Just a quick update
. Decided it would be best now that the replacement 6 92 is in, to take our 15 out and stretch her wings a little :shock: . To bring every one up to date, Plagued with engine problems
the original 6V92 that came with our coach was removed and finnally put out of it's misery
. A replacement take out was reinstalled. I took the eagle out for an initial run of approximately 30 miles, which resulted in Heavy smoke and blowing oil from the L/R air box drains,as well as blowing oil from the back of the water pump gasket as well as the rear plate behind the bell housing completely soaking my starter. After a good cleaning, tightening the bolts for the w/pump and the l/s accessory drive plat the oil stopped leaking
Yesterday started out with a ton of anticipation
as well as a ton and a half of apprehension :roll: thrown in just for good measure :lol: . We drove down to Clifford's place and take the bus out and see how it does.
With Cheryl in charge of driving the P/U as a chase vehicle, we set out on the first leg. I chose to go to Vegas and back which will put the trip at approx 250 miles.
The trip was pretty uneventful except for the big Doo Doo eating grin on my face
.It had been almost a year and a half since I drove her
, and what a joy it was
. Monitoring the gauges closely ( with an Eagle eye
) Temps ran at 175-185 when pulling a grade
,oil @ 55-60 psi
,and getting a boost reading of 10 psi when pulling the grades.
All seems normal so far with what seems to be very little to none, oil consumption or loss
. According to the real time reporting from my wife, no smoke was reported once the engine was up to operating temps
Bus seemed to maintain a speed of 65 going up the mild grades and I had to hold it back on the flats
, keeping the speed down to 70 mph(cause boy she wants to go
).The last grade to pull was before the turn off into boulder city coming from searchlight NV was able to maintain 50 mph.
Today,we will fuel up and return trip it back to Clifford s place and bed it down.Maybe and hopefully the results will be just as nice if not better,wish us luck
On the road again(hopefully