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Old 05-31-2013, 09:52 PM   #331
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Re: La Tortuga...update 05-26-13 (front ac install)

That sucks!! Hope you get it worked out :/

Also, sweet job on the A/C!! Very nice. Like the light you refurbed as well.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:13 PM   #332
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Re: La Tortuga...update 05-26-13 (front ac install)

Damn! I have been worried about that exact problem in anticipation of changing my fuel filter! I'll probably wait until I'm ready to do my veggie oil conversion before dealing with that, since I will be opening the system anyways at that time. I am planning on installing a 12v fuel pump inline near the diesel tank during that process, just for the purpose of priming the system.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:14 PM   #333
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Damn! I have been worried about that exact problem in anticipation of changing my fuel filter! I'll probably wait until I'm ready to do my veggie oil conversion before dealing with that, since I will be opening the system anyways at that time. I am planning on installing a 12v fuel pump inline near the diesel tank during that process, just for the purpose of priming the system.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:28 PM   #334
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Re: La Tortuga...update 05-26-13 (front ac install)

Are your guy's filters upside down? I used to drive a straight truck with a 5.9 cummins that had the filters upside down, what a pain in the ass. Had to prime it every time I changed the filter unless I was fast enough and willing to dump diesel EVERYWHERE. My bus is a piece of cake to change the filters. Just prefill them and you're good to go.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:20 PM   #335
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I'm on board.. I think their should be.. one more chance to have a cold one with friends.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:02 AM   #336
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Re: La Tortuga...update 05-26-13 (front ac install)

I have used starting fluid (ether) to get mine cranking over long enough to purge the air.

you have to be very careful and sparing with the use of it. AND Disable any electric heat as this can blow you up for sure.


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Old 06-03-2013, 07:57 AM   #337
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Well last weekend on the way home, on uphill pulls as boost would build you would "feel" it run out of fuel, so I

would make a run on flat ground and slowly let off as we climbed the hills back home

First thing we said fuel filter, so on friday I drained the wter seperator on the filter and found this


some water and dirt



so while waiting for the filter to come home I drained about 2 gallons out of the tank and it was very

clean...surprised, maybe a 1/8 inch of water in a 5 gallon bucket

The filter on the other hand was full of crap, this was also the lowest I have let the tank get

so hopefully this week I will get her running.

I decided to service the air filter





okay guys...really?

yes zipties...OMFG

also the aluminum tube was crushed and siliconed...scary stupid shiat


two minutes later.....yes two minutes!!!


ya'll heard the 3 hour saga after Lisa got home with the filter so;



I said screw it and loaded up the kayak trailer in the AM, 3hours later the truck was loaded up, coolers, cot's

blankets pillows food drinks etc..........

I told Lisa "this last three hours is why I bought a bus...so we dont have to pack and unpack every trip"

at river



At this point we had to go where we were "camping"



through the woods

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over the dales



more woods....no I never saw little red riding hood........did see various rednecks on different wheeled contraptions

tho


we are here





no electricity yet,but an awesome view and a grill that worked great



and our bedroom for the night (we used bubble foil to protect the gorgeous chestnut floors)



on the way home next day we checked out a few camp grounds and such...and found a new winery!!!!!

Jones Von Drehle vineyards and winery

7 year old vines, they have been open for 3 weeks now, wine was good can't wait for there "real reds" to come out in a

few months

beatiful vineyards behind the truck


tasting room





next time

La Tortuga will be sitting on the side of the river.....
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:53 PM   #338
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Very nice! Looks like you had a great weekend!
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:48 PM   #339
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Looks like a sweet cabin! Hope you're able to make quick progress with bus.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:44 PM   #340
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Looks like my kind of get-a-way! Thanks for sharing. I sure am looking forward to our next trip whenever it may be?
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