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Old 02-17-2006, 04:33 PM   #1
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workhorse 8.1 I have now replaced the wires for the 4th time & they have put on the air kit.I have not picked it up yet to find out if it will work.By the way I only have 8600 miles on this 05 Holiday Rambler Admiral SE I'm new to this site so I hope I am posting this to the right place.
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workhorse 8.1 I have now replaced the wires for the 4th time & they have put on the air kit.I have not picked it up yet to find out if it will work.By the way I only have 8600 miles on this 05 Holiday Rambler Admiral SE I'm new to this site so I hope I am posting this to the right place.
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Old 02-17-2006, 05:22 PM   #3
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Barry60, welcome to IRV2
Your doing just fine until you find yourself around the site. Down below on the Workhorse Forum you will fine many follow RV'ers with your same problem and what they have done to correct the problem. You can go to FIND just above you and type in your info and you will find many posts on this subject. One thing to consider is do you have a air dam around your radiator to force air from your grill opening thru radiator and into your engine sparkplug area along with your air kit. Check out other locations on irv2 plenty of help here for you. "007"
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Barry60: Welcome to irv2.com We are glad you joined and posted. As 007 suggested, come on down to the WCMC section in the OWNER'S CORNER below. Also, on thursday nights there is a chatroom open at 9:00 PM EST, where lots of good info and some friendly banter is exchanged. Hope to see more of yoyr posts and PLEASE give us a report of your impressions/results with the air kit installation. ED
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:07 PM   #5
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Barry60,
I feel your pain. I to have replaced my plug wires several times. I have been in touch with the engineers at Workhorse. They finally suggested I have the vent kit installed. After installation I had 1 more plug wire fry. The Engineers suggested that I direct the outlet of the vent kit right on the #5 plug, this is the one I have been burning. I haven't had a failure since. I still don't feel the problem is resolved but it seems to be hanging there.
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:46 AM   #6
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I to have had major problems with plug wires, # 5 and 7 cylinders. I had the air kit installed by WorkHorse as a good will repair. I now have about 4000 additional miles on, and have had no more burnt wires "knock on wood" this includes 1800 miles coming home from FMCA rally last Aug. It does look like the outlet is directed at #5 and 7. So far so good. WorkHorse only does this upgrade after a documented series of events with the wires.
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Old 02-23-2006, 04:49 PM   #7
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What were the problems you were having that led you to the spark plugwires


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Old 02-23-2006, 06:22 PM   #8
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Is this spark plug very common?? Are lots of people experiencing it, or is it somewhat isolated?? Is it happening to particular makes of motorhomes or does it happen to any. I have a 03 Fleetwood Southwind 32VS, Iam I likely to have a problem? If one is out on the road, how available are replacement plug wires? Is this something that can be bought at Kragens, or is it a speciaility item. Would it be a good idea to to carry a spare set. How hard are they to change? If one does burn thru, can you still continue on 7 cylinders to get help at the nearest repair facility?? Thanks
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Brian, answers to your questions can be found in "FIND" above, type in "spark plug wires" and take off the check mark. There is about 82 posts on the subject, Not everyone has the problem its related to certain MFG's and there is a fix if you do have the problem. "007"
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by supercub:
Is this spark plug very common?? Are lots of people experiencing it, or is it somewhat isolated?? Is it happening to particular makes of motorhomes or does it happen to any. I have a 03 Fleetwood Southwind 32VS, Iam I likely to have a problem? If one is out on the road, how available are replacement plug wires? Is this something that can be bought at Kragens, or is it a speciaility item. Would it be a good idea to to carry a spare set. How hard are they to change? If one does burn thru, can you still continue on 7 cylinders to get help at the nearest repair facility?? Thanks
Brian </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Brian,
I can answer all your questions.
This is a known issue with Workhorse chassis with the 8.1L motor. It only occurs on some model coaches, not all. I am not sure if your Southwind is effected. I bought a et of wires from Pep Boys. I am sure you can pick up a set from Kragen also. I do carry a spare set and have had to use 1 or 2 on the road. They are very easy to change. I get to mine from inside the wheel well. I don't even have to remove the doghouse. I have limped along on 7 cylinders although I would not recommend it for too long or under a heavy load.
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Brian:
Welcome to the site. If you check the posts as suggested, you will see that the Plug Wire problem seems to be related to certain Mfg. Something to do with the way outside air is funneled to the engine compartment. I have 20,000 miles on my rig over two years and have not had a problem. (yet)!!!! I spent a lot of time driving in 100/Plus degree tempertures last summer.
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Sorry I didn't answer sooner but I didn't notice your question till now.My unit started missing and did not have the power going on upgrades
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No Problem, Took my 2004 Newmar Kountry Star in to the shop and Guess what ( Fried Spark Plug Wires ) Workhorse shipped Fresh Air Kit and New wires, Leave for Florida on Tues, will keep updated......

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I used to have a Pace Arrow that fried plug wires. I nstalled the Jacobs ceramic cap/ high temp wires and had no more problems.
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