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Old 03-18-2009, 08:45 AM   #15
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Tom;

Good to hear you had such good luck with Good Sams. The same thing happended to us when we were in Oregon 2 years ago and I hate to think what it would have cost us to have our TV and TT towed separately 9 miles to the approved service center. We blew a radiator on I-84 near Hood River, Or. and the service was phoenominal through Good Sam and Riverview Automotive Shop. They had enough space on their lot that we parked our unit there and they ran power to us and everything was cozy.

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Old 03-18-2009, 11:22 AM   #16
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Tyler!

Stream, Tyler is my hometown - I'm class of '68 from John Tyler High School - would I maybe know your wife? paula
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:12 PM   #17
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The oil pressure sender (sensor) lets the computer know if there is no oil pressure. The computer then shuts off the fuel pump to minimize engine damage. Obviously when it fails, the computer thinks there is no oil pressure, with predictable results.
On the Ford 6.0 & 7.3 Powerstroke the fuel injecters are fired by high pressure engine oil. The base oil pump(the pump that supplys oil to the engine bearing) supplys oil to a small resivoir ( about 1 quart) that supplys a high pressure oil pump that fires the injecters. The injecters are triggered electronically by the PCM. The high oil pressure is controlled by the Injecter Pressure Regulater - IPR-.The computer senses the oil presure with the ICP senser- injecter control pressure. The higher the ICP commands high oil pressure the faster the engine revs. Either the ICP or IPR failing will kill the engine dead.
If the base engine oil gets about 5 quarts low enough oil will not be available to fill the high pressure resivoir and the engine will stall wih no internall damage as the base pum p still has about 10 quarts of oil to supply the bearings with. Adios, John
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:26 AM   #18
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I have the exact model Excursion. I was wandering what mileage you get while towing?
Glad everything turned out OK!
It varies. On the way North, I had a tailwind and not all that many towns to slow me down. Driving 55, my mileage was 14.6, and that's good for me. On the way back from Memphis driving to Texarkana on I40/30, no winds, 60 mph the mileage was 13.2. From Tyler to Bryan I got 11.2. There I had a side wind, on a state hwy so I went through towns, and steeper hills that kicked me out of overdrive. Driving 55 I got 11.2.

Your Ex should fall in that range, I'd think. Now I've got 79k miles on the Ex, and I've been told a diesel doesn't break in until around 50k-60k. You also need to consider your speed. On a long trip a while back, I drove 55 for an hour, and added 5mph each successive hour up to 65. Fuel consumption increased 10% at each increment. This wasn't scientific, just a bored ol' guy passing time while driving down the road.


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Old 03-20-2009, 09:30 AM   #19
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Are those mpg figures from the computer read out or hand figured? Just curious.

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Stream 1529,
Thanks for the reply concerning the MPG. I am in the process of finding a 16' - 19' Bambi, and wanted to learn what my TV would likely get in MPG.
Thanks again, Hope to see you down the road as soon as I can find a Bambi.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:09 PM   #21
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Stream, Tyler is my hometown - I'm class of '68 from John Tyler High School - would I maybe know your wife? paula
Pat graduated from Lee in '68, I think. She was in the first freshman class at A&M that accepted women - class of '73. That would make her freshman year 68/69. Pat's maiden name is Gower.
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Thanks for the reply concerning the MPG. I am in the process of finding a 16' - 19' Bambi, and wanted to learn what my TV would likely get in MPG.
Thanks again, Hope to see you down the road as soon as I can find a Bambi.

Your MPG should be a great deal better than mine because your Bambi won't come close to the 9500# the 34' is. You'll enjoy both. My MPG figures come from the on board computer, which lately hasn't been too far off.
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Just a quick note. The Ford dealer in Tyler called me today. The lady said that she had just noticed that I had purchased an extra 100K mile warranty on the engine, and that it came with a -0- deductible. So she said they owed me for the $100 I had paid. You could have pushed me over with a feather. Breaking down isn't fun, but those people in Tyler made it darn pleasant.

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This is all new to me but can you purchase a good a Good Sam Emergency Service policy on a mo. to mo. basis?
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This is all new to me but can you purchase a good a Good Sam Emergency Service policy on a mo. to mo. basis?
I don't know for sure, but I would guess not. They need to average out the chances of a claim and wouldn't want people just paying for the time of greatest risk. But as I said, I don't know for sure.
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This is all new to me but can you purchase a good a Good Sam Emergency Service policy on a mo. to mo. basis?

No, the Good Sam ERS is an annual policy. But it covers all vehicles in the family, not just the TV and the trailer. My wife has used it on her car, flat tire. Our son used it, when he was still at home, on his truck, battery charge.

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