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Old 01-21-2021, 12:29 PM   #1
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Fuel filter?

Hello I have a 2001 southwind 36z V10
It値l start fine but when I press on gas peddle it値l die , no clue as to why???
Ran fine in November
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Old 01-22-2021, 01:04 AM   #2
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Read the obd2 codes?? You can get OBD2 READERS as low as $20-$60
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Start with visual inspection, a mouse could have built a nest in the air cleaner ductwork, plugged exhaust , chewed on wires vacuum hoses . If that doesn't turn up anything change the fuel filter and dump in about 4 cans of Iso Heet in the gas
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Old 01-22-2021, 07:40 AM   #4
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There are a couple threads here with similar problems with F53/V10 powered RVs. Quite often it's turned out to be the tank mounted fuel pump. That pump is relatively inexpensive though the labor may be costly to do the job. Use the search function shown above.
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Chad,

If it won't go above idle you may not get codes. Even then codes only occur when your vehicle is exceeding emissions standards. It has to run to set tht type of code. So that would be difficult to happen if it started last fall but won't get above idle now.

You need 3 things for any gasoline engine to run and accelerate: compression, fuel and ignition. It's very unlikely something just occurred and you lost compression. It's more like one of the other two spark and fuel. If it will set and idle for hours but not accelerate where does that leave you??

Do what poster #3 above mentioned. If a crittter built a nest in the air cleaner it can't get needed air affecting compression. One spring we had 1 injector that failed due to critters chewing the wires.

IC2, above would have been my next comment if you determined it's not getting fuel. For a unit with that age fuel pump is a definite concern unless?

We don't know the history of the RV. Is it new to you? If not do you have any maintenance history/records on it like the fuel pump was changed 1, 2 or 10 years ago either by you or the previous owner. All that stuff is very pertainent to achieve an accurate diagnosis or at least a path to head down.

Diagnosis of a vehicle is very much the same as going to the DR. They first get your health history, ask you why you made the appointment, ask you to explain your symptoms then run tests tests to determine what may be wrong.

I have a certificate on my wall I got (1973) after attending a clinic on their Thermoquad carburetor at Chrysler Motors in Detroit. At the top it says "Doctor of Motor's." That was early in my teaching career but I thought about that and soon understood why they used that title.
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If it won't go above idle you may not get codes. Even then codes only occur when your vehicle is exceeding emissions standards. It has to run to set tht type of code. So that would be difficult to happen if it started last fall but won't get above idle now.

You need 3 things for any gasoline engine to run and accelerate: compression, fuel and ignition. It's very unlikely something just occurred and you lost compression. It's more like one of the other two spark and fuel. If it will set and idle for hours but not accelerate where does that leave you??

Do what poster #3 above mentioned. If a crittter built a nest in the air cleaner it can't get needed air affecting compression. One spring we had 1 injector that failed due to critters chewing the wires.

IC2, above would have been my next comment if you determined it's not getting fuel. For a unit with that age fuel pump is a definite concern unless?

We don't know the history of the RV. Is it new to you? If not do you have any maintenance history/records on it like the fuel pump was changed 1, 2 or 10 years ago either by you or the previous owner. All that stuff is very pertainent to achieve an accurate diagnosis or at least a path to head down.

Diagnosis of a vehicle is very much the same as going to the DR. They first get your health history, ask you why you made the appointment, ask you to explain your symptoms then run tests tests to determine what may be wrong.

I have a certificate on my wall I got (1973) after attending a clinic on their Thermoquad carburetor at Chrysler Motors in Detroit. At the top it says "Doctor of Motor's." That was early in my teaching career but I thought about that and soon understood why they used that title.
Hah ! I also got a certificate for Doctor of Motors from Chrysler back in 1971 at the Tech college I went to , man that was a long time ago
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Thank you that will give me Some investigating to do as far as the RV I’ve had it like two years been several trips that’s where totally fine till just now so and I don’t know the history on what’s been done to it prior I believe on the third owner but until now it’s been a great RV no other problems so I’ll do some inspecting and let you know what I find out thank you for your help
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