I just want to thank you all for your prayers and support as Mike and I traveled across the USA to Argos.
We ended up changing out the ignition coil. This seemed to improve the performance but we still were get poor fuel mileage off and on.
We replaced the air temperature sensor in the intake manifold, the engine check light cleared for the first time sents I have had the truck. But the fuel mileage was still not right. We noticed the truck would change when we would hit a bump in the road, this caused us to think it was the connection to the oxygen sensor or sensor it self. On the third day of driving we pulled into a 24 hour auto service place and put on the new oxygen sensor we had already had bought.
The truck started running great, and good gas mileage. On the forth day we bought a plastic bushing for the wiper linkage arm for the passenger side wiper, and fixed it at Argos. The second day is when the muffler wore out and started leaking big time this caused exhaust to go backwards into my pushers blowers because the check valve did not completely seal the exhaust gas off. 400 *f exhaust will meltdown plastics.
What you are looking at is two 2" blowers and the red check valve. The valve inside is melted down.
When this was melting down and on fire? It was raining hard. The valve was close the the fuel tank. Yes God save us from disaster again. I have lost count on how many times God has Save my life here on plant earth. And one time through his Son Yeshua (Jesus) the Christ, for ever and ever. Yeshua is Lord.
It is Redesign time on this air intake check valve pusher blower system. I have look at this set up and never really given it a thought about it, it look like a good set up to me.
Weeks before this melt down event, my temp increased on the grate a few degrees making it higher then the hopper temperature when shut down running on gasoline. It must have been a real small leak in the muffler. Even Wayne mention how to test for it. I checked and could not tell it was leaking. The day we left and hit the road at highway speeds it started to leak more with every mile down the road. There was a reason it rain every day hard. God is so good.
Everything ran great coming home. Except having the voltage meter quit and then start working again a couple times. I would think a wiring connection would be my guess. And the oil needing to be change with only 3500 miles on it, not using a long life high mileage oil again. New plane old 10 -30 weight oil and filter change no more problem there. One little thing did happen in La Grande Oregon at the motel when showing my gasifier truck to a good friend, Kane who now lives there. I’m sure this has happened to everyone who has had a gasifier and was showing it off. The truck would not start on gasoline. Now this has been a hard starting truck on gasoline, I laugh because it seemed to start easier on wood gas, but not starting at all was a new thing. It turn out the the fuel pump on/off switch was B/O . I Bypassed it and the hard starting problems seemed to have disappeared for now.
All in all this trip has been the best Shake Down Trip Ever for the 92 Dodge Dakota from the book. Even Better than the first drive home from Kentucky. Mike Gibb did a great job on diagnostics of the problem we were having. At one point we both were thinking maybe we should rent a car and continue our trip to Argos. Lol
We are both Glad we stuck with perseverances and pressed on to Argos in the 92 Dakota. Looking forward to next year run across the USA to Argos. Lord Willing.