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 on: February 20, 2017, 01:57:37 PM 
Started by daddysgirl - Last post by Dave5Cs
Besides checking the pressure I use a thermo gun and shoot the centers the rim and the side walls also both sides of the engine and transmission, rear axle front hubs and check hub oil. it will tell me if one is a lot higher than the other and point out problems like wheel bearings etc.

 on: February 20, 2017, 01:19:23 PM 
Started by Scott & Heather - Last post by eagle19952
i have never balanced a drive wheel bigger than 16 inch...unless it was on a motorcycle.

and i have not experienced any detrimental result.

 on: February 20, 2017, 01:11:35 PM 
Started by daddysgirl - Last post by ol713

     Just to share my experience,  approx 12-14 yrs ago I had a right front tire blow out.
     Previously, I had read the Greyhound drivers hand book which said that you could, in
     an emergency, apply the park brake and maintain control.    In my case, when the tire
     let loose, I remembered what I had read and did just that.  It took a long 1-2  seconds
     to realized what had happened and I set the park brake. The bus shook and vibrated
     a lot, but control was not a problem.  The bus slowed to a stop on the shoulder of the
     road.  Between then and now, I keep a close eye on the DOT codes so tires don't get
     too old.
     Also I recently changed to 315 75x22.5 tires.  I know it is more tire than I need, but
     It gives me warm fuzzy feeling about tires.  I noticed that most new coaches run this
     size, so must be a good reason for it.    (probably the potential for 47 law suits)
                                                            Hopes this helps,      Merle. Wink

 on: February 20, 2017, 01:09:19 PM 
Started by TomC - Last post by Dave5Cs

 on: February 20, 2017, 11:15:40 AM 
Started by Mike in GA - Last post by PP
I'm kind of curious what most people are running in their Allison's for fluid. I remember a long while back this came up and I noticed that a lot use straight weight motor oil (non-detergent). Is that still the case? Or has sentiment changed?

 on: February 20, 2017, 10:46:56 AM 
Started by TomC - Last post by Oonrahnjay
Dave and Gary. If you want everybody to know who you are just come in on a low boy trailer and everyone there will then know you.

     And if they just once catch you out in the goat shed drunk on a Saturday night, they'll always know you as ....

 on: February 20, 2017, 10:33:03 AM 
Started by TomC - Last post by edvanland
Dave and Gary. If you want everybody to know who you are just come in on a low boy trailer and everyone there will then know you.

 on: February 20, 2017, 10:06:12 AM 
Started by lv2rescue - Last post by Paul

Did you check the wiring from transmission to the rear J Box.  It may not be in the tunnel.
Unplug the wire at rear J box and transmission, Check and clean pins and check for continuity in the wire.
MCI buses have trouble with ground wires on all ground bars in J boxes front and rear J box. They were maid of aluminum and have trouble with electrolysis. I removed all wires in front and rear J box on grounds and studs and cleaned them. This did not fix the on and off starter problem.  Then at rally I talk with a fellow busnut and opened rear start J box and a wire end broke off removing the cover. Repaired (replaced) the wire end and the bus started. This did not fix the trouble for good but when in the rear start J box I found one more ground bar. After cleaned these wires and ground bar all has worked fine.

Some one posted  if you cannot find the electric problem it is in the grounds.

Just some thought

 on: February 20, 2017, 09:20:15 AM 
Started by Scott & Heather - Last post by Lee Bradley
Stick on weights don't work well if you have waxed the wheels.  First saw them on racing wheels/tires where they are wide enough that they balance both sides (inside and outside) with the electronic balancing machines.

 on: February 20, 2017, 09:15:55 AM 
Started by daveola - Last post by daddysgirl
FMCA has long ago abandoned people with bus conversions he not getting any help there 

And to think I still have that emblem on the bus. That is sad. However, one thing I noticed..."Family" doesn't include mother and daughter. Went to a rally and the women were looking at us in a strange way.

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