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Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-29-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
3mirrors Straight 58MM O2 Sensor Check Engine...

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I went with the one Dan Hannah had researched and felt...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-28-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Dan, what a professional and credible response....

Dan, what a professional and credible response. Your analytical approach and detailed diagnostic process has been instructive and valuable to my efforts. Above and beyond that, it led to a fix that...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-27-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Thanks code2e for the response. No, it was Dan...

Thanks code2e for the response. No, it was Dan Hannah who had his cc stolen. Mine was the very first item we replaced as it was plugged. We don't have emission testing here in Washington so I am...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-27-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
I had taken your July 3rd post to my mechanic. ...

I had taken your July 3rd post to my mechanic.

I would not call our efforts as "throwing parts at it". Each part was in response to an indication that that part could be the culprit. These were...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-27-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
I have driven it about 60 miles and it doesn't...

I have driven it about 60 miles and it doesn't indicate a lean condition. Dan Hannah has driven his over 3K miles and the fuel mileage is normal and runs great. Thanks for mentioning this issue....
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-26-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Follow up and perhaps conclusion

There is a good chance we have healed the patient. We won’t know for a few more miles but there is hope. This a long post but hopefully it will help someone else. Rather than give away what I think...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-25-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,414
Posted By waggintails
You bet

From pickup campers to TT to motor home, we have used our propane stove just as we do our sticks and bricks oven. Takes some adjusting and some trial and errors but we use it.
Chuck
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-22-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,234
Posted By waggintails
We have had both towables and motor homes. My...

We have had both towables and motor homes. My wife has always been my co-pilot but never has been my direction giver. Now unfortunately she is bound to a walker so couldn't if she wanted to. So I...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-27-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,295
Posted By waggintails
Not exactly an answer to your question, however,...

Not exactly an answer to your question, however, when we order we have been known to specify ground beef or sausage as the base meat.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-27-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,381
Posted By waggintails
toilet paper

My wife and I have been hitting the rv trail for many years (50+) We have never used RV toilet paper. I could quote Old Biscuit. Think about it, how long do you leave it in your tank? Be sure to have...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-16-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Still not there. I won't go into detail about...

Still not there. I won't go into detail about what has been done and what Cliff has found and corrected at this point. Just suffice to say that he is making progress. You can rest assured that I will...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-06-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Not yet

No real updates yet Dan. Cliff still has the coach and is trying his best to nail it down. We have gone for 3 rides with the coach looking like the inside of an ICU and come away with some...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 08-01-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Faulty Air Cleaner

Thanks for the feedback. The air cleaner was one of the first things I changed out. My coach runs fine over 40 but does its stumbling at take off then levels off at cruising speed.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-31-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
I haven't forgotten all you out there waiting on...

I haven't forgotten all you out there waiting on a diagnosis of my engine issues. Just be patient for a few more days. Cliff has fuel trim issues diagnosed and now within specs. That didn't clear my...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-26-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Not a fan

I am not sure what a 5-star is. I know when I talked to Cliff about it he is not impressed. Anyway, just got back from my test drive with Cliff. He watched his scanner while I put the coach through...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-22-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
2nd cat.

In talking to Cliff(my mechanic) he has some of same questions I do. It goes back to a question earlier in this thread. Why did the cc fail at this low mileage. When I replaced the cc, all is good...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-21-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Still pulsing but good power

I talked to Cliff this morning. On Tuesday the 26th we are going take it for a test drive. He will hook his scanner up and watch the results as I put it through its paces. I will discuss the fuel...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-21-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Update: My CC was replaced yesterday. Results: As...

Update: My CC was replaced yesterday. Results: As soon as I hit the freeway I could feel the difference. Engine power was restored and no pulsing or hesitation. I drove about 15 miles which included...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-14-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Just a note on warrantees. I checked my Ford...

Just a note on warrantees. I checked my Ford Motor Co. book for any loopholes in the emission warrantee section. Most of the warrantee's end at the untouchable 5yr/50000 milestone. However, if you...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-12-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Interesting question. I really had not even...

Interesting question. I really had not even considered the why. Anyone care to chime in? Since the motor home has not given me any trouble the only thing, I can attribute it to is pulling heavy...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-12-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
PCV line infomation

That line and fittings has always been suspect to me based on the discolored line and signs of oil residue on the engine directly under the line. I could not find a crack nor could Cliff. In talking...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-12-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Resolution and follow-up

That was quick. Phoned the exhaust company within 10 miles that my mechanic recommended to see what their thought was. Within 20 minutes they informed me my CC would arrive by the 21st and they would...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-12-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
He told me the exact same thing. He recently...

He told me the exact same thing. He recently replaced a cat for another customer on a smaller rig so has a few contacts he is chasing down. I would love to go oem but 2 months is past way too long...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-11-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Well, I took the coach into my mechanic this...

Well, I took the coach into my mechanic this morning so he could diagnose what the heck was going on. Well, as has been the case, no codes showed up. Even on the test drive. Fuel pressure stayed...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-08-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
I pressurized the hose and could find no cracks...

