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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4,585
Views: 827,503
Posted By TheOtherBart
I'm a huge fan of Seafoam in fuel systems but...

I'm a huge fan of Seafoam in fuel systems but I've always been nervous about treating the oil. Seems like a lit of potential damage could happen even in just 250 miles if the oil film is compromised...
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By TheOtherBart
Wow, looks amazing. What all parts do you...

Wow, looks amazing. What all parts do you make/sell?
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 42,543
Posted By TheOtherBart
Is anyone around the northern Illinois region...

Is anyone around the northern Illinois region interested in some XR250L takeoffs? I have a stock airbox and side covers that I'm about to chuck if no one local wants them. The side covers are...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,533
Posted By TheOtherBart
Yeah, like Two tail said :D

Yeah, like Two tail said :D
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,533
Posted By TheOtherBart
Simichrome is a paste in a tube. You might get it...

Simichrome is a paste in a tube. You might get it at a local parts store, but if you search online keep in mind that it's spelled "Simichrome".
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,533
Posted By TheOtherBart
There are a variety of different chemical rust...

There are a variety of different chemical rust converters, but they'll make the rusty spots into a dark "primer" surface that's ready to be overcoated. If you want your spokes to stay shiny the only...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4,585
Views: 827,503
Posted By TheOtherBart
It's terrible to hear that, heal well!

It's terrible to hear that, heal well!
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
Talk to me about this "evap canister". Where is...

Talk to me about this "evap canister". Where is it and what does it do? I ask because this RV seems to have a venting problem with the fuel filler. I have to fill it very slowly, and sometimes it...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
I hoped to, but I had to fly out to Philly for...

I hoped to, but I had to fly out to Philly for work(sucks). The DR350 would fit so nice on a hitch carrier behind the motorhome...
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
Well I made it back to Indiana, and although the...

Well I made it back to Indiana, and although the light came back on ~250 miles into the trip (same code) the motorhome never missed a beat. I'll get it in to the shop in the next week or so to let...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
I picked up a cheap set of Torx bits, a can of...

I picked up a cheap set of Torx bits, a can of MAF sensor cleaner, and a new air filter at Autozone. The MAF sensor looked clean to my eye but I gave it a good hose-down with the cleaner anyway. I'll...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
It seems odd to me that the RV isn't running...

It seems odd to me that the RV isn't running rough, I've had to clean a MAF sensor on a different vehicle before and it bucked and ran like shit just like you're describing. But I'll give it a shot,...
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
So online it looks like it takes a torx bit to...

So online it looks like it takes a torx bit to remove the MAF, something I don't have along with me. Anyone know if the MAF can be cleaned in situ?
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
I'll see how campground-accessable the MAF sensor...

I'll see how campground-accessable the MAF sensor is and try to give it a cleaning tomorrow. As for the rest, I definitely agree. I know who my good techs are at home, on the road I feel like it...
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
I drove another 160 miles today and the Service...

I drove another 160 miles today and the Service Engine Soon light never came back on. However my fuel mileage still appears to be atrocious (I'll find out for sure tomorrow evening or Tuesday morning...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
I usually use ATF and acetone, works like a...

I usually use ATF and acetone, works like a charm. But I'm not at home with all my tools and supplies. If it plugs up and stops running before I get home I'll just hacksaw that bitch off in a Walmart...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
No smell that I've noticed, and not what I would...

No smell that I've noticed, and not what I would consider unusual soot.
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
I'd ignore it too, but I want my 1-1.5 MPG back!

I'd ignore it too, but I want my 1-1.5 MPG back!
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
Thanks Corey. My gas mileage certainly suggests...

Thanks Corey. My gas mileage certainly suggests it's running rich, but it's still running as smooth as ever. I'll try to swap sensors and all that when I'm back in my driveway to narrow down the...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
Drove 60 miles after resetting the code and no...

Drove 60 miles after resetting the code and no CEL. Mileage still seems down on the ScanGauge but I won't know for sure until I fill up again, it isn't always that accurate. I think I'm with you on...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-23-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By TheOtherBart
Good car/truck shop near Cape Canaveral?

