2018 RV-Dreams Boondocking Rally - March 5 - 12, 2018 in Quartzsite, Arizona.
SOLD OUT!!

2018 RV-Dreams Reunion Rally - March 27 - April 1, 2018 in Pahrump, Nevada
Registration Is Now Open!! Click Here To Get More Information & To Register

2018 RV-Dreams Spring Educational Rally - April 23 -29, 2018 in Pahrump, Nevada
Spots Still Available!! Click Here To Get More Information & To Register

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Reduced Engine Power and Low Fuel Pressure.


RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 126
Date:
Reduced Engine Power and Low Fuel Pressure.


   In April while visiting my daughter in Denver we bought some bad diesel fuel. It was rather expensive to get fixed too. After getting the truck repaired we moved over to Crawford, Co for our summer workamping position. We recently ran into to same problem again. Took the truck to the a Ford dealership to get her serviced. It was the first time since we left Denver. When we went to crank her while waiting on the glow light I heard the fuel filter singing like it did in Denver. We got the truck back in the rack and pulled some fuel from her and it was loaded with water.

  The service dept. was short handed and they gave us a loaner car and off we went back to home. Two weeks later they finally got to the truck fixed. We get the call and go and pick her up. Didn't make it 50 miles and she d-rated again. Well If there ever was a time when I felt like screaming this is it. I've googled, youtube, and searched the world wide net for idea's and any info I can about this issue. I've changed the filter and installed them with no luck.

  There is air getting into the fuel system causing our problem. All info I've seen and read indicates there is a problem with the fuel filter under the frame rail. Being in an area where mechanics are limited is a pain. We are at the local Ford dealerships mercy. We have scheduled an appointment for Tuesday to take her back and hope we can get it fixed.

  The fulltime life is good. At least it's not something like Howard and Linda experienced so far. Unfortunately all this expense is coming from our pockets. We know eventually she will get fixed and we will be off on our travels again. We have suffered through one POS RV and now we are going through this truck problem. Its caused Lola to ask what are we doing wrong, also one time wanting to go home. This is home here in our beloved Vanleigh/Vilano. We know its just a part of the life. All this will pass and the good life goes on.

  You all take care and if you happen to be in the panhandle of Florida for Dec. come on by and stop in and have a drink of choice with Lola and I. We will be workamping at St. George Island S.P. Until then Happy Trails. 

 



__________________

Rush and Lola Songer

2015 F-350 DRW (Alias Fat Baby)

2017 Vanleigh Vilano 325 RL  (Alias Sunshine)

Solar Equipped 

Full Timers July 2016 



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 66
Date:

So sorry for you troubles Rush. Hope the Ford crew can get it figured out. Will be looking for y'all in Albuquerque.

__________________

Mike & Karen

Youngsville Louisiana

2013 Entegra Anthem

2015 Silverado Crew Cab



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 126
Date:

Cool Breeze man. Took 1'30" to go 37 miles today. Got it to Delta to Ford dealership and at least they give us a loaner again. Want be long we can set out by the homes and laugh and smile and watch the Balloons. Lola and I can't wait till then. Got some new squizzins from here for us to taste too. We will holler at yall when we load up and head that way.



__________________

Rush and Lola Songer

2015 F-350 DRW (Alias Fat Baby)

2017 Vanleigh Vilano 325 RL  (Alias Sunshine)

Solar Equipped 

Full Timers July 2016 



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 126
Date:

Got the truck fixed, first time ever going to a service department and had no bill after repairs.

__________________

Rush and Lola Songer

2015 F-350 DRW (Alias Fat Baby)

2017 Vanleigh Vilano 325 RL  (Alias Sunshine)

Solar Equipped 

Full Timers July 2016 



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 126
Date:

Just when we thought they had found it, she broke down again.

__________________

Rush and Lola Songer

2015 F-350 DRW (Alias Fat Baby)

2017 Vanleigh Vilano 325 RL  (Alias Sunshine)

Solar Equipped 

Full Timers July 2016 



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 83
Date:

Dang, what a PIA. Hope they can get it right this time. Is there a performance diesel shop in the area that can look at it with a fresh set of eyes?

__________________

Sean & Christine - and the pups,  Samantha and Apollo

2013 Open Range 417RSS

2008 Ford F350 Dually



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 126
Date:

Over in Grand Junction, but Ford has not been charging us for the work. It's fell under the power train warranty.



__________________

Rush and Lola Songer

2015 F-350 DRW (Alias Fat Baby)

2017 Vanleigh Vilano 325 RL  (Alias Sunshine)

Solar Equipped 

Full Timers July 2016 



RV-Dreams Family Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 126
Date:

We have come to the point where we are having to change out all parts that are with the fuel system. They want replace fuel tank but anything that fuel goes through will be new. Ford better hope that fixes it. This is our 4th trip to the ford shop. If it doesn't work after this we will use the lemon law since it will be the forth visit. Have contacted the lemon law attorneys in NC and just got our fingers crossed this fix works so we don't have to do this. Oh well here we wait in Crawford, Co. and another thing, we had reservations for the Balloon festival. We contact them via phone and were told to contact Ms. Garcia and so we were transferred to her answering machine and after two weeks and a few more messages we have yet to receive a returned phone call. Sent several emails and no reply. What does one do?

__________________

Rush and Lola Songer

2015 F-350 DRW (Alias Fat Baby)

2017 Vanleigh Vilano 325 RL  (Alias Sunshine)

Solar Equipped 

Full Timers July 2016 

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us