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Old 06-29-2014, 10:08 PM   #29
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Oh and one last thing... While we are dry camping at Walmart we have been running the generator with no issues.
Well we hope that the genset continues to purr for you and you get fixed promptly tomorrow. If the main engine problem does turn out to be algae , find a fuel filter for the gen set right away.
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:43 AM   #30
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Monday update; Root cause = fuel pump. Old fuel pump has been removed and to save time my husband took the vet off the trailer and headed down to Salsberry MD to pickup the replacement. The service center has been wonderful. . . Their main business is school bus repair but they also do emergency work on MH's. They were also very accommodating regarding the extended warranty.

We should be on the road again later today. Our hope is that the problem doesn't extend to the injectors.. Cross your fingers for us.

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Great to hear , and here's hoping your mobile and trouble free , real soon .
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:11 PM   #32
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Glad to hear your problem is solved. Safe Travels !
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:14 PM   #33
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It's not over.... Drove 180 miles traveling between 50 - 60 mph with no issues. Got within 15 miles of our home and the check engine light came on and the hesitation, loss of power and choking started again. Got within 2 blocks of our house and barely made it up the incline to reach the top of our street. We are going to unhitch the trailer, hook up the electric and settle in for the night. Tomorrow the DH is going to pull out the filter to see if we still are pushing through the contaminated diesel and if yes we are going to replace it again and take if for a test ride over the weekend. If the filter looks good it's back to the garage for service! Thank goodness for the after market warranty... for us it's going to pay for itself withing the first year!!
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Hang in there Brian and Kim. I know its got to be frustrating for you guys but some one will put their finger on it. Good luck
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:04 PM   #35
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Tuesday update.... found a Cummins service repair within 25 miles of our home. This is a high tech truck repair with multiple analysis computers and the owner is confident that they should be able to resolve our issue. They also have the capabilities of draining and sterilizing our tank. We will be limping it their tomorrow night....
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I won't be able to sleep tonight wondering what the news will be! Thanks for the updates!
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Sure hope they find the REAL problem for you. Even with the extended paying the bills I'd be going ballistic.
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We think our issues have been resolved... Engine Repair who specializes in Cummins Engines were wonderful. A couple of sensors and 2000.00 later our H seems to be running like new. We will find out tomorrow.... we are leaving for Syracuse, NY. Nothing like a trip up 81 for test run!
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Good luck and Safe travels ,
Hope your finally waking up from this nightmare.
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We lost power the same way you did and thought it was the fuel filter as well. It ended up being a fuel rail sensor. We have a Cat and I asked if Cummins had this sensor and the tech said no, but they have other sensors that do the same thing. If they go out you lose power plus in our case the engine was missing something terrible.
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Having issues.... Diesel engine sputtering and coughing

Here we go again. The MH came home from the repair shop and we were assured they fixed the problem. We started on our journey last night and drove about 165 miles without issue and then bam... The issue returned. We parked overnight and were able to complete the last 30 miles this morning... with our fingers crossed. Once again we will be seeking out a Cummins repair however in Syracuse this time. Makes us think about selling and going back to a gasser! This is the fourth time in for service for the same problem. Going up hills on route 81 at 15 miles an hour is not pleasant .
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I really was hoping, the shop had it fixed for you this time .
I know that frustrated , doesn't begin to describe your feelings , right now, and hope that all the shops involved so far can communicate and get a final, correct diagnosis and get you back a reliable vehicle.
I'll have to re-read all your posts on this, to review all you reported so far, to see if this has been done; but the Cummins common rail fuel system that I'm sure you have ; uses both an electronic and a manual fuel pressure control, to protect the injectors from bursting from over pressurization.
The manual pressure relief is like a burst valve on a hot water heater , and dumps excess pressure back to the fuel tank; it is a back up to the electronic pressure controller . If this valve is failing erratically when the engine is hot , it could drop the fuel pressure low enough at the injectors to cause your problem. I would want to ask the shop to determine if any of the repairs so far involved replacing this manual pressure relief valve.
Just a thought. Hope your fixed and happy soon.
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