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 on: May 30, 2016, 06:06:15 AM 
Started by Sean - Last post by luvrbus
Glad you got it going the Davco can be a real PITA,I had my doubts about the fuel pump being bad but I was to far away to help you 

 62 
 on: May 30, 2016, 05:54:21 AM 
Started by Sean - Last post by Mike in GA
Sean, I knew that you would eventually get to the bottom of this challenge. Well done!

 63 
 on: May 30, 2016, 05:36:55 AM 
Started by lou432 - Last post by gumpy
Lou, in the last photo, it looks like that solenoid might be hitting on a hose. Is it possible the hose is interfering with the free movement of the shift solenoid?

Regardless, if your helper just pulls the lever in the direction that the solenoid would push it when enngaged, while you operate the switch, it should shift and allow you to get it into reverse.


 64 
 on: May 30, 2016, 05:21:32 AM 
Started by lou432 - Last post by Tony LEE
Going back isn't an issue as there should be a strong spring returning the lever to the "off" position.  Pull the rope, driver slips it into second position (reverse) and then the rope is let go.  Go to neutral and the box resets to normal forward mode

 65 
 on: May 30, 2016, 04:55:39 AM 
Started by Sean - Last post by oldmansax
     Yeah, definitely ... but a good illustration of my fave motto "never assume that you only have one problem ..."

X2

Glad you got it going, Sean.

TOM

 66 
 on: May 30, 2016, 04:27:56 AM 
Started by Lin - Last post by chessie4905
Plugs can harden and dry over time and cause oil migration. If they are old, maybe they could need replacing.

 67 
 on: May 30, 2016, 03:49:23 AM 
Started by Lin - Last post by bevans6
I use Lucas hub oil.  It's the right stuff for wheel bearings, and is very viscous so it doesn't seep out.  The 3/9" plug is a drain hole.  I just take the rubber plug out to add oil, but the plug would work fine if it was on the "up" side.

Brian

 68 
 on: May 29, 2016, 10:08:36 PM 
Started by Lin - Last post by pvcces
We made our ramps out of Douglas Fir, 5 foot long. They are 2 x 8 on edge and 6 pieces, throughbolted, and have served us well.

They have 18 inches level top, so the ramp is not too steep for most coaches and they work just fine on most other vehicles.

They give us around 7 inches of lift and are 9 inches wide. This size is economical to build.

Another solution might be needed to use with longer coaches or more axles.

For what it's worth.

Tom Caffrey PD4106-2576
Suncatcher
Ketchikan, Alaska

 69 
 on: May 29, 2016, 09:10:12 PM 
Started by Lin - Last post by Lin
I noticed that the front hubs on my 5a had accumulated moisture on the hub face. It's not so much that I think there is a real problem.  Probably just long term leakage from the plug.  The oil levels are okay, but I could fit a little more in it.  Does anyone know what gear oil to top it off with?  Should I just pour it in the plug hole or squirt it into the 3/8th hole on the inside?

 70 
 on: May 29, 2016, 08:06:26 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Scott Bennett
Actually it's much simpler. It's wood flooring underlayment from Home Depot. Pretty tough stuff. It's making our wood quiet against the foam.


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