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 on: Today at 07:44:24 PM 
Started by lvmci - Last post by dtcerrato
I like him even better now!

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 on: Today at 07:02:53 PM 
Started by lvmci - Last post by lvmci
Hi All, Jim Leherer from the PBS new hour is a self admitted bus nut! And a train nut too. His dad was a bus line owner for a short while and now he is a collector, lvmci...

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 on: Today at 06:43:05 PM 
Started by Paul - Last post by Utahclaimjumper
  They only work well with auto transmissions,,not worth a darn with manuals..>>>Dan

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 on: Today at 06:34:37 PM 
Started by aaronjweiss - Last post by Utahclaimjumper
  How often do you drain your air tanks?"?when they get near full of water and oil there is no room for AIR,,and after an application (or two) you got nothing to work with!!>>>Dan

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 on: Today at 06:16:14 PM 
Started by aaronjweiss - Last post by Iceni John
After you've correctly fixed your brakes, you may want to consider installing a brake application force dual pressure gauge.   It will tell you if your brakes are overheating (because you'll need increasing amounts of air pressure to hold a constant speed on a constant downgrade), and if you have a leak in either the front or rear system (because the two needles won't move the same amount).   I check mine whenever I descend long grades, even when using the Jakes  -  it's just another way of knowing what's happening before things could get bad.

John

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 on: Today at 06:10:22 PM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by PP
Our first bus was a 28' Ford schoolie with a 292CI. We raised the roof 18", plumbed it, wired it, installed a pressurized water system built around an old boiler tank and a 12V air compressor. Added 2 reserve fuel tanks for boondocking, insulated and covered the walls and ceiling with T&G knotty pine before living in it for several years and then selling it to a ski bum that lived and worked on Mt Hood. That was back in the late 70's early 80's when I just got out of the military and wasn't ready to settle into a peaceful society. Or as I tell the grandkids today, the good old days.  Grin

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 on: Today at 06:04:17 PM 
Started by Mike in GA - Last post by PP
I don't change the fluid as often as I should, but the bus came with a bay full of new parts that included half dozen filters for the trans so I change the filter regularly based on miles driven and not time frame so much. I've gone through most of the fuel filters already and am considering replacing the fan drive belt this summer and keeping the old one for a backup since I have a new one of them also.

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 on: Today at 05:59:34 PM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by Zephod
I bought my bus in November 2014 and have been single handedly converting it from a schoolbus to a motor home.

Remaining to do....
Complete panels for the inside of two windows
Main breaker box to be installed
Reversing horn to be fixed
Right windscreen wiper to be fixed

And retitling as a motorhome.

When I say single handedly I mean no help from anybody.


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 on: Today at 05:48:12 PM 
Started by Mike in GA - Last post by Melbo
I have a ZF.  I know that is a different animal than is being discussed here BUT the man who rebuilt my transmission told me to change the oil and filter annually no matter how little it was driven.  He said and I quote "oil and filter are the cheapest thing you will ever put into your transmission." When I paid the bill for the rebuild I knew what he was saying.  I have changed the oil annually since then.

Melbo

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 on: Today at 04:55:25 PM 
Started by aaronjweiss - Last post by Zephod
Check the depth of the brake pads. I'm assuming since you have slack adjusters that you have air brakes and drum brakes.

The pads should not be unevenly worn nor should be excessively thin. The drum should be clean and clear of grease and dirt.

Brakes cool fairly quickly. Overheated brakes have a definite odor about them. Just a thought... do you have brakes that don't have an emergency brake built in? Could it be that you have a leaky air line?


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