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    2002 Workhorse W22 with 8.1L Vortec and Ally 1000 drivetrain 53K miles

    Could mean that bank 1 is running a little lean, but that could be "normal". When it's bogging down out there, is it in open-loop or closed-loop mode?  Typically WOT is processed in open-loop, so it's not really paying that much attention to the O2 voltage. What are the STFT and LTFT numbers...
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    96 Pace Arrow Ford 460 no start.......no fuel?

    No worries, just remember that free advice is worth every penny you pay for it! :) One other thing that I thought of - you could short-circuit the testing process (heh.  get it?) by going to the pump-a-bucket step first.  Put the fuel hose at the engine in a bucket and jumper that fuel pump...
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    96 Pace Arrow Ford 460 no start.......no fuel?

    I hate loading up the parts cannon and laying down suppressing fire, but if you've got the tank out already and there's a shiny new Motorcraft pump in your hand...  I mean, how do you not just go ahead and put that baby into place amiright?  You've done (or have at least committed to) the...
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    Mercedes-Benz? Sprinter Chassis Maintenance Costs & Repairs

    More than likely, the Sprinter will have the 3.0 V6 turbodiesel they've designated the OM642.  It's had a few improvements over the years and the Sprinter version gets slightly better oiling in the block than the version they put in the GL, ML, E-series, and the Mopar "CRD" vehicles, but even...
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    1997 Fleetwood tioga issue

    It's COP, so no plug wires.
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    1997 Fleetwood tioga issue

    A 97 could have the 6.8 - that was the first year for that.  It is very possible that you're getting misfires without codes.  That chassis was not required to be OBDII compliant, even though it has all of the OBDII equipment on-board.  The things (like a misfire) that passenger vehicles from...
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    Transitioning from Toy Hauler to Class C - What to consider?

    Of those two, I think the '98 would be a much better buy.  A careful inspection might reveal facts that would alter that opinion, of course, but the older one looks very well maintained and the mileage isn't so low that I'd be worried about things.
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    E-450 ball joints

    I've been using the Moog problem solvers on my P30 chassis and on my Super Duty and they've been fine for me.  I've put some Mevotech parts on a couple cars and haven't had any premature failures with those either.  You might also check the sway bar - I am at about 100% for front end noises...
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    Front end noise,

    Depends on who did the work, really.  If the coach came in to the dealer with a bunch of paperwork calling out new ball joints and they simply parroted that claim, I'm not sure you can really blame them.  If the dealer did the work, however, they should be crucified for the shoddy effort which...
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    1987 Ford Corsair Carb Problem ?

    It's been a hot minute since I've really done anything with a carb, but it sounds like a vacuum leak.
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    Transitioning from Toy Hauler to Class C - What to consider?

    The 6.8 Vortec is a very robust motor that, when properly maintained, will give you great service life.  They like to sing, so expect to have to wring them out a bit.  The good news in that is that they're designed to run in that 2-3k RPM range so they're a bit more efficient there.  True story...
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    Front end noise,

    I mean, when he told you that there were new ball joints, he didn't say that they were installed properly so technically not a lie...  :o That story could have ended a lot worse!  The good news is that you found it before tragedy struck and at least it's a relatively easy fix!  Easy as opposed...
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    Workhorse P32 auto park brake

    I believe you are looking for:     GM# 10218778     Workhorse Part# W8001071
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    V-10 engine rattling noise

    Right.  I mean, that's what I would assume someone would mean by "regular unleaded" but then we get to the part about using higher octane voiding warranties, so it makes me wonder if there's another definition of that floating around in another part of the world.  I am trying to discern if the...
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    V-10 engine rattling noise

    I'm curious what you mean by regular unleaded.  If, by that, you mean 87 octane then the 2017 E-series owners manual actually calls for a minimum of 87 octane but a recommendation of 91.  The 2016 F53 owners manual says the same thing.  In 2000, they specify 87 octane, but (a) you're way out of...
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