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Old 08-06-2015, 03:17 PM   #101
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Dear lord - what's their number?
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Old 08-06-2015, 04:08 PM   #102
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WE GOT INSURANCE! WE GOT INSURANCE! WE GOT INSURANCE!

Farm Bureau was glad to help. They said that every insurance company is required to at least cover you with liability, so they didn't know why anyone wouldn't do it. But we got a 50/100/50 liability coverage for $222 a year! They already spoke to the underwriter too, and it's written as a regular RV policy so it shouldn't get cancelled.
Ta-dah! FB comes through again! My premium is $116, also shows as an RV.
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Old 08-06-2015, 05:44 PM   #103
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Went and got tags. Went and got inspection two miles from my house. On the way back the engine overheated and the oil/coolant alarm went off. Stopped in the driveway and ALL of the coolant is in the oil pan.

I am grumpy. And sad.

Farm Bureau's number in Statesville NC is 7048762373. They're very helpful. I think the lady's name was Sandy but I'm not sure.
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Old 08-06-2015, 05:59 PM   #104
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OMG NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so sorry!!!!!
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:16 AM   #105
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OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:33 AM   #106
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Hopefully just a Head Gasket...
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:52 PM   #107
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Turns out it was the O-rings on the cylinder sleeves. Dan and my dad and myself pulled the head and pistons and a couple sleeves so far. Gaskets were fine (although still need to be replaced) and the pistons and sleeves looked like new. We're thinking that it was previously overhauled because they look so good. Apparently when they put the pistons in they sheared or otherwise damaged the top of the three O-rings on each cylinder. The middle ring on one was busted completely, and the other one is solid. It seems that the engine must have been overheating frequently to turn the rubber into plastic. Bearings look fine. Injector cups are fine. Injector nozzles are very dirty, so we'll have them cleaned and tested tomorrow. Maybe that's where our loss of power is from.

So it looks like (fingers crossed that the other four cylinders are good) we'll just have to buy a top gasket set and O-rings!
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Old 08-09-2015, 04:11 PM   #108
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Turns out it was the O-rings on the cylinder sleeves... Maybe that's where our loss of power is from.

So it looks like (fingers crossed that the other four cylinders are good) we'll just have to buy a top gasket set and O-rings!
Wow, that would be great news. Keep us posted!
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Old 08-09-2015, 04:34 PM   #109
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Woo-Hoo! Hope that's all!! We're all pulling for you!!!
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Old 08-09-2015, 04:57 PM   #110
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Talk about dodging more than one bullet!!!!!
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