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 on: October 20, 2014, 02:26:03 PM 
Started by Van - Last post by lvmci
Sorry cant post pictures anymore, everythings too large, is it commenting on my weight gain?...

 on: October 20, 2014, 02:20:52 PM 
Started by Van - Last post by lvmci
Hi all you wild and crazy guys, sitting in the DMV to get a trip permit, to go back and get the bus to bring it back to the DMV to look at the serial number plate! Bus did good climbing over the Sierra Nevadas, man those are some steep hills, YEA for 8V92s! What a shame , the drought is really messing with the beautiful Mt Shasta and lake, makes lake mead look like an ocean, saw RJ on the way home, bought me a milk shake and a gander at the bus, blew a hub gasket on one side, TA was great at checking the rear end oil, and filling, to get me home. Bus was dirty from sitting for 6 years, PO bought it, sat for 2 years, moved it to his farm, tore out seats and some overhead racks  and sat for another 4 years! Pretty messed up inside. But cleanable, all except the factory toilet that set 1/2 full for 4 years, gallon of formaldahyde toilet cleaner, water and ice cubes to knock the poop loose, to dump it, didnt want Tami to see or smell that! Drove great,  metric tires in front, 12R22.5s in back, RJ says they are very close in size, Tami loves it, cant wait to bring it over for Gary, Van and Joe to see.,  we will be at the Dam Rally with partial accomidations in place, hopefully renamed the Italian Greyhoud Due (2 in Italian)! thanks for all the well wishes, tom..

 on: October 20, 2014, 02:18:18 PM 
Started by Oonrahnjay - Last post by brmax
I would nicely look on the 50 gal drum its just possible he purchases in quantity, no matter there should be a label or listing somewhere close by.
I believe the type you mention is the standard in its basic makeup.
The newer stuff as we been seeing for 10 years or a bit more "might" be an HOAT: hybrid organic acid technology, some brands of this has a bit of ethylene it to.
In any they brag to have something and all claim the super newest tecnolectalon da-ta-da.
On a side note if that's his business truck shop its likely ok, just my opinion and we all know everybody has one.
how much$
Have a better day and wish ya best of luck getting going on down the road.

 on: October 20, 2014, 01:51:18 PM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by baker4106
That is what I use.   Found some at TSC for $15.00.

 on: October 20, 2014, 01:47:10 PM 
Started by ttrstudios - Last post by ttrstudios
Well the bus made it home just fine. No problems at all. I stopped for fuel and bled the brakes down just to see if it would air back up and it did like it should. I guess I'll fix it when it happens again. Anyway, the conversion starts!

 on: October 20, 2014, 01:46:28 PM 
Started by Lostranger - Last post by somewhereinusa
Great story, brought to mind some of our "adventures" all of those many moons ago. Smiley
Wasn't it great to drive till you didn't want to anymore and just stop at the first place that
came into view, or even just sleep in the car?

 on: October 20, 2014, 01:39:39 PM 
Started by Oonrahnjay - Last post by HighTechRedneck
I'm thinking that the stuff that's sold commercially as radiator coolant has chemicals to prevent corrosion of metals and avoid damage to rubber/plastic parts, etc.

You are exactly right.  Vehicle antifreeze includes chemistry to lubricate the water pump, prevent corrosion, etc.  Also, those approved for HD use are designed to help prevent cavitation of cylinder liners.

 on: October 20, 2014, 01:26:14 PM 
Started by Geom - Last post by mung
No different than if you were jacking it up normally, just that the jack would be buried deep enough that when it was down the plate was level with the ground.

 on: October 20, 2014, 01:21:17 PM 
Started by Geom - Last post by MightyThor
OK, I just had a crazy idea and I know you guys are going to flame me for it, but.......

What about building a metal box to bury under each tire.  Then in said box mount a air powered jack that pushes up on a plate on the top of the box.   Lift all 4 up and you would have the same thing as run up blocks.  If you wanted to take off a tire, block up the axle and let the jack down on that tire.  When it is in the full upright position, place wood blocks between the plate and the ground, just in case you had a jack failure. 

OK, flame away.

No flame, but to do this you have to have several things in place.  A pretty substantial jack, a mechanism to keep things from falling over with the weight on it, and a way to keep the jack from going down instead of the bus from going up.  All it is is money, but cheaper to have the ramps.

 on: October 20, 2014, 01:17:50 PM 
Started by skytrends - Last post by skytrends
They over fill it to cover the o-ring then it doesn't suck air but that causes one to run hot  fwiw that is a good transmission if you have a low HP and torque 6v92 but they won't hold up behind a 300 HP+ 6v92 

Best way to check the fluid is remove the check plug on the side or measure your pan size

4.3 in pan =12 qts
5.1 in pan =15 qts
7   in pan = 17 qts
that takes the guess work on the stick out of the picture 
Thank you, great info! I'll get a fluid and filter change and have them replace that o-ring. along the trip I did put about 3/4 of a quart of fluid in it and for a while I thought it was better

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