Got no heat again. Woke up yesterday morning and knew it was out (my boat sixth sense is apparently developing). A whopping 52 degrees and you all know how much I love that game. So I checked the systems. Antifreeze seemed low and I had opened up another radiator in the last week so I figured the fluid in the system may be too low. Added some, fired it up, and it was great for a couple of hours. Got all the way up to 64 before dying again.
I have Tana’s comment haunting me (“check your fuel filter”) and I know that’s the next thing I need to investigate, but I don’t know where the frickin’ thing is. I think it’s just an inline little thing, so basically I need to go back and follow the line from the heater to the tank to track it down.
But I’ve been so busy with work and kids that I’ve just taken the socks/hat/fleece road for the past couple of days instead. Right now it’s a lovely 55 in the salon.
And yes, I actually talked to the broker yesterday about putting my lovely KJ on the market. She’s just too much for me to handle by myself, certainly while pregnant. Since Greg abandoned ship so abruptly, it’s draining all of my financial resources too quickly for my comfort. I’m quite angry with him for the crappy, irresponsible way he left and think it’s probably best for my mental health to move on in life to the next adventure. I know she may take a while to sell and who knows, I may change my mind again. But for now this seems like the practical road to take. She’s quite a steal ~ let me know if you know anyone who might be interested.
Wow, I'm really sorry that happened to you. I wish you the very best & hope that your next love is much better for you. Do take good care of yourself! Email is jamie at mvkatherinejane dot com if venting would help I can say that I know how it feels, at least!
“I’m quite angry with him for the crappy, irresponsible way he left and think it’s probably best for my mental health to move on” Very Wise: I got your “throw away” – got pg (Sept. 08) -and he disappeared. No need to look back.
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Oh and I looked ’em up.http://www.dieselheating.com/hurricane.htmlOf course it would have to be a British outfit.Rob?
I completely understand your feeling so overwhelmed with KJ’s upkeep. And she is in fantastic shape too! There may have been some schmeg clogging that thing up as diesel can get grotty. Still wanting to come and hook up for a visit but wanna renew the passport to make crossing that silly border easier.Grab a hug and try not to be discouraged.
Could be fuel or power! fuel in the form of ( as Tana suggested) a blocked filter, the fuel pump inoperative, or nozzle/jet blocked. Or power, in that the spark isn`t being generated. If you have a viewing port for the purposes of checking the combustion have a look through it and see if the spark is firing!If it isn`t check that any fuses associated with it are OK (I guess you will have to have a specialist electrician to do this?) It will probably be something simple like the thermostat isnt turned up enough or ( I guess that you have checked that already) a sensor failure, or the plug is not working correctly and needs to be cleaned (as they get dirty with cr*p diesel oil) Take care keep warm!
I’m interested! Except I’ve only got $1000.00. D–n. it. =)