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Old 06-04-2012
al perna al perna is offline
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Originally Posted by Butch Charpentier View Post
Well as a few of you know already, about a month ago on our way home to Syracuse, NY we blew our engine. We were just topping that big climb on rt 81 north going into Virgina from NC. We had to be towed from there all the way to home (wonderful, but we didn't use a drop of fuel). We have it in an excellent shop up here who we do a lot of business with. They informed us that they can do an in-frame rebuild, so there is a bit of a savings. As of now it is broken down and both heads are being rebuilt with all new parts, a complete engine kit - sleeves, pistons, rings, bearings, gaskets, etc. We are also putting in a new water pump and new belts and hoses. They are also rebuilding the fan hydraulic motor and flushing the radiator. The reason we lost the engine was rapid over heating with no warning. They informed me that they have had a lot 8V92's with this problem. So be careful, I think because of this I'm going to install the Silver Leaf system to monitor the engine while driving.
Well happy motoring.
butch . your story is a night mare to us all . iam so sorry and know that our emergency funds dont allow for a 20 k repair
could i ask you about the towing portion ? did you have Good Sam ? did you have to pay for the tow to your home state repair facility ? i recently was unable to move my coach the warning light would come on every 5 or so seconds . turned out to be a loose coolant wire. again iam sorry for your loss.

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