Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-17-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
International Grey Nomad
 
1999 35' Cutter Bus Diesel Pusher
Bulahdelah , NSW Australia
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 46
Air Filter Minder maxed out all the time

During our first four month trip after buying the MH I noticed the filter minder was right on maximum so decided I''d better change the filter even though I had paperwork that showed it had been changed at great expense (to the previous owners) by a proper workshop.

They did a really classy job on it to the extent that the air intake tube (that collects the dusty air from just above and behind the rear wheel - thanks airstream, Really smart design) wasn't even clamped to the air filter inlet tube - and we had done a lot of miles on dirt roads.

Aha I said to myself. That's the reason. Slack mechanics!!

So in a carpark somewhere in some town - where I do all my maintenance - I struggled mightily to get at the mountings and clamps and finally managed to swap the filter for a new one and got the air intake firmly clamped and added a few wraps of duct tape for good measure.

I was mightily annoyed to find after a burn around the block that the filter minder was much higher than I would expect for a brand new filter.
Anyway, it is all back together and I sure as heck wasn't about to take it all apart again to investigate.
Put it down to a faulty filter minder and drove on. Next year we went to Alaska and back and this year down to southern Mexico and back. Performance hasn't varied and fuel consumption hasn''t changed either. Reset the minder and next day it is at max again. Must be faulty. MUST be!!!

Anyway - today I bought some 1/4" tubing and a tee and checked the calibration by sucking water up out of a bucket - and lo and behold, when the water column is 25" high, the minder hits the stops.

So the minder is accurate to half an inch of water, the MH runs OK and supposedly the filter is blocked solid.

What is going on?????
__________________
Tony LEE
International Grey Nomad.
Travel photos at Picasa Album
Trip map at Spotwalla
Tony Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.
Modal Click