or may not have been used all the time. My rig has a mid chassis fuel tank and then a home made tank in the rear with a selector valve to select between tanks. There is a switch on the dash for selecting tanks.

In all probability the fuel pump was added at a later time, possibly to facilitate pulling fuel from the rear tank.

One of these days I am going to have to sort all of that out. Right now the goal is to just get the engine back in it so I have a reason to sort all of that mess out
Yep, we have a switch(toggle)on the dash...post production...flip that puppy off, and we're dead in the water in 15-20 seconds...Besides being our support, it's a deterrent for moho thieves that can't read...the label is one of those stick-on things that you squeeze the trigger(kinda like a StarTrek phaser), and the the letters/numbers emboss...THAT dates it as well as anything ...
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:56 AM   #863
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...Besides being our support, it's a deterrent for moho thieves that can't read...the label is one of those stick-on things that you squeeze the trigger(kinda like a StarTrek phaser), and the the letters/numbers emboss...THAT dates it as well as anything ...
That sort of label is exactly how our switch is labeled, and yes it does sort of date things doesn't it

Good point about being an anti-theft althought right now anyone that wants to steal mine is going to have to work at it.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:17 PM   #864
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The GM PDF states that the 454 of that era is rated at Wide Open Throttle(WOT) 25gph at min 2PSI and max 3 PSI.
The pump they suggest is a Holley 12-802.
Looks like that number is old... the latest version is 12-802-1.
About $140 but includes a fuel pressure regulator.. which is needed cos this pump is rated at 88GPH @ 8psi.

Holley Performance Products 110 GPH "Blue" Electric Fuel Pump With Regulator*12-802-1
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:24 PM   #865
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Yep, we have a switch(toggle)on the dash...post production...flip that puppy off, and we're dead in the water in 15-20 seconds...Besides being our support, it's a deterrent for moho thieves that can't read...the label is one of those stick-on things that you squeeze the trigger(kinda like a StarTrek phaser), and the the letters/numbers emboss...THAT dates it as well as anything ...
LOL... it was called a DYMO...

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I've been looking at that Holly 12-802-1 fuel pump. It's a bit pricy but what the heck!
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One thing I forgot to mention is my Argosy has a switch on the dash labeled "fuel pump" which tells me it that it may or may not have been used all the time. My rig has a mid chassis fuel tank and then a home made tank in the rear with a selector valve to select between tanks. There is a switch on the dash for selecting tanks.

In all probability the fuel pump was added at a later time, possibly to facilitate pulling fuel from the rear tank.

One of these days I am going to have to sort all of that out. Right now the goal is to just get the engine back in it so I have a reason to sort all of that mess out
Mine now has a switch labeled fuel pump, I have had stalling for unknown reasons, bad anytime it happens but worst was in the Georgia mountains. I did a complete check of fuel pressure, filter and tank for sediments(none), so while I had access to fuel pump added an extra wire so that I can bypass solenoids and computer with a direct 12v supply to the pump, wired it with a lit switch, if light goes out I can turn on the pump with the switch. Since installing hasn't stalled for 3,000 miles.
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See it for just over $100 shipped on Ebay Dean...
Or this one, is cheaper, but no FPR..
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G3136-1/?rtype=10
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