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Old 12-22-2017, 07:35 PM   #1281
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1760 miles in three and a half days and every time I turned a corner that red car was following me.But we are now safely tucked in in Peters driveway

Peter and his wife are great hosts let us have a much needed shower and Peter helped me charge the water system Thank you for the help and hospitality
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Old 12-22-2017, 07:38 PM   #1282
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1760 miles in three and a half days and every time i turned a corner that red car was following me.but we are now safely tucked in in peters driveway

peter and his wife are great hosts let us have a much needed shower and peter helped me charge the water system thank you for the help and hospitality

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Old 12-22-2017, 09:43 PM   #1283
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You guys have had me giggling!!!!
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:59 AM   #1284
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Mike, hearing that Diesel in the 325 makes me understand your passion for your 310 Turbo Diesel. Johns mileage report is amazing at 12-13 MPG towing Zippy.
He did mention that he wishes he had that overdrive to get the rpm down from 2800 at Hwy speed, but don't all Classic owners have that on their wishlist? Today, we need to look at a good size oil puddle under the engine.
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:36 AM   #1285
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Today, we need to look at a good size oil puddle under the engine.
Don't discount fuel leak. I too had a pool of oily liquid right under the centre of the engine. I at first thought it was excess oil coming out of the blow-by tube, but it ended up being a fuel leak in my low pressure return hose that migrated all the way down the saddle cross member to the center of the coach, then onto the ground. It looked like oil from out in front of the coach.

If it is an oil leak, knowing John, he'll probably just put thicker oil in, which is petroleum's version of a bigger fuse.

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Old 12-23-2017, 08:59 AM   #1286
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Some of our old beasts have developed the ability of assuring that they get fresh oil regularly. 😀 Is that a rolling oil change?

John that really is some impressive mileage in a short time, were you being chased by something? Something that makes 40 degrees sound nice?

I do hope that you are able to get off the interstates and do some touring for pleasure.

Having had the pleasure of visiting with Peter and his sweet wife, I'll second your comments of their wonderful hospitality .

Happy holidays All,
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:20 AM   #1287
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Mike, hearing that Diesel in the 325 makes me understand your passion for your 310 Turbo Diesel. Johns mileage report is amazing at 12-13 MPG towing Zippy.
He did mention that he wishes he had that overdrive to get the rpm down from 2800 at Hwy speed, but don't all Classic owners have that on their wishlist? Today, we need to look at a good size oil puddle under the engine.
It's kind of funny Peter. I didn't know squat about diesels when I got the 310. My mechanical knowledge in general is awfully limited. (As most you guys know) I was pretty apprehensive about owning a diesel because I never had. The more Ive been able to learn though, the more I appreciate their simplicity when compared to the old 454 gasser. No way I would have the knowledge or skills to do the things you fellas do to keep those gassers going at peak performance. Ive been doing my best to insure that I'm staying on top of maintenance on the motor but there isn't THAT much to do really. Keep the oil changed, filters clean, had the valves adjusted and so on. It is just so dog gone dependable of a motor. The fuel mileage is a big bonus no doubt, I average around 11mpg + or -
Ive gotten an incredible amount of help from you guys here on the forum. The patience is admirable. I really do love this old beast. She's taken good care of us on several cross country trips now and many more in the future I hope.
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:35 AM   #1288
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You guys don’t get it do you...
It’s not leaking, it’s just marking it’s new territory!
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:23 AM   #1289
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You guys donít get it do you...
Itís not leaking, itís just marking itís new territory!

Old DAWG!
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Old 12-23-2017, 11:47 AM   #1290
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You guys donít get it do you...
Itís not leaking, itís just marking itís new territory!
Steve, you almost got it right, except its John doing the marking and not his trusted Diesel. He forgot to tighten down the oil filler cap at his last oil fill up
I already told him that his reputation is ruined for life, so don't get down too hard on him
Look how the poor guy is spending his Vacation in sunny Texas
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Yup! Recognise those legs anywhere.

Not the first time I've rolled up the driveway to find the very same thing. Not hard to find either as the blue words tend to be flying too.

Although I know exactly what he's thinking right now........could be worst, this could be my snow covered driveway in -12C weather.

Glad it was something simple and cheap to fix. Just like my fuel leak.

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Old 12-23-2017, 09:20 PM   #1292
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Ann enjoying the warm Austin sun.We are moving on to San Antonio tomorrow .And Tony I couldn't find any 50 weight so I put the oil cap back on
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:36 PM   #1293
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LOL....you're a pisser. Regards, Bob
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:52 PM   #1294
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Peter,
"Whilst" I might be accused of being hard on him, I think you and Tony are deflecting....

But on another note... they were ready for Tx... they brought a convertible! LOL
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Old 12-24-2017, 11:07 AM   #1295
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LOL....you're a pisser. Regards, Bob
Don't laugh, it's how cheap Canadians rustproof their cars.........leave the oil cap loose.

Seriously!

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John and PeterH as our guests drive off.
Merry Christmas and Vaya con Dios
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Great shot you guys! Feliz Navidad
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:10 PM   #1298
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Still hanging out near Denver. We were down to about a quarter tank of propane this morning so we scoped out the nearest refill station and filled her up. When we got back to our site we math nerds decided to run some numbers on our propane use and other information that may be interesting information for yous peoples.
I wasn't exactly sure what our tank capacity is and have never tracked our propane use. Important information to have I suppose, especially when traveling and camping in cold months relying on our furnace for our primary heat.

Looking at the specs for our '82 310, there were two sizes of tanks available. The standard tank was 40ga and the optional tank was 60ga. 82lb and 125lb respectively. Now somebody correct me if I'm wrong here but it's my understanding that our tanks have an automatic shut off fill valve that will allow the tank to be filled to only 80% of total capacity.
(allowing for expansion or whatever). So ours is the standard 40ga tank which can be filled with 32ga of propane. So we used that number to calculate an approximate daily use. Without any attempts at conservation, normal day to day use of the stove n oven (we use both regularly), usually keeping our furnace thermostat at 62-64 degrees, refrigerator on gas while on the road driving, water heater turned on only when we are about to need hot water, and we haven't had any use of the propane fueled generator. It turns out that we use about 2ga of propane per day. Now obviously this is a napkin scratcher and there are tons of variables, but for us this is good information to have since we camp in the winter so much. So I think that's a realistic number for us, 2ga of propane per day. I have no idea how that might compare to others and like I said there were no attempts at conservation of fuel. Is this calculation of value to anyone else you might ask......HELL I DONT KNOW. Just thought I'd share it
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Very interesting!

I believe the 80% rule is about right, and I think that the max level of the liquid propane, so there is a gas pocket above to feed the appliances.
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Gee Mike, I dunno......might be time to upgrade to the larger tank, don't you think ? Then you would get 24 days instead of 16.....just saying.....by the way, how did you make out with the coolant heater ? Regards, Bob
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