Had a horrible night. Woke up at 2:30 with an ache in the pit of my stomach and could not go back to sleep. Just kept worrying about the White Lion. Got up around 7 o'clock when someone opened the gate so Yuma and I could take a walk outside our prison walls.
It wasn't long after 8 while I was having breakfast, Anthony came out and put 27 quarts of oil and a new oil filter on. Time to wake up the Lion, but he just wouldn't.😰 Soon, Steve came around and he sprayed ether into the intake and it finally turned over with a huge amount of stinky smoke.
Then the White Lion just died.😭😭 I actually cried. I have become quite attached the White Lion and it's like losing a friend. It was my greatest fear, not the expense, not the inconvenience, but the personal loss.
Tomorrow, I will be able to see and think more clearly and move on to what needs to transpire next, but not today.
|1-26-2020 RIP 3-23-2022|
Very sorry for the loss of your stalwart companion. I know how much you loved her. 😢ReplyDelete
Thanks Dolly. It was a blow that I really didn't want to hear but I'm over it now. Time to move on.Delete
Engines can be rebuilt. What is actually the problem?ReplyDelete
Thanks Paula. That is certainly an option. I'll make a decision soon and forge on. Quite a coincidence you know Jim. When I heard Letter Writer I had forgotten all about those fun days we had at State Farm.Delete
I am so sorry.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Hate to lose the WL but life goes on. Time for something different.Delete
OMG The worst fear of every RVer. Still hoping for a good outcome.ReplyDelete
It was the one answer I had tucked deep down hoping it was just a bad thought. Time to move on.Delete
Oh Doug. We are so sorry about the White Lion. Maybe she can be revived? My fingers are crossed that there is hope. 😦🥺ReplyDelete
Thanks Patsy and Bill. Not what I wanted to hear but the reality is bearing down. Time to start planning a new adventure.Delete
Reading this tonight Doug I feel truly sad for you. What a rotten piece of luck. I, like many others were hoping the news about the engine was going to be good and you guys were going to be on your way. All the best to you with your upcoming tough decisions.ReplyDelete
Thanks Al. My Rving days were near an end but this wasn't the way I wanted. Things happen for a reason and I'm trying to understand so I know what to do next. Another adventure 😀Delete
Doug, it can be rebuilt. My husband is a mechanic. Think about bringing the WL up here to Mesa and just parking it here on the property and take some time to think about everything. DO NOT make a decision when stressed and sad. I have plenty of room here, and it will be safe.ReplyDelete
Is there any I can contact you you discuss this option?Delete
My number is 309 533-9371. Text or call.Delete
Doug, Tom and I do not even know what to say. We know how special the White Lion is to you so we are hoping, praying and keeping our fingers crossed there are still some options to revive her. She is to pretty to give up on. Hugs...ReplyDelete
Thank you Deb. I will miss the WL but I think it is time to move on.Delete
Sorry to hear the terrible news. It's understandable that's it's a personal loss since it's been your home a good chunk of these past couple years. Just a sulky situation all around. Hopefully there is still some good that can come out of this. Love you dad.ReplyDelete
Thanks Steve. It's a bummer but all will be okay at the end. At least it's one thing less you kids will inherit. 😀Delete
I'm so sorry. Hopefully today you can think more clearly and come up with a solution. God bless. Elva and JerryReplyDelete
Today I can see more clearly. Sure things will work out soon.Delete
So sorry Doug !ReplyDelete
I'm so glad Nick is with you
I pray all is well on the way home
Can't to see you both 💜
Thanks Tracie. Nick will be a great help getting us home. Won't be long now.Delete
Oh No! When I saw the title, 'It's Over', I thought the fix had worked, and you were finally back on the road. Hang in there. It will all work out in the end. :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks RT. I wish that were true but didn't work out that way. I'm moving on to see what happens next. Never boring 😀Delete
I thought the same thing as RoadTrip until I saw the tear :( Hopefully there is another solution. Took them a long time to get on it and a quick diagnosis..not sure this is the best shop to end it all. Just my opinion. Middle Class American is being very generous, hoping you can work out something with them. You three are in our thoughtsReplyDelete
Thanks Shirley. The decisions are tough to make, but life is too short to fret long. Time to move on.Delete
What is the resurrection date??? Evan will fix it! 😃ReplyDelete
Nice of you to volunteer Evan😀Delete
Sorry Doug- total bummer & as you suggested a new door may be opening for a new adventure to look forward to.ReplyDelete
What a generous & timely offer from your friends in Mesa- their grace & guidance can provide you time access your options.
Just curious, how many miles did you have on The White Lions current motor?
Thank you Franklin. It is great to have such good friends during times like this. MCA is a life saver. Mileage is 178,237.Delete
Doug, Do you have access to a certified CAT technician / shop that you could discuss this issue? Because from the work the shop did the HEUI pump was not mentioned, and I still believe that may be the problem? If the HEUI pump doesn't work there is no fuel to the injectors. When they squirt starting fluid into the intake the engine runs until it is gone and then stops! CAT does NOT recommend putting starting fluid in intake because of heating grid and potential fire. If the HEUI pump has been tested and evaluated, then please disregard my comments. All the Best!ReplyDelete
I mentioned the HEUI pump to Steve and from my understanding, he checked and he told me there was no oil getting to the pump so the problem was further down like at the oil pump. Not knowing anything, I take him at his word. Luckily, my final decision is to move the White Lion to Apache Junction to store. I will have a CAT technician give an opinion. I thank you for pushing me towards getting a second opinion before giving up. The White Lion deserves that.Delete
Oh Doug .... I'm so sorry! I do hope you get a second opinion. You just never know.ReplyDelete