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 on: Today at 08:59:13 PM 
Started by Jcparmley - Last post by RoverScout
Mine had a miltery spec style connector, the ones with a screw down collar to lock the plug in place.  Was about half back on the driver side near the floor. 1994 MC-12

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 on: Today at 08:56:16 PM 
Started by belfert - Last post by oltrunt
Just a heads up.  I've been very pleased with my Yamaha inverter generator in general but if I don't run it about once a month the carb soon cruds up and the thing runs poorly.  Using fuel stabilizer helps some but there is still some wicking in the jets that leaves a deposit behind to eventually make the genny run way too lean and makes it hard to start particularly at higher (5ooo') elevations.  --I'm talking about a gas genny of course.  Jack

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 on: Today at 08:16:24 PM 
Started by chessie4905 - Last post by Iceni John
Just be aware that most "oil-less" compressors are not as durable as conventional oil-lubricated compressors.   They're OK for occasional painting or airbrushing (that's why they're oil-less, to prevent contaminating the paint sprayer's air supply with oil), but for real long-term reliability nothing beats an oil-type compressor.   Harbor Fright offers their version of generic twin-tank 4-gallon oil-type compressors for sometimes less than $100 if you use the 20% coupon during their sales, and they work just fine for light-duty non-critical use.   I plumbed mine into the bus's accessories air system, but with a simple air filter before the bus's air tank that removes a surprising amount of moisture from the air, especially on humid days.   I installed three air outlets, one on each side and one near the engine, to make it easy to inflate tires or use air tools.   I also added a valve to backfeed air from the accessories tank into the wet tank, and a drain for the electric compressor with an Amflo connector on its end  -  when I needed a tow last year it was very easy for the tow truck to connect to my compressor's drain connector and then be able to air up the entire bus to keep the brakes released.

John

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 on: Today at 07:51:51 PM 
Started by belfert - Last post by DoubleEagle
Maybe 8 Kw is not quite enough for what you are running, 12 Kw would be more appropriate. Higher altitudes would reduce your power a bit, and put you in a bind if you did not have reserve capacity. The air intake location is also critical for cooling. Sometimes everything works well while parked, but when on the road if the air intake is in a low pressure area, cooling will suffer and might lead to engine shut-down from overheating.

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 on: Today at 07:27:29 PM 
Started by TomC - Last post by DoubleEagle
Why is SGT cable considered so much better than welding cable?  It appears to just as fine stranded as welding cable.

It is SAE rated and can take higher temperatures and oil exposure. Some versions of welding cable have insulation that can take oil exposure, but have not been certified by SAE. Welding cable would need more support to keep from drooping or flopping around. Many people get by with welding cable, but it is not optimum. I would not use it in the engine compartment, or where salty road spray can hit it.

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 on: Today at 07:20:10 PM 
Started by Jcparmley - Last post by Jcparmley
The book shows the sensor but dosen't show the thermal coupler in the vent.  Nor does it show the part number or which wires to wire in a new thermal coupler.  The book is basically useless in regards to how the thermostat gets it's single.

The sensor in an old MC8 had 4 wires attached to it, mounted in the air flow, inside the piping... oh geez... somewhere... maybe a piece of panel came off to expose it?

Long time ago since I had to think about it.

Isn't it in Da Book???

Happy coaching!
buswarrior

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 on: Today at 07:11:46 PM 
Started by PNWorBUST72 - Last post by PNWorBUST72
Hey all, we are going to keep all our windows at this point. For a couple reasons:

1. Can't find a damn replacement without paying  $400 for a window and another $400 for shipping from Penisular.  Do they make RV windows close to this size?
2.  We love the light....

Problem is some of windows close tightly, others swing in the breeze and another few I have to use a fair amount of force in one corner or the other to even open.  Is that just the nature of a 40yr old bus or do those symptoms tell me I have other issues?

I do have a few cracked aluminum frames, a sections of the bus framing that the weld has busted or rotted through, I assume those would impact the way the window sits in the frame?

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 on: Today at 07:09:56 PM 
Started by TomC - Last post by kyle4501
Why is SGT cable considered so much better than welding cable?  It appears to just as fine stranded as welding cable.


Insulation is as important as the wire stranding !!!!

http://custombatterycables.com/info_pages/wire_types.htm

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 on: Today at 06:59:05 PM 
Started by chessie4905 - Last post by PNWorBUST72
So you use this compressor to supply your air tools and the like or to raise the suspension?  I am guessing this is to level the coach versus having to start and run the engine...

I have an 78 MC8, are there fittings at each wheel or something should I want to do this?

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 on: Today at 06:42:14 PM 
Started by Dallas - Last post by oldmansax
Cat is a friends of ours.  She is in Carolina ( one of them, not sure which ).  She is re-married, and doing well!

Mark

Hey Mark, please give Cat best wishes from me and my wife (Phyllis) the next time you see her. THANKS!

TOM

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