- Feb 19, 2007
- Chicago IL USA
Howdy - Just agreed to buy this 26' class C RV from my in-laws and I need some help from the hive mind on catch-up maintenance as well as issues to look out for. It's a 1989 Lindy 2600, built on a Ford Econoline 350 chassis. 460 V8, C6 three speed transmission. Definitely needs some TLC. Here's what I have planned: It ran a bit warm on the drive home: Flush the coolant system, replace the thermostat with OE temperature, replace radiator hoses. Refill with standard green coolant? G05? Transmission was a quart low, drove better after topping up. Drop the pan, replace with one that has a drain plug, replace the filter, refill with Maxlife. Any experiences with adding a shift kit to a C6? Put a bottle of Rislone in the crankcase (last oil change was ???), will put a few hundred miles on it, then change for 15w40. Plan to change it again before winter regardless of mileage. Seems to seep a little, possibly from drain plug - hopefully not rear main seal. Brake fluid: drain & refill for now, flush in the spring. Power steering fluid: drain & refill, but use ATF? Rear differential: Need to determine which one it has but pretty much all of them appear to use 75w90? Use Valvoline Synpower gear lube. Other issues noted: Backfires if you let off the gas suddenly - is this indicative of the MAP sensor going bad? It has a Sceptre "cold" air intake on it - would I be better off with the OEM air filter housing? Probably have to start trolling junkyards to find one. Any other recommendations for a manual or online resources? Thanks!