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 on: January 14, 2018, 08:07:07 AM 
Started by richard5933 - Last post by richard5933
Thanks for the replies.

The compartment is already lined with pretty nice foil-backed foam with a metal mesh cover for protection. Looks like it was done recently.

I just went and looked again at the mounted currently in place. They are approximately 1-1/2" high and the bolts that mount it to the slide look to be about 4-1/4" center-to-center.

 on: January 14, 2018, 07:54:47 AM 
Started by jmblake - Last post by Jim Eh.
I just went by the assumption that if I used the aux it would be another place any filings might remain before getting to the genny or coach motor filters or worse, to the engine(s) which would probably take me MORE than a week to fix.  Wink

 on: January 14, 2018, 07:03:10 AM 
Started by dtcerrato - Last post by dtcerrato
I would consider that if the paint marks were miss aligned but they haven't moved so I know the hub is intact & will leave well enough alone...

 on: January 14, 2018, 06:43:56 AM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by bevans6
Every anti-idle law I've seen has exceptions for both hot and cold weather, so the argument that it won't start after an over-night cold soak is built in to that.  Needing the engine for heat or air conditioning ditto.  I think the main thing is that when a bus or truck is used as a tool to make money, running the engine is part of the built-in cost of doing business.  If you do a rebuild at 450K instead of 500K, that 50K of engine life is paid for by the work the engine did for you.  If you are a bus nut, the potential downside is bigger - the whole bus is an expense in the first place, so adding to that expense when you have cheaper options is just isn't a logical thing to do.  We often operate equipment that is, in the greater scheme of things, on it's last legs.  When the engine is failing, or close to that, idling for extended periods of time will cause it to start to do things you would really rather it didn't do, like spew black crap all over itself, the back of the bus and the car you tow.  Been there, done that, changed the engine...  Smiley

 on: January 14, 2018, 05:52:47 AM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by luvrbus
About all buses made in the last 20 years have a diesel fired heating system now to pre heat a engine,you would be up the creek if it failed though 

 on: January 14, 2018, 05:28:54 AM 
Started by dtcerrato - Last post by chessie4905
You could convert it to the hydraulic fan setup like the 4905. Just find a GM old look city bus with the 6-71 and hydraulic fan setup. Less horsepower drag when not fully engaged.

 on: January 14, 2018, 05:23:54 AM 
Started by dtcerrato - Last post by dtcerrato
Well, I finally got around to removing the fan shrouding to get a view of the fan hub fused rubber coupling (also called the PTO hub). I liked the results - included a before & after 1000 fast freeway miles. No evidence of movement so I can rest on the thought of loosing the radiator from fan impact (as I experience twice in earlier times). Just a follow up on a much forgotten component.

 on: January 14, 2018, 05:15:13 AM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by Jon
More examples of laws written by people without a clue.

When temps get into the sub-zero range I will not shut off the engine, not only because I don't want to freeze, but also because if it cools down when shut off it is not going to start. But some lawmaker won't understand that.

 on: January 14, 2018, 03:58:18 AM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by luvrbus
There are about 20 states that do not have anti idling laws.  Minnesota is one such state.

In those states the cities have a ordinance against idling Minneapolis has a 5 minute idle law or did have   

 on: January 13, 2018, 10:41:55 PM 
Started by lvmci - Last post by lvmci
Hi Clifford & Jack, the dry camping area south east corner I-10, where the AZ95 crosses over, past the small gully, dry camping. The Gambler RV parts store is across the street, entrance is dirt road, you have to look for it. tom...

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