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 71 
 on: April 17, 2018, 11:21:07 AM 
Started by brianzero - Last post by thomasinnv
Go for it

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 72 
 on: April 17, 2018, 09:21:48 AM 
Started by Kevin Warnock - Last post by windtrader
How did you measure this fuel economy?

120 miles each way? How many trips to the pump?

One extra pull on the pump handle changes the calculation by how much?

Don't beat up the coach or the fuel if the scientific methods are suspect?

happy coaching!
buswarrior

I kind of wondered the same thing. It dawned on me it is quite difficult to get an accurate MPG calc off my MC8, particularly when running the generator that is connected to the primary engine fuel supply. The upside is I'm likely getting better mpg than I had calculated. Net net though as the credit card seems the same amount. LOL

 73 
 on: April 17, 2018, 09:17:04 AM 
Started by Geoff - Last post by windtrader
Thanks for the post, Geoff. I did not know about that auction place so close. Those are Solano county transit buses. I wonder when they were last on the road as 2003 seems pretty old to be under the old rules. When I was looking for a MCI 102 series, it seemed most were 1995 as that was pretty much the cutoff for compliance except some exclusions for fleets but even those seemed to phase out by now.

 74 
 on: April 17, 2018, 08:03:11 AM 
Started by brianzero - Last post by brianzero
I don't need any of the OTR heating parts, and I'm about to do a full deletion of the system (now that I have coolant out of the system). But I'm wondering, can I just cap the system at the two gate valves (which are both dead, inoperable) and be done with it?

 75 
 on: April 17, 2018, 07:23:41 AM 
Started by Jcparmley - Last post by buswarrior
Winco quiet??

Compared to what?

If they won't publish the FACTS, dB at what distance from the unit at what loading...

Never mind how good a deal it is,

You will have no friends.

There are no polite words to describe the hatred that will be directed towards you and your family, if you run one of these cheap, noisy generators nearby. With more and more folks willing to take matters into their own hands...

Keeping to yourself, includes your noise.

Now, have you done any design work to decide that the 6.5 isn't enough, or are you suffering size envy?

happy coaching!
buswarrior

 


 76 
 on: April 17, 2018, 07:12:35 AM 
Started by Kevin Warnock - Last post by buswarrior
I puttered along this winter  around 63 for 120 miles each way.  Got 6.7 mpg or so... was kind a bummed.   Winter fuel?

How did you measure this fuel economy?

120 miles each way? How many trips to the pump?

One extra pull on the pump handle changes the calculation by how much?

Don't beat up the coach or the fuel if the scientific methods are suspect?

happy coaching!
buswarrior




 77 
 on: April 17, 2018, 06:44:20 AM 
Started by birdarchitect26 - Last post by lvmci
Hi, tried to put picture here of the specialty connector, that connects to the engine side, will put it on MCI busconversions on face book, lvmci...

 78 
 on: April 17, 2018, 05:16:58 AM 
Started by Kevin Warnock - Last post by Oonrahnjay
  I puttered along this winter  around 63 for 120 miles each way.  Got 6.7 mpg or so... was kind a bummed.   Winter fuel?  [\quote]

     Yeah, winter fuel surely doesn't help.  But just about everything is against us in the winter -- very small things like tire flexibility, lubricant viscosity, even air drag all build up to make a difference.  Winter fuel is blended to a formula that's set by the petro companies -- it's based on month of the year and location; the November fuel baseline in Florida very different from that in Minnesota and, of course, the baseline in Minnesota is lower in February than Florida.  (And California rules make it impossible to buy anything but the most expensive fuel.)  Add to that the the refiners/distributors/jobbers have to be sure that there's a margin plus they take every advantage to cheapen their fuel in the process, even if it makes for poorer fuel consumption.
      You might want to try that run again when it's 82 degrees out and see if it makes a difference.  (My guess is that you'll see an effect, just not a lot.)

 79 
 on: April 17, 2018, 04:31:43 AM 
Started by birdarchitect26 - Last post by birdarchitect26
I'm going to assume the ending portion, aka the red tube in the rear must be the tube that runs the length of the bus.

Bill, I sent you an email, hopefully I can transition to a new style, I'll be sure to update with my experience and pictures. I have to imagine my right quad will at least thank me.

J


 80 
 on: April 16, 2018, 11:23:00 PM 
Started by Jcparmley - Last post by solardude
I'm not sure if they are all the same, but most of the switches on my 102 C3 are still legible. Post a picture and I will try to help.

Most of the switches are obvious when you turn them on. is there a particular switch you are wondering about? The diagnostic switches can be confusing if you don't know what they are..

SolarDude.

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