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Old 04-29-2017, 05:56 PM   #131
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The good point is you made it back home instead of having to fix things on the road. I'd call that a success in itself. You've done a lot of preventative maintenance too, and things can still go wrong.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:05 PM   #132
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Yes Robin, made it home, that was extremely lucky. . Fuel came out pretty quick in the end.
Any how it is buttoned up again. see how long it lasts.
Found a rebuilt sticker, still have to check the number but I assume the fuel pump.
While I had the exhaust apart i installed EGT probes. I want to run bigger tires and there is a chance that I will lug the motor down on a hill or so.
Exhaust gas temperature is a good indication of the load on the motor.



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I was lucky and did not have to drill a hole in the fire wall. There was a small hole with a rubber plug right above the engine . Pulled the thermocouple cables thru that and slices the grommet to protect the wires from abrasion.

I put the gauge here:

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There was a cigarette lighter there but I did not have a use for it.

I hope that I will be able to detect problems with a temp difference between the right and left cylinder bank.

While I was in there I also removed the air intake resonator box. It takes up a lot of space in the already cramped engine space.

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Old 05-02-2017, 07:42 PM   #133
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I pulled my resonator as well.

Where did you get your pyrometer?
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:14 AM   #134
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This a westach dual gauge. westberg and gaffrig makes them also. fleabay or new. paid $60 used including probes
I like the dual design and wanted to see the difference between left and right to spot problems early.
used a dremel to cut a hole in the dash and took the second 12 volt powerpoint out. Needed to cut the hole in the structure below the dash larger as well. This gauge fits a 2"hole.
My probe wiring was not long enough to put the probes or gauge anywhere else without extending the thermo couple wires.

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Old 08-30-2017, 10:35 PM   #135
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Wow, it has been awhile on Elfie. All energy had gone into Dory. Yesterday we restarted our work on Elfie with straightening the rear bumper and installing the last under- bus storage space. Then today we passed the annual PA vehicle inspection.
Our old Bulan 4*4 ambulance got towed to a spot where we can disassemble the 4*4 system and reinstall that under Elfie. Also got a couple of nice rear axle airbags at the scrapyard today. Still enough to do on Elfie.

In parallel we are working on Dory. Hope to start the solar frame this weekend.

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Old 10-22-2017, 08:28 PM   #136
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I had a diesel cluster from a F series diesel and rewired the cluster so that it is compatible with the cluster connectors of the E350 Van cluster. Used the white / pink wire CTS close to the brake booster All works but the tach reads to high.
Also replaced the timing sensor since the engine occasionally stalled for a split second.
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:43 AM   #137
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On the road for the last 5 days. Pulled a 16 hour day to help with an emergency repair in Cincinnati yesrday day and night. Elfie has been running good. The nights have not been to cold and the webasto keeps it good at half power. Even with the two heat exchangers and the engine it produces more heat then I can transfer to the interior without running bigger fans. I do not want the extra fan noise so maybe some floor or wall heat?
Thanks for meeting in Xenia Christopher. That was nice hanging out.
Downloaded torque lite and it works. Can that display coolant and hpop and such? Or do I need the pro version?
Now at the waffle house in Cincinnati. Another 4 hours at ge aviation and then onto west Jefferson in wv.

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Old 10-29-2017, 08:25 PM   #138
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torque should be able to display the HEUI information .. i remember someone on here with a 7.3 that had it on their screen.. however they may have been using torque pro.. where you can put in custom PID's

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Old 10-29-2017, 08:37 PM   #139
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torque should be able to display the HEUI information .. i remember someone on here with a 7.3 that had it on their screen.. however they may have been using torque pro.. where you can put in custom PID's

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What do you use, Christopher? Specifically, what do you use that allows you to reprogram various parameters, like the Max Speed, etc?
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:23 AM   #140
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Paid for the pro version last night and got the other pids working. Nice to see hpop and oil temp. Now I have to gain the experience in what they say about the health of my engine.
Left yesterday around 13.00 from Cincinnati. Gorgeous drive direction Lexington and then thru the mountains to west Jefferson north Carolina. In the evening the alternator light started flashing. Checked belt but it was still there. Voltage stayed at 14.3 so I hope it is only the warning light circuit. Nevertheless stopped north of bristol along i81 at a Walmart parking lot. Now breakfast at MCD.
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