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Old 03-28-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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Dusted Engine

In January of this year I posted a Dutch star with a 300 hp cummins engine using oil every 40 miles.
One of the advisers on the post came back saying we have a dusted engine. Wow that was hard to swallow. Anyway took the coach to the local cummins dealer they tore it apart and found it was true a ( Dusted engine ). The rings were so thin, you could almost shave with them. What was the cause of the Dusted engine was the air filter had not been changed in 70,000 miles. (By the previous owner.)
We had purchased this motor home from a dealer thinking that all of this had already been done. That was my mistake, advise to anyone, REPLACE all of the filters when or before purchasing: We just got all excited at purchase time ( anxious to get on the road) exspecting that these things were done.
After $15,000 dollars later ( in frame Engine Rebuild ) we have a perfect running 300 hp cummmins diesel. It is Quieter, better running, and the fuel mileage is better.
I will say that through this foum I was able to take the advise go to the dealer and get it fixed. Thank you fellow RV ers . See you on the road after I get the 15,000 paid off LOL.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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Thanks for the update. Glad it's up and running. Go burn some diesel and have fun.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:09 PM   #3
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Very good advise, When I purchased our MH I was told that a complete service had
been done.
I drove it 15 miles to a truck repair business that had a good rep and had everything
checked out, bottom line they could not find anything that had been serviced and
the air filter was the worst they had ever seen but I was lucky no dusting but there
was over 5 pounds of dirt in the filter container.
All fluids and filters were changed and chassis was checked out finding a missing
safety pin in the steering.
So Gary is not the only one a dealer has pulled the wool over the buyers eyes.
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:18 PM   #4
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That's awful! I sure can't afford to have that happen to me! My MH has an indicator that is supposed to let me know when the air filter needs changing. Did yours have that?
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:28 PM   #5
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I have one that is what caused me to go down the street for a second check over.
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That is why I welcomed the advice to request the service records prior to deciding to buy a MH. We have walked away from 3 MH'S so far because the owner/dealer could not/would not provide the service records. One was the RV dealership owners personal MH, in spite of his claims, he would not produce the service records.
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That is why I welcomed the advice to request the service records prior to deciding to buy a MH. We have walked away from 3 MH'S so far because the owner/dealer could not/would not provide the service records. One was the RV dealership owners personal MH, in spite of his claims, he would not produce the service records.
Sounds good but do not depend on what they say.
My dealer did not want to provide anything even tho they had what they
had done for two years. I got them but the claimed work was not accurate.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:11 PM   #8
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I made a bad RV purchase a few years ago. We were moving up fr0om a 28 footer to a 37 or so footer. We found one pretty close to home and took a look. It had some rust in the storage bays, but not too bad. We brought it home and were happy to have the increased space. I did notice as I approached my home that it did not seem to have much power, but attributed it to the larger size. We took a trip from GA to Annapolis. In addition to ripping the rear bumper loose at the direction of a peace officer, we started puffing smoke out the tail pipe. We nursed it home stopping for several quarts of oil every 100 or so miles. Turns out there were holes in two pistons. Got a rebuild job through a friend, but it just was never a cood coach. Finally sold it to someone who wanted to go tailgating that fall. Sold it cheap. Lost money, Great frustration, etc... Althought the seller, now deceased, became a good internet friend (he didn't know about the problems with the RV), I will be MUCH more careful in the presale inspection in the future.
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you should also check air intake hose connections from the air cleaner to the engine intake. dust and salt can enter at these connections also.
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Yup, many dealers lie - been there...
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