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Old 05-15-2014, 11:46 PM   #15
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Any idea of what caused the case to break the first time ?

Were there bolts missing between the transmission and the engine?
Hi, a missing dowel pin could cause this to happen. I can only see the left side dowel pin in your picture so I can't tell if the right side is missing or not. Also I believe that your starter is also on the broken side, possible problem there?
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:09 AM   #16
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Hmmm , good question. I'll have to take a look. Thx.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:47 AM   #17
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Glad to see that it could be welded back together, sure hope it bolts back up cleanly. Certianly a strange damage to find with out clear reason for it to break.
Keep a good eye out as it goes back in for issues that could have caused the crack.

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Old 05-16-2014, 08:42 AM   #18
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If I were to simply guess at what caused the break, I would say all of the bolts but the two in the broken ear were very loose or missing.

Of course I say this with not a lot of information.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:41 AM   #19
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I went to see the progress on my RV today. Looks like transmission is in and we are waiting on brake line to be installed. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-29-2014, 02:35 PM   #20
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:00 PM   #21
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Tool the RV for a test drive today. It's so much more quiet. The brakes were not as I expected so Monday the back brakes will be inspected and bled if that's all it needs. Oil pressure gauge doesn't seem to be working so that will be checked as well. Can't wait to get on the open road to ck if MPG has improved.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:24 AM   #22
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Just a word of caution, keep your expectations in check on the performance of th brakes on that p30. I was very concerned about the seemingly lack of stopping power of my brakes on my 310 when i got it. Soft pedal, and just didnt seem to feel right. I replaced all the pads, turned rotors, replaced flex lines, replaced master cylynder, flushed brake fluid, flushed power steering fluid(diesel with hydroboost) and they feel a lot better but they still will never feel like any truck or car ive ever owned. I think its inherant to the design on these p-30s. It stops just fine but i just make sure i anticipate long before i would in my daily driver. Lotta weight to bring to a stop on those pads. There are a great number of threads devoted to these brake systems here on the forums.

Im just posting this to possibly save you some time and money on seaching out solutions that might not exsist on those brakes. Good luck to ya! Glad the tranny bolted up nice.
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Thanks Mayco. I thought it was me.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:04 AM   #24
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Well my dad bled the back brakes again and it seems to have made the brakes better. Finally got my bill in for all the work performed on my RV. $1400. Couldn't believe it!!!! I guess it pays when your parents are the owners of the mechanics place of business!!! Things done in case you haven't kept up with this project.

All hydraulic and vac hoses replaced. Manifold and valve cover gaskets replaced. Exhaust donut rings replaced. Tune up performed including wires. Transmission removed due to crack in case- soldered and rebuilt, new gear case and filters. New air filters and breathers. New front and rear shocks, new front brakes and rotors turned.
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Wow, Great price for all the work done... sounds like you got a deal on the labor rate. It is good to see that folks are still treating customers right. I have heard too many horror stories of parts and labor going the other way.

I too am very fortunate and have a very good friend who owns a shop and treats me like family when I have work done..


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Looks like you got free/reduced labor. Your parents owning the business likely had a lot to do with it as you mentioned. I have also had similar situations though. If you talk to the mechanic ahead of time and tell them you are not in a hurry, and if they can fit it in around their schedule on the condition they discount the labor, you can usually get a reduced labor cost. Trying this approach I have had vehicles serviced at 50% labor rates. However, the vehicles have been in the shop upwards of six weeks. Not an issue if you have another, or do not need it.
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This is what happened during my drive yesterday. Looking for another one now!!! Gotta start over need a lot of encouragement. Heartbroken right now. Waiting on an insurance battle.


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OMG!!! D=
How did this happen?
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