RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Newmar Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-01-2017, 12:23 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Lug_Nut's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 3,797
Oasis Issue? Possible Fix

Recently I learned something about my Oasis heating system that may be of interest to others.

A short time after my unit was serviced I started to get intermittent failures. Sometimes it ran okay other times not. Even when it ran okay it would shutdown later for no apparent reason. I check out all the trouble shooting and all seemed okay. Everything was to spec and should operate without issue. But not so.

Well, following the old adage "If it walks like a duck and quacks, it must be a duck" I mulled what else it could be. Naturally, having recently serviced it, one would blame that. But. no. It had to be something else.

Prior to this I had just returned from a trip down into Arizona. Throughout this trip bio-diesel fuel B-20 is about all I could fill up with. In addition, some of the truck stops were not the cleanest I've seen. It was easy to imagine the fuel may not be without some water contaminate.

So, I added a diesel water fuel additive to the tank and then filled it with Shell Super diesel, with of course, also has an additive.

Well, now after several months, I took the unit for a 4 day/night run. The Oasis ran 100% perfect and it was cold at night (38 F.)

So, if you are experiencing similar problems, you might want to give it a try. Worked for me!

Peter
__________________

__________________
Peter - Doctor of Mixology
KADB 2013
Lug_Nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-01-2017, 01:44 PM   #2
Community Moderator
 
"007"'s Avatar


 
Nor'easters Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 28,889
Thats interesting Peter, did you get any defaults when this was going on, not sure what this other OP is experiencing right not?
__________________

__________________
98KSCA, 99MACA, 03 KSCA-3740- 8.1 Chev-- ALLISON Trans
VISIT the NEWMAR QUICK TIPS & EASYMODS 1 & 2
QUICK TIPS # 3
RV SYSTEMS & APPLIANCES & RECALLS --- TECH INFORMATION
"007" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2017, 02:38 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Lug_Nut's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 3,797
Quote:
Originally Posted by 007";3925162]Thats interesting Peter, did you get any defaults when this was going on, not sure what this other OP [B][URL="http://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/oasis-default-mode-369265.html
is experiencing [/URL][/B]right not?
As I recall it indicated a flame out or ignition failure, or something similar.
By chance I was in communication with ITR this morning on a separate matter. They agreed that water in the diesel can cause poor service. Great people to deal with!

Peter
__________________
Peter - Doctor of Mixology
KADB 2013
Lug_Nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2017, 05:55 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
FatChance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,839
Did the coach engine run OK? Any water in the water separator?
__________________
'04 Newmar Mountain Aire 4016
400ISL/Freightliner
FatChance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2017, 01:21 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Lug_Nut's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 3,797
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatChance View Post
Did the coach engine run OK? Any water in the water separator?
The engine ran without fault. No water was visible in the fuel filter trap. Perhaps the low amount of water within the fuel was absorbed by earlier additives such that any engine performance was not noticeable. The Oasis however, atomises by a compressor in a fine mist. Fuel contamination may well be amplified given the micro metering of the diesel fuel.

There appears to be no other explanation for the event.

Peter
__________________
Peter - Doctor of Mixology
KADB 2013
Lug_Nut 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ONE LUCKY FIX: A&E OASIS ELECTRIC ENTRY DOOR AWNING FOR 30-Cents! (MODEL# 974) imnprsd Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11 05-02-2018 05:32 PM
Banging under coach -possible fix GrampaL iRV2.com General Discussion 1 08-16-2013 07:56 PM
Oasis Elite Door Awning FIX Madrona RV Systems & Appliances 1 02-24-2013 05:10 PM
Magnadyne DVD Problem - Possible Fix Robin_M Monaco Owner's Forum 21 07-06-2009 08:58 PM
Oasis Water Heater Temperature Fix Radioman Newmar Owner's Forum 7 07-31-2008 05:05 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.