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 on: October 02, 2015, 06:17:52 PM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by bobofthenorth
If a Powerstroke identical to the one in my truck falls from the sky, I will volunteer to try it in my bus.

We ran a 7.3 Powersmoke for a few years in a fertilizer delivery truck that grossed around 28,000.  It performed more than adequately.  I have owned a succession of 7.3s and now a 6.0 which I realize is generally known as a mobile grenade.  It has however got a scary amount of power - I can't compare it directly to any of my 7.3s because I don't pull the same loads but the 6.0 is better although it definitely slurps more fuel.  If the 6.7 is really as much better than my 6.0 as I think it is, then I don't see why it wouldn't make an acceptable transplant. 

 on: October 02, 2015, 06:17:40 PM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by Zephod
Just had a chat with a mate who used to run busses. His first suggestion was to drill out the roof rivets then lift the roof panels and replace the rubber seals with slices of inner tube. That'd work if I was under cover.

Second suggestion was to soda blast all the old silicone Seal out and paint with anti rust paint then reapply silicone Seal. That sounds like what I'll do.

A blaster gun is $17.99 at Harbor Freight. I'll try to get there tomorrow though it sounds like great weather for a dukw!

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 on: October 02, 2015, 05:56:32 PM 
Started by Darkspeed - Last post by OneLapper

A few weeks ago i installed a new fan clutch on a Prevost.  I was amazed that the inside wheel wells had spray foam insulation.  I thought the same thing, I figured it would have been beaten to nothing by rocks, etc.  The foam was in good condition.  The coach has almost 300k on it.  The entire bottom side of the coach was sprayed with foam.  

I plan on spraying the inside of my wheel wells.  Dont know if it'll make my 4106 quieter, but in theory it should help.  

 on: October 02, 2015, 05:20:15 PM 
Started by Fred Mc - Last post by bobofthenorth
If you are looking for a high resistance connection or undersized cables use your IR thermometer to check the temperatures.

 on: October 02, 2015, 04:23:57 PM 
Started by Fred Mc - Last post by chessie4905
   I would think that a disconnect should be on the hot side, not the ground

 on: October 02, 2015, 02:38:21 PM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by chessie4905
   They sell roof cool kote back where the roof sealers are located . Comes in silver which I used on a camper trailer a couple of years ago with excellent results. Not as cheap as duct tape though.

 on: October 02, 2015, 02:12:23 PM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by Zephod
Omg. I used to be head cashier in a bookstore and the cretins I had as cashiers... I wondered what possessed them to think they could hold a job. Had it been possible to fire them I would have but... We needed bodies. I just had to assign them to tasks it was hard to mess up and even then...

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 on: October 02, 2015, 01:54:34 PM 
Started by JohnVickrey - Last post by chessie4905
   Then drop the pan first. If you find a bolt in there....is it the one you dropped or one from somewhere else in past? That pan gasket needs replacing anyway and you can clean and repaint. At least this way you'll start getting to know your engine.

 on: October 02, 2015, 01:50:40 PM 
Started by Darkspeed - Last post by chessie4905
  Foam it and then 2 coats of Herculiner.

 on: October 02, 2015, 01:14:36 PM 
Started by Darkspeed - Last post by krank
If you have a tire fire I think you have more to worry about than 40 oz of urethane foam insulation. BTW there is more erosion from driving in the rain than from gravel. Larger particles tend to bounce off more so than itsy bitsy droplets of water with road sand.

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