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Old 04-15-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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One more PM item to add

Cummins ISL intermittently losing power on up hill grades. Check engine light would flash on off.

Got so bad would hardly run up a hill. Pulled over and checked fuel/water filter. Had garbage running out of it. Rusty sandy sediment.

Apparently got a fuel fill sucking the bottom of a truck stops storage tank.

Searched and found a new filter within a few miles, so limped to the store and relaxed the filter. Running like a champ again.

Will add a spare filter to the toolbox from now on

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I quickly learned that when I got a bad tank of fuel in the Yukon coming back from Alaska in 2010.

I now carry both Primary and Secondary and would not hesitate to change them if the engine were to start stuttering again.

When changing oil and fuel filters, I now give the spare ones that I carry to the techs to use and store the new ones for the next time. That way they get cycled properly and I always have a fresh spare set just in case.

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Dunners Rule: If you break something and now carry a spare, you will never brake that item again.
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Dunners Rule: If you break something and now carry a spare, you will never brake that item again.
HMMM...do they have a tow bar big enough for a second MH?
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Most UST (underground storage tanks) for fuel have the pump pick up tube elevated from the bottom of the tank so as to not pick up water or trash. However, if the tank was recently filled, the water becomes entrained in the fule and the trash becomes suspended. Never buy fuel if you see a delivery truck dropping fuel to a UST or pumping fuel to a AST (aboveground storage tank). High fuel volume retail fuel locations do a pretty good job keeping tanks clean. I also look for a filter on the dispenser pump hose.
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Except for.....

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This is my rule as well, but it appears to not apply to heating elements for water heaters.

OTOH most hardware stores carry them.
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Do they carry ones to fit an Atwood 6 gallon water heater? Part #, size, etc. Would love to heat my water when I'm recharging my batteries, etc.
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Don't know

I haven't toasted the Atwood yet. Give me a couple of weeks.
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If HD or Lowe's has one to fit, I'd bet it is a lot cheaper than a Hott Rod. I only have gas now.
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Do they carry ones to fit an Atwood 6 gallon water heater? Part #, size, etc. Would love to heat my water when I'm recharging my batteries, etc.
I think this is the one I recently replaced. Be sure to get the right volt range and the element wrench make life so much easier. http://m.homedepot.com/p/Camco-Coppe...896/100138364/
http://m.homedepot.com/p/Camco-Steel...493/100184464/
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Cute little unit. I currently have gas only. It would have to fit the drain plug port. That looks too big at the base. Unless HD has one to fit, I'll have to Ebay or Amazon one.

I can contort myself enough to get AC to the water heater and to a switch under the sink.
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