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 on: August 29, 2016, 03:06:22 PM 
Started by Beesme - Last post by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM
On the West Coast, look up CCW (complete coach works) in Riverside Ca, ample supply of 50 series engines and B400 trannies.

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Good point Van. I have been to CCW many times myself for MCI parts. Personally, I like the sound of the 8V92 in my MC-9 but I like the power of the Series 60 in my 67 Eagle when I am climbing hills or just merging into traffic on the interstate.  I am thinking about recording the sound of my 8V92 and playing it back every time I hit the accelerator in the Eagle.  Cheesy  

I emailed my friends at CCW this morning and this is what they had to say.  

Gary, yes we have both S50 and S60 running take outs or used complete cores on both of these type engine. Feel free to contact me, if in need of a quote.

Mando Aguirre

(951) 836-4440

 on: August 29, 2016, 02:04:40 PM 
Started by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM - Last post by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM
This a camera on a truck but you could run into the same situation in a bus. If you had a front mounted camera from operationsaferoad.com in the windshield of your bus, you too could share your experiences of your road trips. You can also ensure you can prove you were in the correct lane if something goes horribly wrong.  But lets hope that nothing every does.


 on: August 29, 2016, 01:59:18 PM 
Started by Geom - Last post by Geom
Hello all,

Some of you may remember some of the issues we've been having with our bus (heat issues, low compression when cold, etc). Anyway, we've spent about 3 months here in CO and things had actually been going pretty well. I installed 2 additional 10" fans on the radiator to control the heat. I cleaned the radiator really well to knock off any crud that may be accumulated there. Got the mister system functional again. And I've been taking it slowly up steep grades.
All of that seemed to be doing really well to keep the temps well within tolerable limits (sub 195).

Well all of that went to pot today. Sad
We were climbing a rather steep hill. She'd been running just fine (~20mph) and the temps and pressure were all good (~190).
Half way up the next steep hill we noticed a small trail of white smoke :O
Immediately looking for a spot to pull over, I kept going forward (we're on a narrow mountain pass, so options were very limited).
Well the small trail grew larger and larger by the second; till it was a full plume of thick white smoke.
At that point I lost power and she wasn't moving another inch!

After messing with our electric compressor to get the air back up, we managed to wiggle her off of the road (thank God for that thing!!!), and at least we're not in the middle of the highway any more.
When I went back there to check what was going on, there was a good amount of oil coming from one exhaust manifold, a good amount of oil dripping on the ground, and there was what appeared to be coolant (and oil) coming out of the blow-by tank reservoir thing. And there was that distinctive smell of toasted motor oil!!
Attempting to restart it (just once) it kinda sorta starts, but runs really really rough, so I quickly killed it.

So that's where we're at. There's no doubt that something quite catastrophic has happened to the engine...
So HELP!!! Please...

At this point I'm looking at having it towed somewhere to have a look. I don't really know what my options are at this point, but I'm likely looking at an engine replacement, rebuild, reman?Huh Any advice you can provide here would greatly appreciated.
Any idea where I'd get an engine?
Should I try to salvage this one? (Although, it probably highly depends on what happened)
Is there a better option?

I am also now looking for a shop that can work on this bus.

I feel my options will be quite limited here but any info is greatly appreciated.

We are currently in CO. We are on highway 550 just north of Silverton (so called "Million Dollar Highway").
We are on the southbound lane side.

Thanks all, in advance.

 on: August 29, 2016, 01:51:00 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM
I just watched your video again Scott but this time I got sea sick.  Sorry.  Grin

 on: August 29, 2016, 01:08:20 PM 
Started by Fred Mc - Last post by bobofthenorth
My boat came with a Link.  I put up with it for about a month before I threw it overboard and replaced it with a Trimetric.  The Line was the worst electronic crap I've ever encountered.


 on: August 29, 2016, 12:57:23 PM 
Started by belfert - Last post by belfert
Rockauto.com has some really cheap heavy duty Trico wiper blades that will work for MCI 102 series, Dina, and others.  They are all $1.28 each plus shipping.  I paid $10.55 for two 28" wiper blades for my Dina including shipping.

28" for Dina - Trico 67-281
26" for MCI 102 Series - Trico 67-261
24" - Trico 67-641
22" - Trico 67-221

I already got my order a few days ago.  They are actually in NAPA packaging, but I assume they are made by Trico for NAPA.  They don't appear to have anything wrong with them and they have a 30 day warranty through Rockauto.

 on: August 29, 2016, 12:56:22 PM 
Started by Flight102C3 - Last post by lvmci
venting might be more about cooking fish, onions/garlic, then exhausting heat, ovens and stoves keep giving off heat, for awhile after done cooking, so I put a window directly over stove, lvmci...

 on: August 29, 2016, 12:50:50 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM
Hummm Scott.  Smells like a voltage drop somewhere. I would start by checking the voltage at the bulbs and if it is varying, run a test wire back to the battery ground on the negative side of your bulb.  You may have a ground problem.  I would turn power off to everything else first to ensure something in your system is not drawing more power than it should. Otherwise it may be a bad alternator.  I always carry a red and a black 50' 12 gauge stranded wire with alligator clips on each end for testing circuits.

Or better yet, change your headlights to strobe lights like Steven Wright did so at night it looks like you are the only one moving down the highway.   Cheesy

 on: August 29, 2016, 12:38:06 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Scott Bennett
Can anyone point me in a general direction why this is happening? Both headlights work when ignition is ON but coach ISN'T RUNNING. When I start the coach, one headlight goes out. I can keep them both on by quickly turning the ignition off and back on again so fast that the coach engine doesn't actually shut down. Annoying.

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 on: August 29, 2016, 12:30:19 PM 
Started by Fred Mc - Last post by Fred Mc
I am looking at 2 different battery monitors, a Heart Interface / Xantrex Amp Hour meter(Link 20) and a Trace/ Xantrex Amp Hour meter. The Link 20 is brand new (never used) but also almost 15 years old.

Does anyone have any comments on either of these. My bus is a GMPD4106(12 volts)



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