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Offline thomasinnv

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Broke down in Hawthorne NV
« 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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Re: Broke down in Hawthorne NV
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 10:46:15 PM »
I'm glad it was easy; all breakdowns should be easy to fix.

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Offline chev49

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Re: Broke down in Hawthorne NV
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 11:01:23 PM »
lucky you... i wonder if you knew it needed repair before hand... ;D
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Re: Broke down in Hawthorne NV
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 11:21:31 AM »
lucky you... i wonder if you knew it needed repair before hand... ;D

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.
Some are called, some are sent, some just got up and went.

1998 MCI 102-DL3
Series 60 12.7/Alison B500
95% converted (they're never really done, are they?)