Daily Archives: August 14, 2009

Moose River Campground…but no moose!

We headed out from Normandy Farms Campground in Foxboro, MA about 11:30 am, on our way to Moose River Campground in St. Johnsbury, VT.

We thought the 200 mile trip would take us about 4 hours, but two things intervened to make it a 6 hour trip.

First we hit a lot of traffic on the Interstates.  We’ve run into this problem ever since we left NY and headed up into New England.  There seems to be just too much traffic for too few lanes.

And, unlike Texas, where they will built a tollroad specifically to BE a tollroad, up here it seems like they just take an Interstate,  give it a name like ‘Mass Turnpike’,  and Shazam!,  it’s now a tollroad.  What’s up with that?

But more importantly, the thing that really slowed us down is that we have an engine problem. About 100 miles into our trip, the engine started losing power on the hills and giving a “Check Engine” light.  My computer engine interface says that this is caused by a “Fuel Delivery Pressure” problem.

I’m showing no other problems.  It’s been a couple of weeks since I filled up with diesel so I don’t think it’s bad fuel.

Everything I can find online says the first thing I should do is to change the fuel filter(s) which may be clogged.  So that’s what I’ll try tomorrow.