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Old 06-19-2019, 09:04 PM   #31
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Who say's "You can never go back"????
Beautiful weather, and cool pics of the WW Company!
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Thanks, Pete! I caught probably the only nice weather day we've had in ages. All it does here nowadays is rain rain rain.
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:25 PM   #32
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:29 PM   #33
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Does your neat, new, compact, gennie plug into the electrical hookup on your bus, or are you simply running an extension cord from it to a 6 outlet power strip, Mary?
I'm looking at one too, but need it to plug into the 30A shore power outlet on the outside.
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:08 PM   #34
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Does your neat, new, compact, gennie plug into the electrical hookup on your bus, or are you simply running an extension cord from it to a 6 outlet power strip, Mary?
I'm looking at one too, but need it to plug into the 30A shore power outlet on the outside.
Hey there! I'm in the unsophisticated extension cord family, but my friend just got a Predator 3500 at Harbor Freight that has the 30 amp hookup. It's more expensive but I guess there's a really good coupon, if it's still usable.

OH - also there's a video on YouTube where the couple has an adapter for this, I'll see if I can find it.
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:16 PM   #35
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Does your neat, new, compact, gennie plug into the electrical hookup on your bus, or are you simply running an extension cord from it to a 6 outlet power strip, Mary?
I'm looking at one too, but need it to plug into the 30A shore power outlet on the outside.

Couldn't find the exact video I was looking for, but I think THIS is the adapter they had:

https://amzn.to/2Fnunfp
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:18 AM   #36
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Couldn't find the exact video I was looking for, but I think THIS is the adapter they had:

https://amzn.to/2Fnunfp
^...That adapter should work. Thanx for posting it!
Any luck on Max's transmission diagnosis?
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:11 PM   #37
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^...That adapter should work. Thanx for posting it!
Any luck on Max's transmission diagnosis?
Just now heard back from the shop. Initial diagnosis is cam sensor... but... the throttle cable broke on the test drive.

Both of these seem like cheap parts. This shouldn't be too over the top price wise, right?
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:21 PM   #38
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No, not without the labor charges...
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:30 PM   #39
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Cam sensor:
https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Ford-...gateway&sr=8-3
^double check vehicle fitment! There were other cheaper offerings, but this is a Motorcraft, (Ford), part.

Throttle cable is something you might need to source at a Ford dealer, or get a used one from a Vehicle Recycling Center, (AKA: the junkyard).
Either way, shouldn't be too expensive on parts side. If you are needing these parts installed at a shop though, it could get pricey.

Throttle cable breaking on the test drive is odd. Unfortunately this will likely need replacing immediately, so you can drive it home/away. When a cam position sensor goes bad, it usually leaves one stranded wherever it happens. If you trust this shop, probably just have them do the repairs and hope for the best...

Anyhoo, Good luck, and hopefully this gets the issue resolved!
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Old 06-24-2019, 03:07 PM   #40
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Cam sensor:
https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Ford-...gateway&sr=8-3
^double check vehicle fitment! There were other cheaper offerings, but this is a Motorcraft, (Ford), part.

Throttle cable is something you might need to source at a Ford dealer, or get a used one from a Vehicle Recycling Center, (AKA: the junkyard).
Either way, shouldn't be too expensive on parts side. If you are needing these parts installed at a shop though, it could get pricey.

Throttle cable breaking on the test drive is odd. Unfortunately this will likely need replacing immediately, so you can drive it home/away. When a cam position sensor goes bad, it usually leaves one stranded wherever it happens. If you trust this shop, probably just have them do the repairs and hope for the best...

Anyhoo, Good luck, and hopefully this gets the issue resolved!
Like I said on the other thread I wonder if the throttle cable was the real culprit, and the cam sensor was more of a guess based on the sound. When the guy called me the person test driving it was still stranded up the street so they hadn't done actual diagnostics and I think he just THOUGHT it was the cam sensor. That would make the cable breaking on the test drive more understandnable.

I kinda trust the shop, but not form personal experience. It will be interesting to see the price quote
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