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Old 09-09-2005, 07:19 AM   #1
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Last year some mice chewed up some of the wires leading to the fuel injectors. I thought that it was fixed last year, but I was not towing then so I may have not noticed the power problem.

Now I am towing and I have almost no power when going up mountains and hills (6% grades and such). I think this problem may be a result of one or more of the injectors needing replacement. I have schedualed a tune up for Monday. The engine only has 48,000 miles on it, the toad is a 1986 Nova (2200 pounds), I am not overloaded?, 1996 class C Tioga Montara.

Maybe the short period (40 miles) I drove with some of the wires to the fuel injectors damaged caused additional damage?

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Old 09-09-2005, 07:19 AM   #2
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Last year some mice chewed up some of the wires leading to the fuel injectors. I thought that it was fixed last year, but I was not towing then so I may have not noticed the power problem.

Now I am towing and I have almost no power when going up mountains and hills (6% grades and such). I think this problem may be a result of one or more of the injectors needing replacement. I have schedualed a tune up for Monday. The engine only has 48,000 miles on it, the toad is a 1986 Nova (2200 pounds), I am not overloaded?, 1996 class C Tioga Montara.

Maybe the short period (40 miles) I drove with some of the wires to the fuel injectors damaged caused additional damage?

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Old 09-10-2005, 02:31 PM   #3
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Zetron,
Not being mechanically minded, I couldn't begin to guess whether the mice problem led to the lack of power when towing, but I can tell you about the HUGE difference we experienced in power on our prior coach ('95 HR Endeavor, 36ft, Ford 460) with a Banks System. It would climb mountains without the least effort. Even climbed the 25% (Yes 25%) grade to the Amicalola Falls GA State Park campground (Great place!) without hessitation. We were beside a similiar HR without a Banks going up a grade one day and left him in the dust. I've read that while Banks systems are usually a good investment for adding power to most engines, the Ford 460 seems to get the most benefit.

Don't have any connection to Banks or any installers (ours came with the coach which we bought used), just know we were very happy with the power in our '95 HR, and that was a heavy coach for a gasser.

If you don't find another solution, you might want to look into getting a Banks. Hope this is helpful.

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Old 09-11-2005, 05:45 AM   #4
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Thanks, I will look into it.

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Old 09-11-2005, 09:37 AM   #5
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If you had a mouse infestation you might look at the breather/air cleaner situation - from where the air enters all the way to the carb/fuel injectors. May have a breathing problem.
We had the little buggers get in the Tracker and filled the A/C piping with nests of shredded cloth and strings. Have yet to find where this stuff came from.
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David, your catalytic converter could be jammed up.
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Thanks; I will have Ernie look at everything carefully tommorrow.

And, I hope the catalytic converter does not need replacing again; 6 years ago.

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