I pressurized the hose and could find no cracks or leaks. I pealed back the foam covering also. I am going to replace this hose as well as the two devices it connects to. I am assuming one of those...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-08-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
I could not get any sound at all. The issue on my...

I could not get any sound at all. The issue on my coach is not a sound but the actual performance.
Chuck
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-08-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Yep, you are right. If you had read the whole...

Yep, you are right. If you had read the whole thread you would know that the dirty engine compartment has nothing to do with my maintenance practices.
Chuck
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-06-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Code2e, By the way, I will try to find that...

Code2e, By the way, I will try to find that diagram Friday. I am out of town tomorrow.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-06-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
When I trace the fuel lines from the tank there...

When I trace the fuel lines from the tank there are two. The obvious one to feed fuel to the fuel rails. If you look at the image showing the top of the engine, on the right side is a device that has...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-05-2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Fuel Rail pics

This is the best I can do with pictures of my engine and fuel rails. Any thoughts on the line showing a dark area? That has been a concern of mine I just haven't replaced it yet.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-04-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Code2e, Thank you so much. I double checked the...

Code2e, Thank you so much. I double checked the fuel lines, and one line goes to the fuel rail on the left rear of the engine. The other line (smaller) goes to a device which I thought was the...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-04-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Thanks. I was going to replace all of the vacuum...

Thanks. I was going to replace all of the vacuum hoses, this one included. However, since I have an appointment next Monday with a mechanic who comes from the ford world, I am choosing to let him see...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-04-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
The temp gauge pegging really did not indicate an...

The temp gauge pegging really did not indicate an over temp situation. I still don't know what caused it but the engine went into reduced power mode, so it sure looked like it was over temp. I had...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-04-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Thanks for the info. I have traced the lines from...

Thanks for the info. I have traced the lines from the tank to the throttle body. No fuel filter. I have heard they do have an external filter on some of the f-53 chassis but apparently not this one....
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-02-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Hang in there

I want to thank all of you that have provided me with excellent feedback. As usual this forum provides us with another tool in our unending quest to fix our problems ourselves. I will let you all...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-01-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Faults and codes

I am pretty much done "self" analyzing. I have an appointment with my local mechanic on July 11th to diagnose what is going on. Since he is a Ford guy I hope he can find it. Just to be on the safe...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 07-01-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Injector cleaner

I currently am running an injector cleaner (Lucas) along with an alcohol based water displacer (Heet). Thanks, Chuck
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-30-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Potential Lost faults and codes

I have chased this concern down and have come up with the following information to pass along.

Ford guy: I wrote him a PM and ask if the faults and codes would be lost when the battery is...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-29-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
It might have been although I don't think so. I...

It might have been although I don't think so. I know there was some strange noises coming from the engine, however, I had the doghouse partially off, so I passed it on to that. It was more of a...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-29-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
If I remember correctly, you forgot the gas cap...

If I remember correctly, you forgot the gas cap at one point, and it actually exacerbated the problem? Since i have shore power in my garage I will utilize that and quit shutting of the battery...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-29-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Thank you. Lesson learned.

Thank you. Lesson learned.
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-29-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
HELP! Think I really screwed up. When I put my...

HELP! Think I really screwed up. When I put my coach away it stays in my garage. When I shut it down and don't plug into my shore power, I shut off both the battery and coach power switches. Now,...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-28-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Pulsing v10

Actually, it was raining hard most of the time. Checking the filter was my first effort to fix the problem but it was not wet. I replaced it anyway. Foot never on the brake. I haven't cleaned the MAF...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-28-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Update. Today I put 16oz of Lucas Fuel additive;...

Update. Today I put 16oz of Lucas Fuel additive; 3 bottles of HEAT alcohol water disperser into my gas tank which had approximately 60 gal. of 87 octane regular gas. I then went on a 60-mile (round...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-27-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Thanks for the info. My mechanic is a ford guy so...

Thanks for the info. My mechanic is a ford guy so he should have the correct tools although he works on many different vehicles. I will see that he gets a copy of your response. Now, tomorrow I am...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-25-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Fuel pressure fitting

Thanks, Twinboat. Now I am working my way through this and have no idea where the fuel pressure fitting is? When I thought it had an external fuel filter, I had looked for this fitting or something...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-25-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
No check engine light anytime

I have had two diagnostic tests run. One with a Cheepie tool and the next with a very expensive tool (Maxi Pro). the Cheepie didn't show any faults. The expensive one showed the fault above. The...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-25-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
I have about come to the same conclusion. I have...

I have about come to the same conclusion. I have the coach scheduled for diagnostics on July 11th and this will include both exhaust and fuel pressure analysis. I am finally where I can actually...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-25-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Actually, it isn't an intermittent problem. It...

Actually, it isn't an intermittent problem. It usually starts after about 10 miles then is constant. It does become less severe when reaching cruising speed on level roads but get worse as I hit...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 06-24-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,197
Posted By waggintails
Triton V-10 pulsing

I have a 2015 Winnebago Vista F53 Chassis, V-10. On a 1000-mile trip traveling Hwy 90 from Washington to 3 Forks Montana. Lots of mountain passes. It ran perfect until about Missoula. Then it started...
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