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Forum: Ernie Ekberg's Remodeling and Repair 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 4,869
Posted By DW SD
I've had some rivet heads pop as well. All that...

I've had some rivet heads pop as well. All that have popped are aluminum.

I see the issue, I think. The riveted and glued strips cover the gaps between the center, wide, one-piece 36' long...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 37
Posted By DW SD
10-4. I believe my ball valve for "tuning" the...

10-4.
I believe my ball valve for "tuning" the heater loop back pressure is on top of the diesel tank next to the Hurricane unit.

Doug
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 37
Posted By DW SD
I think Don posted some good detail on this. ...

I think Don posted some good detail on this. There are two loops with parallel flow off of one outlet from the heater.
One of those loops has a ball valve supposedly to throttle the second loop to...
Forum: Reasons I Bought My Bluebird 4 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 18,975
Posted By DW SD
Hey Phil, Great to hear this. Maybe we will...

Hey Phil,
Great to hear this. Maybe we will meet up one day. If you camp in north county let me know. I can walk to south carlsbad SB campground. San Elijo is also close.
Thank you,

Doug
Forum: General 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By DW SD
Thankfully, I can live with the 3600Watt seconds...

Thankfully, I can live with the 3600Watt seconds draw of the main pump!!
Forum: General 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By DW SD
Hey Andy, I get that and agree and have a...

Hey Andy,
I get that and agree and have a motion-activated recirc pump and line in my house - I believe that is the optimized solution. Still, adding another pump also has downside of increased...
Forum: General 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By DW SD
Shall we all invest in purification systems...

Shall we all invest in purification systems next??:D
We could even go to a one-tank only format. Clean water, gray water, et al. Clean it up in real time and send it back out :p
Imagine, no more...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 2,196
Posted By DW SD
Hey Chip, Did you get the paint repairs done on...

Hey Chip,
Did you get the paint repairs done on Don's old M380? Any interior remodeling, flooring, etc?
How about storage solutions?

Doug
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By DW SD
Thanks, Robert! Doug

Thanks, Robert!

Doug
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,467
Posted By DW SD
+1 for interest. 1 Front seal. I'd suggest if...

+1 for interest. 1 Front seal.
I'd suggest if this comes to pass, a group of mechanically inclined owners meet to do an install and shoot video during the process. So step by step process is...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By DW SD
Yesterday, I finished up the wiring for the new...

Yesterday, I finished up the wiring for the new fuel pump. I flipped over the relay and fuse panel for the pump. I tapped in to the the output from the ignition ECU relay (lower left corner of...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By DW SD
Thanks Craig and Van and Lance!! I’m optimistic...

Thanks Craig and Van and Lance!!
I’m optimistic this will work very well.
Doug
Forum: Reasons I Bought My Bluebird 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 18,975
Posted By DW SD
Maybe an update is due... At 15 years and...

Maybe an update is due...
At 15 years and 9X,XXX miles Roberts old M380 kicks a$$ and is enjoying San Diego county living after a quick round trip to GA and move south from Orange County. The paint...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By DW SD
Thanks Randy Doug

Thanks Randy

Doug
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By DW SD
Airdog Lift Pump install to Cummins ISL

My Factory Cummins startup lift pump was leaking. This primes the CAPS injection pump for 30 seconds before stopping. From there the CAPS injection pump draws fuel itself.

In my process of...
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 479
Posted By DW SD
Another option of converting dometic to...

Another option of converting dometic to compressor using marine 12V compressor and cold plate. They are designed to be installed in varying dimensions fridge. Don’t. Know if you need 2 for fridge and...
Forum: General 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By DW SD
Cool. Did the same with a 12V normally open...

Cool. Did the same with a 12V normally open solenoid and timed relay.
Instant hot water is nice.
Forum: M380 (Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 479
Posted By DW SD
This shouldn't happen since the M380 coach...

This shouldn't happen since the M380 coach batteries are separate from the engine start.
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 990
Views: 78,040
Posted By DW SD
What did the seller say about the temp switches? ...

What did the seller say about the temp switches? I guess they are simple open / closed type so you can find replacement from automotive applications. Is that how it works? The old thermotop I...
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By DW SD
Thumbs up for a comprehensive set of instructions

Thumbs up for a comprehensive set of instructions
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 990
Views: 78,040
Posted By DW SD
Good thing you tested the temp! What would you...

Good thing you tested the temp!
What would you use to dampen the rumble? rubber isolated mounting studs? I've used those for mounting radiators and heat exchangers in past hot rods.
Or something...
Forum: M380 Parts List 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By DW SD
Something like this. ...

Something like this.
https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B010LT2GPG/ref=acr_dp_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar

Mine has worked flawlessly .......
Forum: M380 Parts List 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By DW SD
Chris - is it not a sporlan valve? I rebuilt...

Chris - is it not a sporlan valve?
I rebuilt the one in my PT in about 20 minutes and maybe $25. The kit was readily available.
OR
Can you just buy a normally closed 12V solenoid valve?
I used...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 990
Views: 78,040
Posted By DW SD
Cool idea or just move South like you proposed...

Cool idea or just move South like you proposed earlier :D

I struggled with the same in buying Webasto for PT, but ultimately did.

copper nickel (CuNi) bends much easier than stainless and...
Forum: General 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By DW SD
I 100% agree with this. I use this voltage drop...

I 100% agree with this.
I use this voltage drop calculator to determine the size of the 12V cables I install.
https://www.calculator.net/voltage-drop-calculator.html
It is more efficient, as...
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