I got poor Yuma out of bed this morning to take a walk at 6:30 because I wanted to be ready at sunrise to take the White Lion over to get four new tires on the rear so it would be safe to travel.
Soon as I got back to the WL, I tried starting it and the darn thing would not start. It would turn over, but not start. I was so happy the evening before when it would start so quickly with the two new starting batteries. One step forward and one step back is the way I’m feeling right now.
I tried starting it about every half hour or hour till around noon and then I gave up. I tried jumping it with the Jeep even and it turned over more quickly, but refused to start!
I sure can’t boondock if I can’t trust it to start. With desperation, I texted Sam at CAT and told him it would not start. He wrote back and said he would talk to a tech and get back to me.
When he wrote back this is what he said:
“I spoke with the tech that got your coach running. He said the injection actuation pressure valve could be bad again due to how dirty the oil was.“
I had just had Midway Diesel replace the oil pump and I thought they had replaced the oil. Sounds like they put the old oil back into the coach. I wish the tech had told me the oil was filthy. So, now we are back at square one. It won’t start!
Here’s where we stand now. I texted Sam and asked that he schedule a tech to drive over and replace the oil and filter, replace the valve if that is the reason it won’t start and also bring an engine coolant sensor for the code 61. Sam texted back and said he would make that happen.
I feel good that something logical is happening, but aggravated at the same time. Enough said about that. Now I wait for him to let me know when it will happen.
This evening, I decided one more night of KFC and call it quits with the chicken. It is good though. I even bought Yuma two chicken tenders so he wouldn’t eat so much of mine. Not sure it worked out that way.
It’s already 8:30 and I am exhausted. We’re going to hit the sack. Thanks for stopping by.
Sorry to hear Doug, but you are right, why didn't the tech tell you how dirty the oil is. Hope this fixes the starting issue.ReplyDelete
Me too. Getting tired of the merry-go-round.Delete
Doug, I had a problem with my '97 Safari Cat 3126 turning over, but not starting. I used the fuel pressure bulb on the secondary fuel filter to pump up pressure in the fuel system and then it would start. White Lion secondary fuel filter should have a black rubber bulb on top you can pump up fuel into the system.ReplyDelete
I did this for a few months until it went into CAT for annual service at which time they diagnosed a bad HEUI pump. After replacement it started quickly and easily.
That darn thing sure is giving you a lot of headaches. At least it sounds like you're on the right track. Hopefully new oil will solve the starting problem. Poor Yuma. He must be pretty bored, but he's a good boy and will stick it out. Try to not get too frustrated with all the problems.ReplyDelete
Hope you get some good news today and Sam can get a tech out there quickly. They really should have told you about the oil before you ran it. Good luck Doug.ReplyDelete
Really not understanding why Midway Diesel would change your oil pump and filter and not the oil; even to someone like me who knows nothing about engines that sounds wrong. Plus, why no one said anything until now. Fingerscrossed Sam at CAT gets the tech to you soon and the tech gets the WL starting reliably.ReplyDelete
Big sigh ... I feel for you Doug. It's frustrating, but don't give up. I have had to use the fuel pressure bulb on my truck on occasion (like they said above), so be sure and mention that. Sending you good vibes.ReplyDelete
It seems most problems come all at once but after you get them solved can laugh about it.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
Thanks Rick. Just a different adventure. Wondering if you two are coming south this winter.Delete
I'm so sorry to hear this, Doug. I was excited for you when i read about the W L starting.ReplyDelete
I assumed they automatically added new oil too, hence the words 'oil change'???
Hopefully, Sam can have someone out soon.
It is discouraging, but I'm staying calm. It will turn out as it should either way.Delete
Frustrating news for sure! Like all your readers I was certainly looking forward to news that things were improving. Good Luck!ReplyDelete
Up and down like a see saw.Delete
It's just a merry go round of engine problems! Hope it gets fixed soon.ReplyDelete
Me too. Thanks Jim.Delete
We've been following your saga Doug, hoping for good news. It must be very frustrating. We hope it takes a turn for the better soon. Gord.ReplyDelete