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Old 12-09-2012, 09:40 PM   #21
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I had those glass fuel filters before and a mechanic buddy told me to get rid of them because the glass can break and cause a fire as he had seen happen before. My dad had them on all his cars in the 60's with no problems, but I heeded the warning and chose the metal canister type filter. I actually dropped one of those glass ones accidentally and it broke rather easily. But I don't think heat would crack it, as they're tempered.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:23 PM   #22
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I would replace the entire distributor with a known good one cap and all
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:45 AM   #23
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Water in the gas will do it too. That was a reoccurring problem till I noticed gas on the ground as I was filling and found the the fill hose to the tank was dry rotted.
The Holley fuel pump not functioning became a problem also. After replacing it, rebuilding it and replacing it again I found a wiring problem. Seems, when built they make several crimp splices to the wire between the front and the back. I found no voltage at the pump along side the road one day. Found the wire to the running lights and scabbed a piece of speaker wire over to the pump: turn lights on, pump run. When I got home I pulled a new one piece #10 wire from front to back. No more problems.
While I was at it, I ran new #10 wire to the air ride compressor in the back corner as well. Another problem waiting to happen for It had many crimped connectors in it as well
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:13 PM   #24
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Smile Slow to Refuel

I have a 195 Classic 36 diesel pusher which I bot in '09 with 27,000 miles on it. We've taken it on several long trips and it now has 45,000 mile. We love the motorhome and plan to keep it until we can't travel anymore. My problem is that when it is time to refuel, after 25 or so gallons, the fuel starts backing up out of the filler nozzle and spills all over the place. Then it takes about 20 minutes to trickle in the rest of the fuel. I believe the problem is because the fuel filler pipe enters the fuel tank midway on the side and not into the top of the tank.
Has anyone encountered this problem and if so, is there a solution. I've gotten to the point where rather than stand for 20-25 minutes refueling I just put enough in to where it starts to blow back and leave with only half a tank of fuel. Remember, this is diesel and it is bad about frothing up unlike gasoline.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #25
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davehramsey,

First thing I would check is your fill vent. I bet it is blocked so when the fuels level covers the fill pipe there is no where for the air being displaced to go.

There should be a smaller fuel line coming off the top of the tank at the same side the fill pipe is. follow it to where it connects outside. You can try blowing some air in it with the fill cap off since air should go both ways. I don't know if they have a check valve or not, but am guessing no. Don't blow too hard, you don't want to displace fuel out the fill port!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #26
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Dave my 82 has the fuel hose going into the side of the tank near the top. It feeds at a small downward slope and yes it feeds very slowly. With the average pump I put the nozzle on the slowest self holding notch and then I have to pull the nozzle back at least half way or more out of the filler pipe to get it to fill. If the nozzle is in too far fuel backfills in the pipe and shuts the nozzle off.

I agree it does take way too long to fill the tank but I take the time because I'm sure it is less time than it takes to get off of the freeway, find a station, get into it and find a pump, fuel up, pay and get back on the freeway. To me taking on fuel is a big pain in the rear so I don't stop until I'm running on fumes and I fill until I see diesel at the top of the fill pipe.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:24 AM   #27
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I agree with Dan, it takes FOREVER to fuel those babies and his method of tanking up is mine , as well. The slowness of the fill sure gives you time for conversation with admirers, though!
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:31 AM   #28
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Dave and Dan, thanks for your replies.

I have blown air through the vent tube but haven't pushed a snake through it. When I blew air, it seemed clear but I'll try it again.

When filling up to capacity, it takes the fuel so slowly that even the first notch on the pump nozzle is too fast so I have to stand there it seems like forever. It sound as tho' this is a design flaw in the fuel system.

On another subject, I just had a Banks Power System installed on the engine but haven't gone anywhere yet. It is the Stinger and the Power Pac system. Does anyone have experience with Banks Systems on their diesels?

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:52 AM   #29
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I've got a 95 classic diesel pusher. It takes fuel from those big truck stop pumps as fast as they will deliver it all the way to full.

I installed a Banks on mine and really like it. You can read about it in the mechanics corner titled Banks Powerpack Installation.
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Dakota:
Thanks for your reply. Can you tell me if your fuel filler goes into the side of the tank or into the top. Also where does your vent line originate at the tank, the top or the side?
I will read about it. What is your fuel mileage since the Banks was installed? I've been getting 11.5 to 12 mpg before I had the Banks installed and am hoping for a little better. Just on the drive back from the installer it had more power on the hills.
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Dakota:
Thanks for your reply. Can you tell me if your fuel filler goes into the side of the tank or into the top. Also where does your vent line originate at the tank, the top or the side?
I will read about it. What is your fuel mileage since the Banks was installed? I've been getting 11.5 to 12 mpg before I had the Banks installed and am hoping for a little better. Just on the drive back from the installer it had more power on the hills.
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Can't say for sure and I will be out of town until march.

I get 12 to 13 mpg with the Banks. I try to avoid drives into strong headwinds when flexibility allows. Nothing like a silent cruise in a pusher with a 20 Kt tailwind.

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