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« on: May 22, 2010, 06:28:18 AM »

Well fellas I am sitting in a lawn chair in Burnett.  Wicked drive up here arriving some time around midnight.  My poor old bus struggled through Devil's Backbone.  I was really keeping my thoughts on the pedal and not giving to much fuel when climbing hills, I just let it down shift on it's own.  There was one where we went down to 35 mph. 

I heard from a guy who had a 6v92 and traded it for an 8v and said it was worth every penny.  Here I go thinking.  I am going to run this one until I retire.  Then I might pull this engine and go with the 8.  I want to travel north through Wyoming and what not someday and right now that would be a slow go.

I was able to keep the engine heat to 180.  I noticed it would the heat would go up if I put my foot in it.
Does everyone with a 6v have the same trouble?  It makes me think my engine is gettin tired.
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 06:32:42 AM »

Wayne,

You should try running some hills with an 8v71n like we have. I just put on the four ways and keep the rpm's up knowing I'll get to the top and then I can go back down at a safe speed. Grin

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 06:40:16 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2010, 07:25:44 AM »

Yup, we just made a run yesterday from Yakima to Portland and i had to run the 4 way flashers a couple of times.  I even pulled over once and let traffic go by. Turns out there was a truck lane just around the next corner. I have an 8V71 with a 644 Allison and i do not usually let it shift by itself just because of what Dallas said. I watch my tach and my temp gauge, then i watch my speedo. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2010, 07:45:33 AM »

Not your engine Wayne time to clean the radiator or install a different fan Eagles do not run hot if everything is up to par how many blades do have on your Eagle fan what I am saying move air and it will run cool. FWIW a 8v92 is a better engine, keep it in mind a 6v92 is just a 9 L engine you are not going to win very many uphill battles with one.? where did you find a hill big enough to slow you down going from Brookshire to Burnett one of my daughters lives 20 miles from there in a place called Oakalla man does Coopers BBQ sound good not far from Burnett at Llano. 


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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2010, 07:58:23 AM »

that how a 6v92 does.
mine will show me that we reach a grade before i see it!! (haha)
if i have to pull a grade ,i will see higher coolant temps ,but no overheating trouble.
i have to keep rpms above 1600-1700 (manual downshifting the atec),other wise i will fall in a hole powerwise!!!!
you have to keep rpms up,is key.


the hill driving with a trailer,is my reason to collect all the parts to change to a cummins.
if my bus would be bigger i would even  go the s60 route.
not to get faster on the interstate,but to be safer on step grades.
even with the 4 ways on,you dont feel safe crawling up raton pass ,or even the small texas canyon in AZ.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2010, 09:04:20 AM »

Not your engine Wayne time to clean the radiator or install a different fan Eagles do not run hot if everything is up to par how many blades do have on your Eagle fan what I am saying move air and it will run cool. FWIW a 8v92 is a better engine, keep it in mind a 6v92 is just a 9 L engine you are not going to win very many uphill battles with one.? where did you find a hill big enough to slow you down going from Brookshire to Burnett one of my daughters lives 20 miles from there in a place called Oakalla man does Coopers BBQ sound good not far from Burnett at Llano. 


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hello luvrbus,  I took 71 from Austin to 281 and turned north to Burnett.  There was one hill around Bee Cabe that slowed me to 35.  I am sure it is because I did not shift it down manually.  Once I started doing that I only slowed to around 47 to 48ish.

I thought the same thing on the radiator.  I do beleive I will take it out and tame it to the radiator shop and ask them to give it the go over.  I never overheated, I went 190 once.  I locked the pedal in and it stayed At 180.
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2010, 11:06:37 AM »

Mine goes real slow up steep grades too. I wouldnt trade mine in though, from what I have been told mine gets better gas mileage and can take wvo easier then the 8vs It is a trade off to go up hill slower. But I came across this article http://www.rv-coach.com/current_category.200/News.48/news_detail.html and want to try the filter out for the cooling system. Has anyone here used it?
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2010, 04:11:46 PM »

Wal,

You need a fan like this.  It solved all my overheating problems.

Here is the topic that got me going on this fan back in 2006.

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=4808.0

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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2010, 04:17:55 PM »

Looks like David has been talking with the guys at Atlas Radiator in Corpus lol I have a 32 inch like that on my 8v92 hold on to your cap as you walk by. 


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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2010, 04:19:15 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2010, 04:24:50 PM »

Dallas I had to install a 3 speed clutch on mine most of the time it is set on low, high is just too much


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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2010, 05:32:14 PM »

Boy that thing must really suck! Wink  Grin Grin. I need to get one of those, although my ac Shocked fan works pretty good and keeps her at 185, I like that new one, would be a big improvement  Grin 
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2010, 06:21:04 PM »

Wow David, that is a serious fan! Maybe that's what I heard when you left after your last visit! Roll Eyes

What is the rating on that puppy?
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