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 on: June 26, 2016, 07:48:43 PM 
Started by Twowheelsteve - Last post by Twowheelsteve
Yeah, when was the last time you picked the parking spot at the grocery store with no instructions? Ok, ok, back to busses, would it be better off looking towards an mci over a gmc or eagle?

 on: June 26, 2016, 07:40:29 PM 
Started by Lin - Last post by luvrbus
Normally when brakes shoes are installed they are usually fitted to the drum to wear evenly now people just slap a set on and you get the uneven wear pattern 

 on: June 26, 2016, 07:24:08 PM 
Started by Beluga Bus - Last post by luvrbus
If you have the coated fuel line (Endurion) they look like cooper don't over tighten those 13.5 lbs of torque max or they leak,the old black steel line you can take down to 15 to 18lbs without to much trouble, the fuel lines on the Detroit are a 1 time use only,so if you have removed the lines a couple of times checking the line you may need a new set 

 on: June 26, 2016, 06:57:48 PM 
Started by Beluga Bus - Last post by DoubleEagle
Touch the freshly pulled dipstick to a folded paper towel, if there is diesel fuel in the oil you will have two rings, dark in the middle, and lighter around the outside.

 on: June 26, 2016, 06:47:44 PM 
Started by Beluga Bus - Last post by Andy T
I would pull the valve cover again and use brake clean to dry up the fuel lines and injectors. Then restart it and put pressure sideways on each fuel line to check for a cracked line. It might only leak with higher pressure and not normally leak at idle pressure. Also look for any fuel coming past an injector plunger. Next with it shut off, I would pull the fuel pump and inspect /replace the shaft seal to eliminate that.

 on: June 26, 2016, 06:29:23 PM 
Started by Beluga Bus - Last post by luvrbus
Now check the fuel pump,before pulling any injectors.If you run the engine for about 15 min remove the valve cover and pour oil over the lines and injectors the oil will not puddle where fuel is leaking fwiw   

 on: June 26, 2016, 06:02:37 PM 
Started by Beluga Bus - Last post by Beluga Bus
Utah, its parked in the same place that i usually check the level, fairly level

Dreamscape, will have to pull a sample for testing, what should a drop do on a paper towel?

Ed, no unsual smoke out of the tail pipe, had it last out Memorial Day and all was good.

Dave, Pulled tha valve cover off today, looked good, ran it and saw no leaks. I'm in Long Beach, Ca

Thanks ,

 on: June 26, 2016, 05:23:40 PM 
Started by Lin - Last post by Utahclaimjumper
 Thats normal,, at the point which the shoes "come together", one end is a pivot and the other end has an "S" cam that seperates the shoes on that end, therefore the uneven wear.>>>Dan

 on: June 26, 2016, 05:23:21 PM 
Started by Beluga Bus - Last post by Dave5Cs
Hi Matt. Did you check fuel lines under valve cover if you did if any have no oil around the Top of nut and where the tube goes through it then it is getting washed by fuel leaks at that one and it could be cracked or not tight. 11 to 15 ft/lbs Only. If they all have oil on their tops then might be an Injector leaking and would have to be pulled. 3rd thing would be the o rings under the head missing blown out, never put in when something was fixed etc. HTH

PS where you guys at?

 on: June 26, 2016, 05:22:30 PM 
Started by Beluga Bus - Last post by Ed Hackenbruch
Have you seen any blue-ish colored smoke coming out of your tailpipe?

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