I originally posted this in the Southeast regional by mistake...I'm a long way from home in a Chevy Express based motorhome with a check engine code indicating a likely problem with an O2 sensor or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By TheOtherBart
Good auto/truck shop near Cape Canaveral?

I'm looking for a shop near Cape Canaveral that could replace two O2 sensors on a Chevy Express based Class C motorhome. Obviously I'd want someplace trustworthy, that hopefully wouldn't tear my head...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
Well so much for Plan A, liberal application of...

Well so much for Plan A, liberal application of WD40 and letting it get hot while I ate breakfast didn't do squat, those suckers are not budging. I'm going to clear the codes and drive on to the next...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
Seems like that would cause a problem on both...

Seems like that would cause a problem on both banks wouldn't it? I'm only getting the 0430 Bank 2 code, not the 0420 Bank 1.
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
It's a 2000 chassis with <60,000 miles, so...

It's a 2000 chassis with <60,000 miles, so outside the eight year window.
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
Unfortunately I don't have a torch on board, but...

Unfortunately I don't have a torch on board, but I do have a pair of gloves.
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
I'm in Kissimmee FL at the KOA, but actually I...

I'm in Kissimmee FL at the KOA, but actually I think I should be fine. I'm going to tackle the sensor swap first thing in the morning before checkout, then if all goes well I'll get a new code by the...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
I didn't figure a cat would go bad in <60,000...

I didn't figure a cat would go bad in <60,000 miles, hopefully I can swap the O2 sensors without a lot of drama and find something out that way.

So I'm assuming the sensors will be easier to...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
I just crawled under and took a look, it appears...

I just crawled under and took a look, it appears that access should be pretty decent. Let's talk worst case scenarios, since I'm away from home what's the worst that can happen if I...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,766
Posted By TheOtherBart
OBD Trouble Code 0430

I'm a long way from home in my Chevy Express 3500 based motorhome with a potential problem I'm looking for some advice on. The last two driving legs I noticed my mileage dropping off, from mid-9's to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-01-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By TheOtherBart
We ended up going into Somerset and eating at the...

We ended up going into Somerset and eating at the Pine Grill, then parked at Wal-Mart and slept. Even went in and picked up some groceries before we pulled out. We saw the signs for the Flight 93...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By TheOtherBart
Thanks, I appreciate the tip.

Thanks, I appreciate the tip.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-28-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By TheOtherBart
Wal-Mart was definitely Plan B, thanks!

Wal-Mart was definitely Plan B, thanks!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By TheOtherBart
Sleeping at turnpike service plazas?

I'm going to be passing through the great state of PA on my way to Washington DC this weekend, and it's looking like Somerset would be a good place to break for the night and catch some sleep. Is it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14,244
Views: 686,054
Posted By TheOtherBart
Thanks for the info guys, and Jack I'll PM you in...

Thanks for the info guys, and Jack I'll PM you in a minute. Sounds like some great options.

That was the other thing about Rocky Glen, the way people were riding through the pits. We were...
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,635
Posted By TheOtherBart
If it were mine I'd scrub the whole thing down...

If it were mine I'd scrub the whole thing down with a wire wheel, spray it with one of the many rust converters on the market (the can I have in the garage now is a CRC product) so that you're not...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14,244
Views: 686,054
Posted By TheOtherBart
Is there anyplace within an hour or two of DeKalb...

Is there anyplace within an hour or two of DeKalb County where I could take a couple of rank beginners for some seat time? I mean relatively smooth, not a lot of obstacles, relatively little...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By TheOtherBart
I have an old grill that I've been needing to...

I have an old grill that I've been needing to make a new grate for. My plan, whenever I get around to it, it to just grab a scrap of expanded metal from one of the fab shops around here. Get some...
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3,365
Views: 566,791
Posted By TheOtherBart
And they're the ones who really want me to get...

And they're the ones who really want me to get one, they don't like having to take turns being driven to school on the motorcycle. :D

Problem is, all of my toy money is being spent feeding a rat...
Forum: Hacks 05-13-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3,365
Views: 566,791
Posted By TheOtherBart
:baldy Why did I promise to take my kids on...

:baldy Why did I promise to take my kids on vacation this year??? :lol3
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