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|84 Sunflyer Itasca up in smoke! Help!||Mark and Liz||1-30-16|
|We just bought a 1984 Sunflyer Itasca with a 454 engine. We've been having all sort of problems but the last three days have left us now literally stranded on the side of the road. |
Latest event: Had been driving about 20 minutes. Then while going up a steady incline, smoke suddenly began pouring from vents on dashboard. Within minutes, the RV lost all power (brakes, steering etc.) and at the top of the hill the engine just shut off. The entire RV was filled with smoke. During all this, the external lights stayed on. We think there is a hose missing connected to a large canister on the passenger side next to the engine (cooling system?). There is literally an open spout at the bottom of this large bin with nothing attached. When the RV's engine shut off while driving, liquid and smoke was pouring out of the bottom if this canister on to the ground.... "There was no pressure in the cooling system." The entire RV filled with smoke that smelled like coolant, steadily streaming from all of the vents on the dashboard, especially underneath. We coasted to the side if the road. In the last three days we've traveled only 59 miles of a 122 mile trip. This oroblem is new. The first and second day had different issues. It started smoking after all if these were done: spark plugs replaced; timing distributor cap advanced; new starter; new ignition toggle switch with lines to starter and battery; radiator resevoire capped; carburettor adjusted; 2 new vacuum lines to carburettor... Does anyone have advice? Our one hour drive time has turned into a three day nightmare! Thank you!