Got to love the internet & youtube!

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Got to love the internet & youtube!

Post by TwinStick » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:12 pm

Woke up to a VERY cold (60*F) house this morning. Furnace not working at all, did nothing. Got on the internet & youtube, watched some video's. Went down stairs & started operating. Cleaned the ignitor, cleaned the flame sensor, took the overheat sensor out & gave a few flips with thumb & finger, pulled the rubber hoses & gave them a quick shot of air (with my new ridgid 18v battery powered air compressor) & wa-la, furnace working again, at least for now anyways. :lol:
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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Re: Got to love the internet & youtube!

Post by nts007 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:00 pm

We are on heating oil (diesel) and a few winter mornings with no heat.....sucks!!! Wife used the inter web to learn how to bleed fuel line when she ran the tractor outta fuel. So yes the web can be useful! Glad you got it fixed up easily
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Post by 13BlkPowerWagon » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:46 pm

If it has a draft inducing fan, check the bearings... that's what got me last year. Once that goes out, it'll fire up for a few seconds, then when it doesn't sense the draft, it shuts off. Cheap to replace, but they aren't stocked anywhere (mine wasn't). Took 9 days to get one via the manufacturer. Thank god I have a big wood burning insert to heat the house when I need it!

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Post by TommyG » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:37 am

YouTube has saved me thousands of dollars over the years. It has also given me some level of acceptance when I can confirm that I really do need to incur a big bill to have something fixed.
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Post by TwinStick » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:20 pm

Well, it still ain't working 100% right. I ordered some parts. Flame sensor & ignitor. The ones on it are 25 yrs old. I have removed them & sanded them so they were nice & shiny about 6x over the years. Hoping they are just worn out & new ones fix it for good. If not, I will order some sensors next. Trial & error, unfortunately, is MUCH cheaper than having it diagnosed & repaired by the people who installed it. They wanted $50 each for the flame sensor & ignitor & WOULD NOT sell them directly to me, they HAVE TO install them. $175-200 just to pull in the driveway. I got them online, to my door for $25. It will take me maybe 15-30 min tops to install them. Easy peasy. :D
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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Re: Got to love the internet & youtube!

Post by TwinStick » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:33 pm

Replaced the parts today. So far, so good. Running like a champ. New ignitor seems to spark better than the old one, even after I cleaned it. :rockon:
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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