I was encouraged to re-post my member intro to this forum, so...
New to the forum, new to the life. I just
purchased a 1981 Excella 280 Turbodiesel. It's road ready, but needs a little love. I think I'll be probably spending a good amount of time on the platform. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, but very excited to get to work.
Thanks for creating a space for knowledge sharing. I'll take any tips or tricks you have for noobs right out of the gate...
Couple immediate issues:
- The Vacuumatic step stopped retracting 5 minutes after I wrote the check. The solenoid is getting power, but there’s no movement when you close the door or put it in gear. Vacuum pump? Anyone been trough that one before?
- The oil cap blew off the propane generator the first time I fired it up and ran it for any amount of time. The previous owner said the same thing happened to him once. Could this be related to load, or just a faulty cap that won’t stay tight?
Thanks in advance,
Saint Paul, MN