Originally Posted by kb7uxe
Hello from Dan,
what transmission does your Vectra have in it ??
( 4 sp- 6 sp ? )
and is yours the 5.9 with the P7100 injector pump??
Does your have the dinette or table and chairs ?
How well does your house AC work ?
ps wonderful paint !! love the contrast. makes it look like a new rig !
Jane is a 93 Vectra 35 PQ with the six speed, table and chairs, house a/c works just fine, and the paint combo was done by the previous owner who had her 18 years. I don't know what injector pump it has. But I imagine that in a couple of weeks I will know all about the motor.
My big issue with the body is the ABS panels on the bottom have lost their adhesion to the steel frame work just about everywhere. Some of the framework on the doors have real rust issues but I have a good fix for that. I'm going to use the rivet system they use on Airstreams to attach the ABS panels hopefully in a manner to make it look natural.
What has me nervous at the moment is Jane experienced two pretty good overheating events in our trip to Arizona and back to Texas. I've sent in the oil and antifreeze samples and am waiting for the results. If the oil and antifreeze are okay then I'm going to get the dash air working along with installing a misting system for the radiator to help out when the hill is long and the ambient is high. I'm also going to get the valves adjusted and add a pyrometer to help with keeping an eye on the temperature better. The mechanic that is going to help me is a local big dawg on adding performance to the Cummins but I think that will not be where I'm going with it.
We replaced the Norcold 6 cf with a new Dometic 9 cf, that was like getting into my old Army uniform, required surgery. The 12 volt water pump went out in Arizona and I had to do surgery to replace it. Evidently the built the coach after they did the pump installation.
We love the coach. She has about 125-130,000 miles and we hope to get about four years of fun out of her.