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Old 01-13-2015, 08:24 AM   #1
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Desperately seeking help

First to introduce myself my name is Greg and I'm an automotive tech in Tulsa, Ok. I do not own an RV but I AM married to one in a manner of speaking.

I am here to beg any help I can get.

Here's the background to my dilemma. As I stated I am an Auto Tech in Tulsa and I am employed at a repair facility here. About a month ago we hired a young man and one of the first jobs he was given was to replace the engine in a 1995 Winnebago Warrior. A 454 Chevy engine. To make along story short this person proceeded to disassemble this large recreational vehicle and removed the engine............then he quit the job.

I have been charged with putting it back together and I am having difficulty figuring out how the brackets on the engine go back on and reassembling the front end. What I would ask of any of you that own one of these vehicles is some clear photographs of the brackets that hold the alternator, AC compressor, and power steering pump, ect, and some clear photographs of how all the brackets and braces go in between the radiator and grill.

Thank y'all in advance. Greg
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Hi Greg! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the crew!

Man, I wouldn't want to be in your shoes! Why in the world would the boss turn that kind of job over to a new man!

Wish I could help, but that's WAAY out of my capabilities!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:23 AM   #3
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BA80,
Do a search about engine change on a MH, If my memory serves me correctly, there were some pictures along with a write up of how the engine came out and went in, this might give you the info that you need.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:24 PM   #4
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Have you looked at the Owner's Forum and gone to the Winnebago owner's there? They may be your best help. Give them the info about the rig you are working on and if that doesn't work I would call Winnebago and see if they can help. From what people say they tend to be quite helpful.
















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Well, Greg, you can also call all the MH dealers in the Tulsa area, and ask if they have any P-30/32 Chevy Chassis MH's in the 95 year, as they all will be the same as far as the engine/chassis goes! If you can find one, then go take a look, as seeing in person, will help you out more than pictures! My MH is on that very year chassis, but as I am in Thailand, and my MH is in Az., so I can not help with the pic's! Hope this helps! Rail!
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Yeah, I got online today and found a lot of helpful stuff. Got a good chunk of it figured out. Diagrams and such.

Thanks for the replies y'all. I REALLY appreciate you.
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as a retired auto tech I would have not taken the job in the first place I hate, hate baskit cases and yup I was forced to do some I dont have the info you need but I would look for a similar rv in a sales lot or neighbors house and ask to take some pix
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Alas Stink,, He works for someone, thus he was not given all that much of a choice, a fellow employee quit mid job.

Now, To the O/P,, when you are done with that winnie.. Care to do my Damon? Same problem, bigger engine. (only it is still in place, just blown is all) (NOTE: not a serious request, I have a local firm that will do the replacement when I get the cash).
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When you get this thing back together and I feel you will, I would have a conversation with your boss about being stuck with a crappy job (word it nicer than that) and since you proved that you could do it you need a raise.


Maybe he was testing you but when you pass the test he needs to divvy up. Lynne
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Kudos to the OP for having the smarts to reach out to forums. You'll do well in life by using creative problem solving
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:39 PM   #11
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WOO HOO!!!!! I got it back together and running. And a MINIMUM of extra bolts!


I have a couple of electrical issues I could use some input on. The auxiliary cooling fan isn't getting power when the AC is on. Where did they hide the fuse panel on this thing? I have crawled around under the dash and can't find one.


Thak you very much for all your help and suggestions men. I would have had an even tougher time that I did without y'all.
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Never mind, discovered the flip up dash.
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Congrats, knew you could do it!
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:05 PM   #14
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BTW beamisl, this headache was taken in by the OWNER of our company. He was running the shop when my manager was absent for some reason. Grant would have NEVER taken it in but..............what can you do when the BIG boss gets you into something like this.

Nice thing is the job paid 45 hrs flag time.
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