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Old 07-24-2005, 05:53 AM   #1
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Something built a nest on top of the 80 gal fuel tank and used bits of wire as part of the nest. (Of course the tank is full). I have repaired the wires, but the engine is still not recieving fuel. How should I now proceed. It is a 34' Adventurer with a 454. I have tried to locate a diagram of the fuel / electrical system for the chassis to no avail. I understand there is a fuel relay which I have no idea where to find. Is it possible that the chewed wires could have shorted out the fuel pump, relay or what ever else? I have checked the fuses in the dash and all are ok.
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Old 07-24-2005, 05:53 AM   #2
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Something built a nest on top of the 80 gal fuel tank and used bits of wire as part of the nest. (Of course the tank is full). I have repaired the wires, but the engine is still not recieving fuel. How should I now proceed. It is a 34' Adventurer with a 454. I have tried to locate a diagram of the fuel / electrical system for the chassis to no avail. I understand there is a fuel relay which I have no idea where to find. Is it possible that the chewed wires could have shorted out the fuel pump, relay or what ever else? I have checked the fuses in the dash and all are ok.
Need suggestions Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2005, 05:59 AM   #3
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Tiffers, welcome to our website and forum. We are glad to have you join us here and look forward to reading of your advnetures and experiences. Sorry to hear of the chewed wiring. Have you checked to be sure there are no fuses on front of the firewall? The little varmit may have also gotten hold of wiring anywhere under the box. Good luck and let us know if we can be of any further help.
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:20 PM   #4
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Tiffers, those little critters also like to chew up rubber as in vaccum lines. You better check everything
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Old 07-25-2005, 05:18 AM   #5
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Well it just goes to show you can't trust looking at a fuse to tell if it is bad, and you can't trust your test equipment if the battery in it is low.

Got to tell you...I had tested the harness for power and it showed 11.5 volts. The fuses all looked good. Well ... when the battery in my meter is low it will put out a display that starts from 0 and keeps counting upwards. I hooked it to the harness, crawled out from under the rig and turned on the key, crawled under the rig and read 11.5 volts, disconnected the meter and 'assumed' that the harness had power, hence the fuse was good and started exploring other options. Hence the previous post. It was only because I had no where else to look at the time that I got out the meter to recheck the harness and the repair I had made to the wiring that I noticed the meter was acting up. I got out my old analog meter and tested...guess what ... not power... a quick check of the fuses with the meter showed a blown fuse that looked good. Replaced it and all is well in the world. Thanks for the help and quick response. It is nice to know the site is here and responsive. Look forward to visiting it many times. (Hopefully not for repairing the rig).
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Tiffers, glad you have the problem repaired. Now you might want to try something to keep the varmits away. I have heard of mothballs working well. Good luck and take care.
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They got my spark plug wires on my old W-22 last winter. Better check those too. One was almost chewed through!!
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:24 AM   #8
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Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

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I have Bounce sheets in my camper to ward off the mouses..Learned the tip from here...

I have never heard of so many other uses though...!!

With all the "goodness" of Bounce sheets - I just wonder what the "bad" is to 'em??

Proly something like they are radioactive and cause all kinds of health probs or act as a beacon for the IRS to audit you this year..ect ect ect

It's gotta be something!!!
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