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 on: Today at 02:22:50 AM 
Started by harleyman_1000 - Last post by bobofthenorth
The only wear you're causing is on the bearings in your meter.  Hundreds of thousands of Canadian vehicles are plugged in when they come home at night and stay plugged in until someone leaves for work the next morning.  They tell us it causes globull warming but a lot of us do it anyway.

 on: Today at 01:35:43 AM 
Started by harleyman_1000 - Last post by Tikvah
So, to clarify....it's about 30 overnight here.  I want to start the bus first thing in the morning.  Is it wrong to plug in the heater before bed and let it run for eight or ten hours?  Or am I damaging something or causing unnecessary wear?  Or is it okay to have the motor nice and toasty when I'm ready.  (I'm not paying for electric)

(Dave Rush)
MCI 102A3   6V92
Full Time On The Road - I couldn't fix my brakes, so I made my horn louder

 on: December 19, 2014, 11:35:09 PM 
Started by shaneblaser - Last post by TomC
If you have a R-N-3-2-1 shifter, then you can pull the gearshift to first. It will hold in first up to 2,400rpm where it will shift to second to keep the engine from over revving. When in first, and you are going down a hill, the torque converter should be locked up for maximum Jake brake.
We were in the Sierra Nevada's going over highway 4 where we had the bus in 1st gear going up and 1st gear going most of the way down. I got to the bottom of the grade without smoking the brakes. Good Luck, TomC

 on: December 19, 2014, 11:29:55 PM 
Started by travelingfools - Last post by TomC
New solenoid time. You should be able to take the solenoid off without taking the starter off. Good Luck, TomC

 on: December 19, 2014, 10:00:01 PM 
Started by travelingfools - Last post by travelingfools
Went out to start the bus yesterday and it turned over fine. Haven't started in a while, and its cold so I was giving it a few short cranks. After the second burst, the starter motor continued running but was not engaged on the flywheel. I shut the battery off , but when. I flipped it back on the starter started running. I understand there isn't much to it but just looking to see if anyone else had this issue. Starter is fairly new with less than 30 starts on it. It seems odd that the solenoid and the bendex would both go at the same time. Any ideas before I drop it ?

 on: December 19, 2014, 09:49:02 PM 
Started by Nel - Last post by travelingfools
Between a new Grandson, and a wedding and life in general, the bus has taken the short end of the stick.. Got a bunch of work done since our last gtg. Keep us posted on some potential dates and locations in the north east ! Heck, maybe diesel will be cheap next summer lol

 on: December 19, 2014, 09:05:46 PM 
Started by shaneblaser - Last post by Barn Owl
This might be a deal maker/ breaker regarding steep grade mountain performance with a Jake Brake.

Not a all, it is a wonderful setup. I go up and down some extremely steep grades and I don't recall ever using first gear to creep my way down. Also the Jake is still effective even when the tranny is not locked (At least on the light 4106 with the v730, not sure about the VS-2).

 on: December 19, 2014, 08:56:50 PM 
Started by MightyThor - Last post by MightyThor
I need all or any parts of the upper side marker lights, the metal corners where the tail lights are, the front emblem over the vent.  I can trade some interior wall stuff and I may have some extra lights or lenses that don't seem to match my bus but may fit a 4104 or???

 on: December 19, 2014, 08:28:14 PM 
Started by harleyman_1000 - Last post by eagle19952
If a Detroit is plumbed properly and the filters filled and installed properly, there is absolutely no reason to have to re-prime for the life of the filters.
There is bad hoses, loose connections or loose filters. I can not think of any other causes to lose prime.

I have run filters for more than two years before changing on my personal stuff.
And never lost prime. But I am very familiar with how my bus runs and when it is "losing power, when something is not "right"
You folks who have "lost prime" need to really dig in and find out the whys ... it is not normal.
Believe it or not, I knew an old Detroit hand who used shaving cream as a last resort to try and find suction leaks....
and starting fluid to find intake leaks.

 on: December 19, 2014, 08:02:36 PM 
Started by Nel - Last post by DMoedave
looks like its time for another get together Tfools! lol We are 2 hours from the gap go thru there often in fact this sunday will shoot by. I liked the meet we had near Port Jarvis off 84. I would be up for  bus up. There are a few busgroups in the NE, including the Bussin Buddies, GMBONE (gmbus owner of NE).

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