Ambulance Camper/ Expedition Rig Conversion FAQ

cjken

Explorer
Just one.
You have to remove the heat shield, and some of the intake apparatus.
It’s not too bad, but takes a bit of time.
If there is oil in the fuel filter it may mean injector o-rings are going bad.
 

Bikersmurf

Expedition Leader
I replaced all the O-rings and fuel lines going to the fuel bowl when I did mine. It had been leaking a lot. It just occurred to me that’s why I remember it being a sucky job. Fuel filter alone won’t be 1/10 as bad.

BTW, I bought O-rings and fuel filter from DieselORings.com and would highly recommend them. I’d recommend the ‘Monster’ glow plug relay at the same time also.
 

cjken

Explorer
I replaced all the O-rings and fuel lines going to the fuel bowl when I did mine. It had been leaking a lot. It just occurred to me that’s why I remember it being a sucky job. Fuel filter alone won’t be 1/10 as bad.

BTW, I bought O-rings and fuel filter from DieselORings.com and would highly recommend them. I’d recommend the ‘Monster’ glow plug relay at the same time also.
I second those recommendations!!
 

bryceon44

New member
Do you guys know where I can get a repair manual for my coach? Like Chilton etc I would like to look at it to have a better understanding of all the service work I am going to perform.

Also on the above maintenance suggestions. Is all of that necessary if it is not leaking or I am not experiencing any problems?
 

bryceon44

New member
I replaced all the O-rings and fuel lines going to the fuel bowl when I did mine. It had been leaking a lot. It just occurred to me that’s why I remember it being a sucky job. Fuel filter alone won’t be 1/10 as bad.

BTW, I bought O-rings and fuel filter from DieselORings.com and would highly recommend them. I’d recommend the ‘Monster’ glow plug relay at the same time also.
Also on the above maintenance suggestions. Is all of that necessary if it is not leaking or I am not experiencing any problems?
Thanks
 

Ozrockrat

Expedition Leader
ok thank you for heads up. Is there just one filter or is there another one somewhere else .
There are 3 filters. The main one in the bowl. There is also a screen in there that can get blocked. The most PITA one is built into the fuel pick-up in the tank. 2 little finger size filters actually inside the mixer.

There is also a water drain on the fuel bowl which should be opened every now and again.

Seriously consider replacing all the o-rings on the bowl when you change the filter.
 

Bikersmurf

Expedition Leader
As for the O-rings... it’s either now by choice or later when they’re leaking and leaving a puddle on the ground every time you stop. :D
 

azsorenson

New member
Hello all! What are you doing for spare tire mounts? I thought one of my exterior cabinets would fit my tire, but no luck. I hate to lose flexibility on opening rear doors so thought about putting a roof rack over the cab or a front mounted carrier. Am open to see/hear what has worked for you (pics welcome!). I have a 16" 8 lug tire. Money IS an issue, but would rather have a good spare available in the event of an emergency. Thanks in advance!
Hi, ended up with a hitchgate solo from Wilco off-road. Works great, had it on the roof but a nightmare if I really need it. Easy to open up, really well engineered. They are tough to get, Wilco is a weird company that can't seem to comprehend that you need inventory, not just backorders. I had to flip mine upside down because I wanted it to open toward the driver side but it worked out.
 

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