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Old 12-31-2014, 05:42 AM   #1
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It's Never Done.....

OK, so we got the nose off the 325 on Saturday. Definitely the water pump leaking. did the compression check, I was quite surprised to get the numbers I got...145 to 155. Found out the previous owner had the alternator replaced in Oregon, still had the sticker on it. I scored a brand new one for 80 bucks (Rock City) had the one I took out tested, it was good so I will keep it as a spare. I got all new AC Delco ignition parts, (Rock City). I sent the carburator down to Long Island, a buddy of mine is still in business rebuilding them. I used to use him in the 1980"s when I was a mechanic we had emisssion testing starting in 1980. every manufacturer that made carburators had trouble (Varijets/Thermoquads/Variable venturies etc. Thats all this guy did and he made quite a business for himself. I found all of the original belts and hoses (Gates) and I am also changed the million feet of heater hose going back to the aux. heater under the couch, and the new hot water heater that Atwood finally came through with last week. The water pump is a brand new Napa unit with a lifetime warranty... boy I hope it sure doesn't leak after I install it ! The original oil cooler lines were leaking...I'm having trouble locating them so I am going to have new ones made locally here in Albany. Oh and did I mention the 40 or so feet of vacuum line that I am changing ? Moving to the inside...got the new shower door installed Friday, new toilet last week, new medicine cabinet last week. The new hot water heater I got also has electric so I used the factory Trash Compactor circuit for the wiring.
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:27 AM   #2
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:59 PM   #3
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Looks like a really nice coach.
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Old 01-01-2015, 12:40 PM   #4
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Looks pretty nice!... those pesky problems will be resolved....and you will have happy life...and reliable one!
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Old 01-01-2015, 07:46 PM   #5
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Love to see more about installation of shower door, and possibly where you purchased shower door. My 345 came with shower curtain, which doesn't work at all. Was looking at HD for replacement, they have the size.....

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Old 01-01-2015, 11:29 PM   #6
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Thumbs up It's Never Done.....

OK Derek, you need to cut the hole about 4" wider, Lowes is the place to purchase shower door... special order American Standard.
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:56 PM   #7
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Has anybody ever had to replace the engine oil cooler lines that go from the oil filter housing to the AC condenser. I tracked down the discontinued Delco part numbers but can't locate them anywhere. I'm thinking of making them myself out of teflex power steering line (Russell) number 10 AN 1/2" ID.
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:43 PM   #8
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Bob, I replaced mine a couple years ago. You will not find replacement hoses off the shelf. They must be made up. I bought some hydraulic hose on line as well as the fittings. I can't recall why now, but two of the fittings where the wrong type. I went to a local truck brake and service shop and had him use his fittings and had him crimp them on.

Honestly, I should have went to him from the start for the hose, fittings and crimping them on. My advice is the same for you. Take the old hoses off and take them to a local shop.


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Old 01-11-2015, 06:19 AM   #9
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OK, So yesterday, finally got the new engine oil cooler lines made up. all of the parts that I have ordered over the last two weeks are starting to show up. so the list continues, new upper and lower radiator hoses, 40 new feet of 5/8" silicone heater hose $$$$, two new front tires $$$$, new Bilstein front and rear shocks, and don't forget steering stabilizer $$$$, new Gates water pump, and belts, all new Delco tune up parts, carburator should be back from Long Island next week, I have replaced about 10 of the 20 vacumm hose feet on the engine so far, new Delco brake pads front and rear. Next Saturday we should get a full day in and see how much we can get done.
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:12 PM   #10
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OK, so yesterday was a very busy day. Front brakes are done. New front shocks and steering stabilizer are done. Water pump, alternator, fan clutch, thermostat, hoses- radiator and 50 feet of new silicone heater hose all done. New oil cooler lines installed, factory R-12 AC repaired, new coolant overflow tank, all new fan belts, Gates, new R-12 receiver/dryer. new cap, rotor, wires, plugs, PVC valve and filters done, carburator all done. My sister picked it up for me on Long Island...I will get it from her when we all meet for family reunion in PA. In two weeks.Click image for larger version

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Old 01-21-2015, 05:06 PM   #11
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OK, so I am done playing with the factory search light. Cannot be repaired...bought a new one from I Marine with the optional wireless remote so the wife can use it while I am maneuvering. I bought a new heater control valve for the heater core under the couch... It appears that the original one even closed off does not shut the coolant flow off all the way, maybe that is why a few guys complain that it is always warm, even when off. I put 90 degree fittings on the bottom of the front air bags...neater look and better ground clearance. Also routed them together to one fill point... This way they will stay equal and if one blows they will both go down...safer I feel. Figured out how to wire the 325 through the generator circuit for 50 amp service at the campgrounds. I can now run both air conditioners without running an additional circuit to the MOTORHOME. More pictures to follow...
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:09 AM   #13
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So yesterday I finished all of the silicone heater hoses, both heater control valves (under hood and under couch), replaced roof mounted searchlight, courtesy of I Marine, ordered replacement Electric Air Horns, finished install of kitchen LED TV, replaced front fuel filter and hoses. Started electrical install for rear bedroom LED TV (wall mounted) and DirectV/DVD player, upper wardrobe cabinet installation.Click image for larger version

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