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Old 02-07-2014, 11:59 AM   #43
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Super! Glad you are there, now it is time to enjoy yourselfs! Enjoy the moment.

Have a great day today and from here on.
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It may be a thread hijack for the rest of us to share how we broke down in our own driveway.

For us - we were all ready to go for our annual family camping trip. Our children and their families were meeting us at the coast. They are tent campers, we were bringing stuff for them.

Wife got in the car so she could put it in the garage. I got in the MH to move it out of the driveway and to the street - then we could hit the road to meet the kids. It would not start - no way, no how. What to do on a Friday afternoon?

Solution - grab the tent camping gear, load everything in the minivan and hit the road. Wife thought she was done tent camping! We had a great time in our backpacking tent. Wife remembered why she likes the MH - bathroom and bed.

MH problem - ignition switch had gone bad. Overloaded factory unit replaced with modified, heavier duty model. Discovered we were not the first ones to have problem.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:23 PM   #45
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had it all set up in 90 minutes (including the dog pound) and we were onto the first beer.
90 min to first beer????

On our outings, air escaping from the parking brake blends with the whooosh of the bottle cap being removed.

So glad everything worked out for you. Have a great time in the keys!!
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I know its been a year but your situation is the only one that compares to what we are experiencing currently. The housing on the side of the turbo has a big crack and is spewing coolant out. Did they replace that casting or weld the crack? Did you see what the cost was outside of your warranty? We dont have a warranty.
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What broke was the cover for the vane controller. It is a cast piece and cannot be welded. That cover seals with an o-ring, which leaves a thin gap around the housing. Ours got filled with crud & corrosion and the -5 degree temps caused the moisture to expand and crack the cover. If it had a regular gasket there would not have been any room for that to happen.

Anyway it cost about $1,600 for the tow and repair, and we were $500 out of pocket on the warranty. BTW the vane controller needs to be setup and after our new one was installed I did notice a small improvement in performance.
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Well PushedAround it sounds like you definately deserve a frosty beverage.

Might I suggest the "Hogfish Bar" It's just a short walk south of Boyd's. Ya might have to sneak thru the fence though

Have fun!
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Well PushedAround it sounds like you definately deserve a frosty beverage.

Might I suggest the "Hogfish Bar" It's just a short walk south of Boyd's. Ya might have to sneak thru the fence though

Have fun!

X2 on Hogfish! Great place. Sit outside on the Marina & have a beer or 3 and a nice piece of fish or a Hogfish sandwich. Hard to beat.


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What broke was the cover for the vane controller. It is a cast piece and cannot be welded. That cover seals with an o-ring, which leaves a thin gap around the housing. Ours got filled with crud & corrosion and the -5 degree temps caused the moisture to expand and crack the cover. If it had a regular gasket there would not have been any room for that to happen.

Anyway it cost about $1,600 for the tow and repair, and we were $500 out of pocket on the warranty. BTW the vane controller needs to be setup and after our new one was installed I did notice a small improvement in performance.

Is the vane controller that big red thing attached to the turbo? my leak is a crack near the two allen keys at the top of that red thing...... might throw some jb weld on it so I can drive it to the shop.
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Broke down in my driveway :-(

Yeah, that sounds like it. Here's a picture of my old one. Click image for larger version

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X3 on Hogfish. There is (or was) a Mexican place near the entrance that had great Fish Tacos, too.
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ALWAYS stop at Hogfish when we are at Boyd's. The walk there is easy; sometimes coming back is a bit harder. ;-)
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Yeah, that sounds like it. Here's a picture of my old one. Attachment 94149
Yep thats it. Cummins said the part prices anywhere between 600 and 2000 plus Labour. I have to send them the engine serial number for exact price. Thanks for posting the pic.
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So yes it was the same part for us. Corroded by all the road spray. Cost us $ 2400.00
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