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« on: July 29, 2011, 07:05:48 AM »

In St.Louis need repair shop for 4106 with an 8v71 @ TA Truck Stop on I-70. Do not have computer access but have cell phone: (208) 573-3958. Head leaking water...I think it's a bad O-ring. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 07:49:20 AM »

Where from the head is it leaking if coming from the between the block and the head going to be more than a o-ring replacement

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 01:08:11 PM »

Talked to Kevin...His bus is not losing coolant after all. He thinks it's a small fuel leak near the back of the engine. He also found a mechanic that believes his fan clutch is bad and won't spin fast enough to cool at hwy speeds. He's going to call Luke for ideas on the fan clutch. If anyone has dealt with this, any input would be helpful. They are a long way from home. They are stuck near St. Louis and live in Idaho. They just want to get it home...Cable
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 07:52:22 PM »

Does any one know how to lock up the hydraulic fan on a 4106? Kevin can only find one oil line. Does he need to block in and out, or only out to the control valve?..Cable
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2011, 05:36:02 AM »

I know on electric and pnewmatic hubs there will be a couple of threaded holes in the inner hub and you spin the fan to lineup corrisponding holes on  the free spinning outer section of it and bolt the 2 halves togeather
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011, 09:25:37 AM »

Late last night they blocked off the oil outlet line and should be on the road today...Cable
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 11:49:08 AM »

Kevin and Traci made it to Ogallala, NE. and the coach shut down. It smells like burned plastic inside and out. The temp gauge read 190 at shutdown. It smoked white for a while but quit before they could find the source. Any busnuts close? They could use some help...Cable
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011, 01:22:02 PM »

Sad but afraid he has engine problems tell him to look at the air box drains for water

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2011, 01:28:55 PM »

Kevin, Sorry for your troubles. I assume that this is the new bus that you were going to pick up. Too bad this happened.

Cable, thanks for trying to help him. That is great.

I don't have anything to offer. Too far away (for as busy as I am 10 hours is too far right now), and I don't have the know how. I did check (you guys probably did too), but here is what I found. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=diesel+shop&ll=41.125401,-101.697521&spn=0.057736,0.132093&sll=41.117464,-101.714494&sspn=0.014436,0.033023&near=Ogallala,+NE+69153&geocode=CX49_-xJ4524FbmTcwIdbOLv-SlJqxj1jsJ2hzFjh923ajo1cQ&t=h&z=14

Thanks for keeping us updated.
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2011, 01:37:54 PM »

That is really nice John.  Now somebody should know that there are shops he should not enter.  Hopefully, they can recommend one or two as well.

That sucks.  I wish them well.

If he has water coming out of the air box how could he have inspected for that being a probable failure?



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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2011, 02:21:27 PM »

Thanks John,  They just bought that bus in South Carolina and are trying to get home. It must be lonely out there. They don't have internet, only cell. Their daughter made the first post with the phone#. I'm trying to help from here, but I'm in a camp ground on the Or. coast, so my resources  are limited. Cell and internet depend on where I sit and how I hold my ears. I was hoping there would be a busnut close to where they broke but I know that's reaching. So with out someone with experience in that area...Ya pays ya money...Ya takes ya chances. I believe their road service recommended the shop they're going to..Now they're just waiting for a big enough truck...Cable
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2011, 07:35:24 PM »

The mechanic cranked it twice and then pulled the blower apart and got metal chunks. No water from air box drains... Hope that's all, but some how I doubt it...Cable
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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2011, 12:41:00 AM »

The aftercooler sits under the blower and it is full of coolant.  If the blower grenaded it would seem that some of the shards would rupture the After-cooler and that should put water into the air box.  If the air box is dry you got lucky.  This all just guesswork on my part but.....  So did the turbo compressor wheel supply the shrapnel to destroy the blower?

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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2011, 04:42:48 AM »

prob no turbo or cooler here- just blower. on old 8 v 71  anything possible. fingersXXXXX for simple non bus total fix.  positive wishes.  Bob
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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2011, 05:02:48 AM »

Kevin,

We're stopped in North Platte this morning, coming through Ogallala in a bit, anything I could help with?

Sorry to hear about your troubles.

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