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No seems clean now
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Is the Racor dirty each time you change it?
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No seems clean now
Did you drain any tank fuel to find any debris, water, or crud???
you could blow out the return line, if you are trying to clear the lines.
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The Racor filter needs to be completely removed from the coach,taken apart and cleaned and new seals installed.
They get a huge buildup of black crud inside,which can cause your problems.
As mentioned before,Jay Darst had this problem,cleaning the fuel filter fixed his.
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no the Racor is clean now must be another issue?
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no the Racor is clean now must be another issue?
Justin,

Your posting started at #42, , there are some good tips and the solution is probably in this thread.
Just need to be a detective, and start over at post #1.
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We have tried it all i think:


1. Flushed Tank and refilled with new diesel.

2. Flushed lines and blew air through return line and pick up line.

3. cleaned and blew air through Racor line.

4. removed Racor housing cleaned and put new seals

5. replaced Flexie hoses on fuel line.

6 replaced all fuel filters multiple times

7. replaced air filter and plastic elbow (it had collapsed)

8. Ran spare Racor gauge to check if old gauge is faulty (its not)


So we still have our problem, going up hills it goes into the Red on the Racor gauge. We are heading to Reno tomorrow or the next day -- going to bring lots of filters with me and hope for the best ! Thanks for all the help and ideas - this one is still baffling.

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Tom Seitz had a problem like this and it was the fuel return line plugged up.
Also,the fuel supply line could be collapsing.
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Is anything else going on other than the Racor Gage going into the Red? Is the engine loosing power. Is engine stalling?
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Engine running great just think if it goes beyond the red it will die. this happened before if it would go off the red it would die.
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Engine running great just think if it goes beyond the red it will die. this happened before if it would go off the red it would die.

Justin,

Try the Sweet Spot method, I used it going up and over Sherman Summit on I-80 in Wyoming this may or may not help, here is my post from Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) > Throttle Sweet Spot

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I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this, I have noticed on my 'Bird that there seems to be SWEET SPOT in the throttle position, where it seems to develop the most power and speed, it is most noticeable when I'm running in the hills similar to what I encounter when I leave here in the Columbia, SC area heading north on Interstate 77 up to Charlotte, NC. Since I have driven this particular route numerous times, I know just when to use my SWEET SPOT.


http://www.pbase.com/iamflagman/image/101137034

What I mean by the SWEET SPOT is if I back out of the throttle ever so slightly, rather than holding it all the way to the floor, I seem to carry more speed up to and over the top of the hills, but it takes a different mind set to remind myself to back out of the throttle to that sweet spot, it is a strange feeling when I let up off of the throttle and the speed is maintained for a longer distance on the hills, rather than with I STAND ON the throttle holding it firmly on the floor and it loses speed quicker. This takes some experimenting to find that SWEET SPOT, but it works for me. I find that the more often that I drive my 'Bird the easier it is to get into that frame of mind, because when I let the 'Bird set for an extended period of time, it takes a while, practice, practice...........practice!!!

I first encountered this when I was traveling from Montana to Wisconsin last year and I had a lot of not so very steep hills to cross and it was after that I started to remind myself to try it on larger hills, now when it comes to mountain grades, I just get out the sundial and relax

I suggest that you also read this thread there is a lot of good information and tips found there Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) > Driving up a BIG HILL
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