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The trailer your looking at will have electric...

The trailer your looking at will have electric brakes, does have AC on roof and looks like the furnace is below the fridge to right. Can't see it clear but looks like furnace vent is below fridge...
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Another easy/cheap thing to check, is when your...

Another easy/cheap thing to check, is when your driving and feel the pull, drive on a little way, then gently slow down and stop in a safe spot and feel your rims. Your checking for one noticeably...
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Follow hoses from engine to heater core at...

Follow hoses from engine to heater core at firewall if possible and feel both hoses. Should feel basically same temp when heater on, low fan. If big difference in feel of temperature, look for...
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Agree, IAC and check for vacuum leak . Maybe you...

Agree, IAC and check for vacuum leak . Maybe you cracked a line or knocked one loose when doing other work. Please confirm if idle problem was there prior to tune-up etc.
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Do you know if you have any vacuum operation on...

Do you know if you have any vacuum operation on Heater/AC control? Some did, so thought I'd better ask that first. Would explain change on acceleration or under load, as in going up a hill. If...
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Drop in to one of the bigger autoparts stores and...

Drop in to one of the bigger autoparts stores and ask. If they don't have the adapter in stock, they should be able to get you one in a short time. Also, if your signals and brake lights operate...
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Why not wire it direct to battery with an in-line...

Why not wire it direct to battery with an in-line fuse and an on/off switch inside near fridge ?
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Be sure to check little vents usually at back for...

Be sure to check little vents usually at back for being plugged as well. Pop cap off and make sure tiny screens are clean.
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One other consideration with gas engines. Pretty...

One other consideration with gas engines. Pretty well all the big blocks will eventually get warped exhaust manifolds, so if you hear an exhaust leak, it probably isn't just a gasket, but they may...
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Stay away from the Ford V-10 Triton. Nothing but...

Stay away from the Ford V-10 Triton. Nothing but problems with spark plugs blowing out and exhaust studs breaking. Big Dollar repair bills when this happens.
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Use Pex, and if you don't want to invest in crimp...

Use Pex, and if you don't want to invest in crimp tool, or room is limited to use it, we have been using "Flair-it" and "Seatech" fitting successfully for years. Flare-its are cheaper than Seatech...
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Got to agree with "Pilot Dane". If pilot orifice...

Got to agree with "Pilot Dane". If pilot orifice is plugged and you hold flame under thermocouple long enough, the burner will light, but once you remove flame, thermocouple cools down and gas valve...
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For future reference. Red is 12VDC+, Yellow is...

For future reference. Red is 12VDC+, Yellow is 12VDC-, and if you test one of the blue from furnace it will show 12+ as well once Red and yellow are connected to proper source. That goes to...
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Find someone you know who has a fuel pressure...

Find someone you know who has a fuel pressure tester (gauge) or run to repair shop who does have one. That way they can check fuel pressure when running good as well as letting it run long enough to...
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If your running lights and signal lights are on...

If your running lights and signal lights are on separate bulbs, you'll need to install a converter in-line.
Standard Tail Light Converters...
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Normally they are laminated (glued) together with...

Normally they are laminated (glued) together with proper thickness foam insulation. Double check Lepage's PL-300 adhesive, I believe it's the right number for gluing foam insulation. Clean both...
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I suspect fuel pump dying when hot, but pressure...

I suspect fuel pump dying when hot, but pressure good when cool. Either you run it on a hot day and try to time it that you are close to shop where they can test fuel pressure when it happens, or...
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Do yourself a favor and stick to Champion #...

Do yourself a favor and stick to Champion # 7440.- RE14PLP5 for double platinum.
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If it was catalytic converter you'd more likely...

If it was catalytic converter you'd more likely suffer it dying or holding back at higher rpm's. Dealer mentioned distributor, and/or ECM. Have you put a timing light on it and rev it up to see if...
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Acetone worked for me to get white line/yellow...

Acetone worked for me to get white line/yellow line paint off wheelwell/fender areas. Body shop said acetone ok as long as original paint and clearcoat.
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Almost looks like the inner race of an old idler...

Almost looks like the inner race of an old idler or tension pulley off serpentine/drive belt. Actual pulley itself is gone. Didn't have one done during service by chance? Make sure all pulleys are...
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Don't rule out alternator either. Check voltage...

Don't rule out alternator either. Check voltage before running, during and under load with accessories on.
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My thinking is injector leak by was original...

My thinking is injector leak by was original problem and is now cleaned up. If it happens in future, a fuel pressure gauge attached at right time,(after heated up or better yet just prior to ) and...
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Pull/pry shelf panels off and sides which are...

Pull/pry shelf panels off and sides which are usually just crown stapled in and it will expose framing and any wiring plus access to screws through framing. Look inside and up on cupboards for screws...
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