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Timing Gear Case coming off this week!
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While we are off over the Christmas Holidays I will be pulling the timing gear case to remedy an oil leak where the gear case attaches to the block at the lower motor mount bolts. This has been a thorn in my side for at least a couple of years after I discovered that the two 1/2" cap screws that go through the gear case had backed off, stretched or whatever. I tightened them which helped but it still has a small drip. There is also a small oil leak at the throttle shaft on the injection pump and the throttle lever has stripped out. I found a ReCon 450HP Marine injection pump for way less than I could have mine rebuilt so that will be going in too.
The camshaft has to come out so a good inspection after 180,000 miles is in order.

Gonna be an exciting week!

Happy New Year everyone!


Billy & Helen Thibodeaux
Owners of Billy Thibodeaux's Premiere RV, Inc. Scott, LA 70583 I-10 Exit 97
The Farm is near Duson, LA I-10 Exit 92 then N 1 mile on right
Three Full 50 Amp RV Hookups !
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Data Tag: 9404-3908-36XI-2C
1994 Sovereign 36' Widebody on Spartan IC (Mountain Master Lite) Chassis.
Powered by 8.3CTA 300 Cummins, 12 BTDC Timing, BD Diesel #5 Fuel Plate, Borg Warner SV366 Turbo, K&N Motorhome Air Filter, 4" Resonator i.l.o. muffler, BD Exhaust Brake, Fleetgard "Enviroclean" CCV System (No more oil on the Toad)
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Winegard T4 In-Motion Satellite-Dish Network
Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Winegard Connect WiFi Range Extender
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Onan 8,000 Quiet Diesel Genset, 500 Ahr Lifeline AGM Battery Bank, 320 Watt Solar Array, Magnum MS2812 Pure Sine Wave Inverter
Toad: 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Diesel with M&G Car Brake
 
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Got the Barth to the shop and it's a no-go on the cam removal without butchering the rear bumper trim frame which I choose not to do. When spring comes around, I will drop the engine out of the bottom.


Billy & Helen Thibodeaux
Owners of Billy Thibodeaux's Premiere RV, Inc. Scott, LA 70583 I-10 Exit 97
The Farm is near Duson, LA I-10 Exit 92 then N 1 mile on right
Three Full 50 Amp RV Hookups !
www.billyt.com
Data Tag: 9404-3908-36XI-2C
1994 Sovereign 36' Widebody on Spartan IC (Mountain Master Lite) Chassis.
Powered by 8.3CTA 300 Cummins, 12 BTDC Timing, BD Diesel #5 Fuel Plate, Borg Warner SV366 Turbo, K&N Motorhome Air Filter, 4" Resonator i.l.o. muffler, BD Exhaust Brake, Fleetgard "Enviroclean" CCV System (No more oil on the Toad)
Mobileye Forward Collision Avoidance/Lane Departure Warning System
Winegard T4 In-Motion Satellite-Dish Network
Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Winegard Connect WiFi Range Extender
Bose Lifestyle V25 Home Theater
LG 32" 16x9 HD LED Living Room
Nexus 21 TV Lift
Samsung 32" HD SmarTV built into Bedroom Wall
Onan 8,000 Quiet Diesel Genset, 500 Ahr Lifeline AGM Battery Bank, 320 Watt Solar Array, Magnum MS2812 Pure Sine Wave Inverter
Toad: 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Diesel with M&G Car Brake
 
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Hi Billy, I know that oil leak situation. I don't have a front cover leak but I do have a leak on the injection pump throttle shaft. I also have a leaky oil pan gasket but on the 5.9L in the Breakaway I have to take out the rear cross member.

I may try to get to all that later this summer.

You say the cam shaft has to come out? Why? I have adjusted the valve clearance every 50K miles and checked lift/duration, so far I don't see any appreciable wear of the cam.

I will remove the front cover later this summer to have a good look around and also install the KDP (Killer Dowel Pin) lock.

306,000 miles all is still well. Had the Allison trans MD3060 rebuilt as it was starting to shift funny and had a few breakouts shifting from 3rd to 4th. 14 upgrades plus software changes all is well.

in the middle of installing a QD8000 diesel now, should be done in a few weeks.

I should be in your area later this spring and hope to stop and see ya.

Belated Happy Holidays.


Ed
94 30' Breakaway #3864
30-BS-6B side entry
230 Cummins, Allison 6 speed
Spartan chassis
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