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Old 07-13-2011, 06:29 PM   #71
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Well the park closes October 15th so there IS a deadline. As I said, I'm wary of towing the MH and this place is on a different clock than the rest of the world. (For those who don't know there is a mixture of Hispanic, Native, Hippie and Anglo culture here and the first three are on their own calendars).

The daisies have grown a few inches, a finch is building a nest in the "rec room", a rabbit makes nightly visits to feed and then there is the midnight bear. Don't understand how the tenters sleep.

Also, folks, with a 345, it's not like one plans on doing a lot of traveling. Maybe three spots a year. The owner of the park told me his son worked on his Chevy 454 engine with every improvement known to humankind, and he got from 8 mpg to 9.

Will keep everyone posted with updates... or more likely the growth rate of the daisies.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:58 PM   #72
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Did you ever get the dipstick to go in ? If so what was the oil level ?
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:16 PM   #73
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Did you ever get the dipstick to go in ? If so what was the oil level ?
That is the one thing the mechanic did do. He threaded it in like a pro. The oil level is way above ADD. So yes, that is still a problem.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:51 PM   #74
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Try giving these guys a call:
Rene's Auto Repair
575-737-0108
575-613-5879

They're right outside Taos on the same road
as the municipal airfield.

I can't recommend them as I don't know them,
but my Argosy was in there for a radiator fix
( at the sellers expense )
when I was in Santa Fe / Taos to check my
newly purchased MH.
They were working on a couple of old MH's
when I was there, besides mine; an old Winnebago
and something else, plus there were a bunch of
old V8's at the premises so an old(ish) Airstream
shouldn't frighten them.

I was just reminded this when I read your thread
and checked a photo I took while there

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The oil level is way above ADD. So yes, that is still a problem.

SD2,

Make sure that "mechanic" noze not to run'r

Good Luck, hope you can stop watching the daisies soon!!
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:10 AM   #76
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this place is on a different clock than the rest of the world. (For those who don't know there is a mixture of Hispanic, Native, Hippie and Anglo culture here and the first three are on their own calendars).

Am I the only one bothered by this? If so, I guess I need a different forum.
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No, you are not the only one bothered by this, but the moderators will let it fly by. jim
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On second thought ,I don't think the poster meant any harm. and I think I was being a bit thin skinned. Could be interpretted differently. jim
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On second thought ,I don't think the poster meant any harm. and I think I was being a bit thin skinned. Could be interpretted differently. jim
Me too, Jim.

I fit three of the demographics listed and took no offense.

I just see a not very responsible "mechanic".
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Too bad the mh is not where you could just drain part of the oil out in order to do the rest of the work. Could you get a wrecker to pull you somewhere to safely drop the oil? Parking lot ? With the oil in it you can't start it, so I would start there. One step at a time. jim
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:06 AM   #82
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Chances are your problem is the starter. You can very easily take it out yourself. It's only a couple of bolts and a couple of wires. Only one way to put it back in. A starter is one of the easiest DIY auto repairs. Once you have the starter out you will be able to inspect the ring gear. Most parts stores can check your starter.
As for the oil over fill assuming it's only a couple of quarts over it will be OK for a short distance.
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Too bad the mh is not where you could just drain part of the oil out in order to do the rest of the work. Could you get a wrecker to pull you somewhere to safely drop the oil? Parking lot ? With the oil in it you can't start it, so I would start there. One step at a time. jim
Sounds like this might be a good application for one of those oil extractors that uses the dipstick tube. I've never used one but I know they exist... don't know how well they work, though.
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