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Old 06-27-2008, 05:23 AM   #57
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Just taking delivery of a 08 Adventurer with the UFO Chassis. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Beethovin: Welcome to the forum.com We are glad you joined and look forward to your reports regarding your experiences with the UFO. The Adventurer Limited is a beautiful coach, Congrats!!! ED
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:22 AM   #58
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Beethovin:
Just taking delivery of a 08 Adventurer with the UFO Chassis.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Beethovin, You've got a great machine there! Lot's of luck have a great time and please stay in touch.

From what I have seen the Adventurer Limited is "the" coach that really gets my attention.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:22 AM   #59
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quote:Originally posted by Jo/Lee:
when I needed a turn signal switch I had a choice of a GM part# or Workhorse#
The parts were identical and both came in a GM box with the different #'s printed on them.

Lee
What was the price difference?

The price difference was quite a bit. My papers are in the coach and that's at the dealer again.
But if I recall correctly the Workhorse was $289.00 and the GM was over $400.00
This shocked me as I expected the GM to be more.
When I get the exact figures I'll post them.

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Old 06-27-2008, 12:38 PM   #60
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Beethovin;

Welcome to the forum and the Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum. Congratulations on your purchase of a 08 Adventure on the UFO Chassis. I believe you have acquired a great motor home. Post often and let us know of your travel adventures. If you would like some Winnebago Karma please ask.

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Old 06-27-2008, 05:16 PM   #61
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Good to hear that your being taken care of. I'm still suspicious that the fan was not installed correctly. Any GM fan I mounted has a hub which fits over a machined end of the water pump. If the fan hub is not seated correctly, and the bolts are tightened, the fan would effectively be off center and stress the shaft. Or when run the fan hub would drop into correct orientation, leaving the bolts loose. Either way the fan would fail. We'll never know the answer but I'm still suspicious. A new water pump shaft should not fail.
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:53 PM   #62
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I know what you are saying about the water pump installation. I have worked on small block Chevy's for 50 years.

I would hope that an authorized Workhorse Repair Center would know how to properly install a water pump. I talked to the Workhorse Rep again today and he told me the shop is supposed to do a thorough road test before they return the Coach to me. The mileage on the other documented shaft failure was at 8500 miles. I don't think improper installation would account for that one.

The repair facility has all of the parts so hopefully it will be ready to go by Tuesday.
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The service center called and said we are good to go. They test drove it last night and again this morning. We are on our way back to Reno to resume our trip. We have lost 2 weeks but we will at least get to visit most of our planned stops. Will keep you all posted when we have WiFi service.
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It should have been evident to the designer that thrust forces imposed on the bearing would be many times greater when the fan pitch was reversed to make it a pusher fan.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TandW:
It should have been evident to the designer that thrust forces imposed on the bearing would be many times greater when the fan pitch was reversed to make it a pusher fan. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Chief, Don't forget the efficiency of the cool pack allows the fan to free wheel most of the time as it is most often de-clutched imposing little or no load on the bearing. I think we're dealing with a few bad water pumps and not a design failure.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DriVer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TandW:
It should have been evident to the designer that thrust forces imposed on the bearing would be many times greater when the fan pitch was reversed to make it a pusher fan. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Chief, Don't forget the efficiency of the cool pack allows the fan to free wheel most of the time as it is most often de-clutched imposing little or no load on the bearing. I think we're dealing with a few bad water pumps and not a design failure. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In the traditional front engine configuration the fan is pulling air toward the engine and the fan hub away from it while in the UFO I would believe that the fan is pushing air away from the engine and therefore would be pushing the water pump bearing back into place not out.

The bearing should be press fit under one or two tons of force so the fan pull should have little effect on the bearing so this was probably an miss-match of bearing size to bore diameter (a loose fit) or a bad batch of bearings seizing up to break the pump shaft or spin the bearing out of the bore. Being that some of the pump shafts have been shearing I would lean towards a bad batch of bearings. It could have been something as simple as the grease resevoire on the assembly line ran dry and a bunch of bearings went out with little or no lube in them. Then again it could have been compounded by Joe Gorilla setting the fan belts too tight also.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:36 PM   #67
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told ya Mike, and you said no way. well it looks like it's WAY.
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told ya Mike, and you said no way. well it looks like it's WAY. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>The only way you know is the Corrigan way! What do you know about ways! - Fuggetaboutit!

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wthomas1:
We have lost 2 weeks but we will at least get to visit most of our planned stops. Will keep you all posted when we have WiFi service. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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We made it 307 miles today with no problems. I believe I was unfortunate to receive 2 bad pumps. Workhorse has gone above and beyond in getting us back on the road. More news later as we continue our journey.
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