Hello, New guy here.
My Name's Joe
Looking for a little advice and also dropping some helpful tips with a story line.
My Wife and I just purchased a 2006 Monaco with an ISL 400.
The unit is very clean with 18 k miles but it only has 18k miles so that seems
to be a not so good thing so far.
First a few questions if anyone can help me.
I am wondering what to use to clean the rig and keep the clear coat shinning nicely?
What is the average price for an oil & filter change and where is the best place to go? I am in the CA in the East Bay Area.
I don't want to do it myself..
Does Anyone have a starting point for an intermittent loss of right camera on the Aladdin System?
Rattles Everywhere... YIKES!
What is the groups recommendation for New Shocks? Rig is bouncing a bit.
That's Allot Sorry..
Here are a few of the issues we had to deal with in short order.. Prepare!
Genset would not Start.
My Generator worked fine until I brought my coach home. I got this no problem.... Wrong!
(Mind you I am a Former Coastie & Machinery Tech).
The unit turned over, Won't start. I got Code 3 or service engine code.
After verifying I had Fuel even changing the fuel filter. Nothing?
I Cleaned the Squirrel Nest out of the intake checked the over all
condition of the unit including the doing the various factory recommendations for checking the fuses under the panel.
I was Stymied..
The Problem ended being an electrical connection on the top right side of the engine at the glow plug coil. Pulled off the little spade connection, tighten just a little and reconnected. ( 10 mm Ratchet and Extension Required to disassemble cover.) Caution: Don't Run Gen Set Without Cover.
After Repair, The Unit fired on the first try!. &^%)$+
One trick I would recommend if your doing your own fuel filter; Clamp the Supply and Return line to prevent being completely showered in # 2 Diesel.
If you have a Similar Coach or Similar Year that has the ISL 400 Cummings
you might want to check the condition of the Fuel Supply line from the fuel pump to the fuel rail or manifold.
My Wife and I drove to Sacramento to get an alignment and new tires..
"Why with only 18k miles? " 5 years max is what I was told.
Our unit's tires looked new but they were made in 05.. $$$$$$$$
On our return trip we thought we smelled fuel. I just figured it was the
other diesels not us.. As we rounded the corner of our street to our house.. OMG...
We were pouring fuel out the back right off the engine on to the street.
I killed the rig and ran back to the engine compartment.
Fuel was everywhere and running down the entire engine and through the radiator. My rig was smoking!
Visual.. When it happened I jumped over the rear bed to the engine cover like a Gazelle.
Caution don't try this at home. ***High Pressure Fuel System***
I had my wife fire up the rig while I stood over the engine to see if could identify the source. Sounds reasonable, right?
What I found was pretty shocking to me.
The main high Pressure Fuel Supply Line from the Fuel pump to the Rail had split.
To Find this was fairly easy..
With the Engine Running and My wife Ready to Run out during my
stupidity, I had her start the rig.. I immediately saw the fuel spraying out of the supply line. She killed the engine after I said Kill it! She almost Killed me..
Crazy but I had to fix my Rig and figure out why I had this failure.
Should have never happened in my opinion..
The is a thick wall rigid tube with a compressed fitting.
This should be the last point of failure considering it's fuel..
I called a local Cummings Engine shop and identified the part.
Fuel Line Item 10 Part No. 3964144
This part is not available but it happens to come in a fuel line kit.
Part No. 5285580.
The Kit Contains misc bolts and a bracket. I am assuming Cummings
had issues and so this was a retro fit to avoid engine explosions...
The Fuel line cost was a measly $89.00, I would have paid $ 200.00
The Shop; (PLUG FOR AWESOME SERVICE) Righetti Enterprises in Stockton CA-209-464-8306 helped me immediately.
Kim from Inside Sales took my order over the phone.
She also used her personal cell phone to the Txt back and forth to make sure they had the correct item for the repair.
She even put it in a paper bag and hid it on the property so I could pick it up after hours.. That is above and beyond!
Repair took 20 min plus drive time.
that's about it.
Hope I get some feed back on my questions and hope my venting helps some of you.