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Author Topic: Broke down in Hawthorne NV  (Read 772 times)
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« on: April 24, 2012, 09:56:24 PM »

I pulled behind the El Capitan to use the rv dump facility and while i was there the water pump decided to let loose. Fortunately I had a new impeller and pump seal on board. About 3 hours or so and back on the road. Thank God for a simple fix. Spent more time running around town trying to find a tool to insert the seal than actually doing the repair.
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 10:46:15 PM »

I'm glad it was easy; all breakdowns should be easy to fix.

Take care.

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 11:01:23 PM »

lucky you... i wonder if you knew it needed repair before hand... Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 11:21:31 AM »

lucky you... i wonder if you knew it needed repair before hand... Grin

I rebuilt the water pump with all new parts about a year and a half ago. when I installed it, it dripped for a few hundred miles then it stopped. So yes, having the parts on hand was a preemptive strike. I had ordered in the parts to replace when it was dripping, but once it stopped I just let it go. Guesse I should have replaced them anyway. Live and learn.
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