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Old 09-22-2016, 05:57 PM   #15
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So sad update

Having repaired, shop pulled and had Jasper rebuild and dinomometer engine. New fuel and turbo set up with warrantee. Coach had only 87k with everything in excellent condition so it made sense to keep her running and give it added life. I also took care of windshield leak and rubber trim while in shop so we will be able to enjoy many seasons more with her.
Note , she is still not home but promised soon.
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:35 PM   #16
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Hi Gordon,
It appears you are about to be mobile again. Great.
We had a 1995 Safari Trek with the 6.5 Turbo diesel. The '95 version tended to run hot, but the '96 and later had a different water pump design. Do you know what your new engine has?. Also, I learned that the Chevrolet dashboard coolant gauge read significantly low and I installed a separate gauge and sending unit to get accurate readings. Last, consider installing an exhaust gas temperature gauge. You really have to monitor temperature on a 6.5 Diesel to keep from damaging it.

Consider joining "The Diesel Pages" forum. There is a slight fee, but the information is excellent. http://www.thedieselpage.com/

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Having repaired, shop pulled and had Jasper rebuild and dinomometer engine. New fuel and turbo set up with warrantee. Coach had only 87k with everything in excellent condition so it made sense to keep her running and give it added life. I also took care of windshield leak and rubber trim while in shop so we will be able to enjoy many seasons more with her.
Note , she is still not home but promised soon.
Gordon
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:41 PM   #17
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Jasper motor ready to install

We visited shop today and got progress report. Jasper did updates on motor ,it's sitting in front of coach ready to go in.
We already have dual radiator setup, extra temperature gages and fan switches as well as exhaust thermocouple. Being as the coach was used and some gages and switches weren't labeled .
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And this is why I buy a vehicle extended service policy. Nobody ever thinks it will happen to them.
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:59 AM   #19
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Sounds good and I hope you now get to enjoy your Winnie . Some people really trash the 6.5 Turbo Diesel, but it's not bad if you understand the need to keep the heat under control and accept that it's not a real powerhouse. We put 137,000 miles on ours, but not without some problems. The Stanadyne injection pumps were so problematic that Chevrolet had a 10 year, 110,000 mile warranty on the original pumps. We got one free, and later paid big bucks for another one. Thinking back, one of the best modifications was a remote mount for the PMD to provide a cooler location (PMD is the electronic pump control).

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We visited shop today and got progress report. Jasper did updates on motor ,it's sitting in front of coach ready to go in.
We already have dual radiator setup, extra temperature gages and fan switches as well as exhaust thermocouple. Being as the coach was used and some gages and switches weren't labeled .
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