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Boy, I wish I were sitting under a REAl awning!!
I am sitting in my coach in Orleans Ma. Back to the garage that has serviced my FC for the FOURTH time, trying to solve a fuel in the valley leak.
I will stay here, in my coach till they get it right!!!! They are not so happy that I have plunked myself here. BUT, enough is enough! I have suggested advise I have received on the forum and they just give me a patronizing smile!!! They smirked @ the baby powder idea.....but I am not done YET!!
not a happy camper in a cold truck bay!
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Suska,

A high probablity for this type of fuel leak is the throttle rod seal.
It can be replaced with out removing the Injection pump
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suska, i only know a few mechanics that use the baby powder trick,3 to be exact.
those 3 are maybe the best in the business at fixing things,its obvious that none of the 3 work at the shop where your coach is.
please tell them i said so.
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When I had my '78FC, I also was getting fuel in the valley. I followed Randy's
powder suggestion and found a hair line crack at the flair in a fuel line. I had worked
on that for two weeks and found it in 5 minutes. Too many metal lines. Too few hairs
to pull out. It takes a good mechanic to take ideas from others. It sounds like your guys
are stubborn old men!!
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Could someone expand on the baby powder trick?
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suska, i only know a few mechanics that use the baby powder trick,3 to be exact.
those 3 are maybe the best in the business at fixing things,its obvious that none of the 3 work at the shop where your coach is.
please tell them i said so.
Well, after scoffing @ a woman who might know something, I went past the Gm and straight to the mechanic. Said he never heard of such an idea, but he DID it!!!! So, guess what, after taking him for a ride with the dog house open he found a flange problem with one line. They have ordered the part, it will be in Mon. I will stay in the coach during this too!!
Don't know what to do about the cost of the overhauled fuel pump since this was very obviously the trouble from the first appt. This line disclovery is 5 appointments later!
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When I had my '78FC, I also was getting fuel in the valley. I followed Randy's
powder suggestion and found a hair line crack at the flair in a fuel line. I had worked
on that for two weeks and found it in 5 minutes. Too many metal lines. Too few hairs
to pull out. It takes a good mechanic to take ideas from others. It sounds like your guys
are stubborn old men!!
Think we have found my problem to be the same as yours!!! For all five of the buses appointments I have asked about the lines. Always to get "no, it's not the lines!!! Sad to say they were too stubborn to listen and sad to say they are stubborn young men. I'd like to think there would have been more respect if they were stubborn "old men"
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Could someone expand on the baby powder trick?
Hi Jeff
In trying to diagnose the problem of a fuel pump leak in my 31FC, Randy suggested that I clean the area and dry it well. Start the engine and let it run for a while then dust the area with baby powder and any leaking moisture will show its source. Quite brilliant!!
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Sweet, like dusting for prints! Thanks
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spray foot powder works well also,this is a trick i have used for many years to find leaks.
it has never failed me!
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