Trip to LA County Fair 2hrs traffic then loss of power
From Solvang to Pomona is just 2 1/2 hours. This weekend took 5 hrs. We hit LA traffic and it was stop and go for 2 hrs straight in 100* degree weather. Engine temp was always normal. After almost 2 hrs of traffic it started to sputter at each take off from every stop and after 10 minutes of that I limped off and barely made it into a gas station. At that point it shut off altogether. Got out to fill up with fresh gas I looked at my freshly silver painted exhaust tip and it was now gold in color from extreme heat! Sitting at the station 10 minutes it fired and ran fine so across the street we pulled into Denny's and sat for 30 more minutes. Fired up and ran perfect the rest of the way to fairgrounds without traffic of course. I surmise that the exhaust super heated ( by the new color of the tips ) from lack of air flow under RV and the O2 sensor overheated shutting off the fuel injection ( having to pump the throttle to get it moving, then flooring it to go, all while backfiring out the intake ), once cooled it resumed back to normal. Does anyone know or have experience with this situation? Drove it home today like it was a brand new RV... It only has 17,000 mi on it even though is a 95
Thanks in advance my RV friends!
1995 National RV Dolphin 533 Ford F53 Chassis