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  1. Cascabel3

    Midland compact air dryer, 93 vectra 5.9DP

    Thanks Ron, it surprised me.  Many Freightliner/Peterbuilt and Spartan places had a hard time with it. 
  2. Cascabel3

    Midland compact air dryer, 93 vectra 5.9DP

    Geez....call Haldex and go nowhere, called NAPA and they have it!  Subject closed  :)
  3. Cascabel3

    Midland compact air dryer, 93 vectra 5.9DP

    I am having the hardest time getting this part for my air over hydraulic brakes.  I would like to change the air dryer  and rebuild the kit. The part number is RN60J, made Haldex/Midland.  The company iteself only does wholesale to vendors, so that attempt was futile.  Any suggestions?
  4. Cascabel3

    Filters and parts

    Steve, Ron, Bernie, you have answered my questions.  Spartan it will be with VIN # in hand.  I will tell them I just want every filter, including tranny filters, and all of them times two.  I don't worry as much about saving a few bucks as I do getting the right stuff and a quality product. ...
  5. Cascabel3

    Filters and parts

    As always, 1.5 minutes after I post, a reply from Ron.  Thanks Ron.  When I call Spartan or Cummins, will stating:  5.9 230 Turbo Cummins on a Spartan chassis be sufficient to get all the filters?
  6. Cascabel3

    Filters and parts

    I haven't tried, waiting to be in a better mood for this one.  I wonder what will happen if I walk into a NAPA store and tell them that I have a 5.9 Cummins turbo and I need both fuel filters ??? I have tried their website and the following numbers given to me by a fellow Vectra DP owner: Air...
  7. Cascabel3

    Idle speed

    I am up two more exits North, Parker road.  You are ina nice park.  If you are still there on Friday evening, email me.  I'd stop in say hello. 
  8. Cascabel3

    Idle speed

    thanks John, she starts like a charm, cold, first crank, always, she can sit and idle for hours.  It's just (sometimes, not always) that I put her in gear that she dies.  If I get on the accelerator pedal quick enough she'll go and no stalling thereafter.  Judging by the plume of black smoke...
  9. Cascabel3

    Idle speed

    Bernie, thanks.  Now I wished I had a working cruise control.  These were the things I discovered on my recent run, eratic speedometer and cruise failing to engage.  By the way, I am currently stationed in Castaic off Parker road.  Noticed you are in Valencia.
  10. Cascabel3

    Idle speed

    Hey Friends, on a 5.9 turbo Cummins Mine idles at ~680 RPM.  Should it be higher?  How could I raise the idle if I had to?  Reason for asking is that sometimes when I press from neutral to either reverse or drive, she stalls.  Once I move three feet she is fine ands doesn't do it again. 
  11. Cascabel3

    First Run

    I'll be on the lookout for your Rig Bernie.  Beer is on me if I can see the inside and climb under her to look at the engine and tranny  ;D
  12. Cascabel3

    First Run

    Great Bernie, we are usually camped near Furnace Creek, I forgot the name of the site.  Will be hard to miss the Vectra though :-)
  13. Cascabel3

    First Run

    Thanks for the beta Greg.  Would love to see your rig.  I know that by October I will be out at the '49er meeting in Death Valley.  My parents will visit from Germany and that is where they always go, except this time sans tent but in comfort.  After the end of September I will have some time to...
  14. Cascabel3

    First Run

    Too funny Ron, and thanks a lot. 
  15. Cascabel3

    First Run

    Thanks Tom, what a blast to be fully self contained and comfortable in a 100 degrees.  But even just driving is so much fun.  I had a hard time stopping at times, I could have just gone on and on, listening to the diesel purr away.  It seemed that the more I drove, the better she ran.
  16. Cascabel3

    Small Issues and questions

    At times the speedometer acts erratic while idling or even while driving. My cruise control is not working but was working before. Only occasionally, engine is not cold but warmed up well and I am parking the Vectra having to go in and out of reverse and forward a number of times; sometimes...
  17. Cascabel3

    First Run

    I have owned my '93 Vectra for almost a month. I have replaced the radiator, vacuum hoses, valve adjustments and a number of Small things, I was ready to take her for a drive. First I went up the long and steep inclines of the Grapevine North of Los Angeles, that was the warm up. Friends...
  18. Cascabel3

    Hi from Bert

    I'll bring the beer ;D
  19. Cascabel3

    Hi from Bert

    Thanks Bernie.  I had a feeling that's what it would be.  Getting valves adjusted, new valve cover gaskets, new front tires as the front are over five years old, new vacuum lines and an oil change.  I look forward to being on the road.
  20. Cascabel3

    Hi from Bert

    Thanks Jim and thanks Ron for the invite to Quartzsite.  Have been through there many times on my way to Tucson (not in RV yet) and love the place.  Especially nice during Summer when no one is there ;D Seeing it during the Rally in January is a must for me.  Can't wait....MH heaven.  That way...
  21. Cascabel3

    Hi from Bert

    Thanks Tom  :) I hope to learn a lot about diesels.  I have a fascination with engines and this is sort of new territory for me.  Looking forward to participating here.
  22. Cascabel3

    Hi from Bert

    Hello Ron, thanks a lot for the welcome.  I currently live on the North side of Los Angeles.  I will move to an area near Palm Springs in a few months.  I was really amazed at the difference between gas and diesel.  I hope my 1993 Vectra ( 5.9 cummins and 6 speed Allison) will do me well.  It's...
  23. Cascabel3

    Hi from Bert

    Bought my 35 ft 1993 Vectra DP two weeks ago, my first MH ever.  I drove a bunch of them, the diesel sold me though.  I wanted one to begin with but was afraid of having to go down in age too much.  This one got to me.  I couldn't get the test ride out of my head.  I am having some small things...
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