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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2011, 06:56:09 AM »

Just quits. I can let it cool down a few minutes and it will start until it reaches temp and dies again. I will get some thermometers and check temp inside box. I know it's hotter than a pistol in there. I'll try to take it to somebody that knows what going on.

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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2011, 07:00:00 AM »

Cliff, the shutdown, whatever that thing is, is original. This thing only had 38 hours on it when I bought the prevost. Installed in 1991.
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2011, 07:02:16 AM »

The shutdown is not painted looking at the photos and I have never saw that shutdown on that model of Kubota engine before kinda looks like a after market to me 

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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2011, 07:08:49 AM »

Muldoon where is the bus from.  Is it possible it was in a climate that didn't need as much ventilation as you need in Texas?  It has been nothing short of brutal this summer.
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2011, 07:11:47 AM »

I have to go pickin this Saturday morning as it is a planned family event.  It involves a strtegic plan during breakfast and then racing to find the hidden treasures.  At 3:00 I have to be in Bay City for a training session.  So if your good sunday I will set the time to look at it if your good that day as well.
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« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2011, 07:20:37 AM »

 Sounds good, Wayne. I'll send a e/mail and if the creek don't rise the wife and I can drive on down.

 The bus was a Cole Conversion out of Wyoming. Built in 1991 on a 1991 prevost. I figure those boys didn't see heat like we have in Texas. This bus had been sitting in a climate controlled bus barn for 10 years after owner passed away.
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2011, 07:21:30 AM »

You need to buy a good infra red laser like the Extech 42511 model that has a 12:1 spot and adjustable emissivity feature for accurate readings 2 different colors or different metals the cheaper ones are not accurate spend the 129 bucks and buy a good gun JMO

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« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2011, 07:41:28 AM »

Sounds good, Wayne. I'll send a e/mail and if the creek don't rise the wife and I can drive on down.

 The bus was a Cole Conversion out of Wyoming. Built in 1991 on a 1991 prevost. I figure those boys didn't see heat like we have in Texas. This bus had been sitting in a climate controlled bus barn for 10 years after owner passed away.
I think we are on to something with climate and region of the country.  I am beginning to think it was not designed for Texas flaming heat waves.
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« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2011, 07:50:49 AM »

thanks cliff, I'm heading into Austin and will try to pick one up.

glen
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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2011, 08:13:31 AM »

Leave the front cover off and run it see if shuts downs at 195 without the front cover

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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2011, 08:22:10 AM »

I slid it out of bay last week and it ran for several hours then shut down. It was about 105 that day and I was running all 3 cruiseairs. I will get laser gun and see what it's shutting down on temp.
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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2011, 08:58:32 AM »

I slowed down a little and looked at the photo again.  The box encapsulating the gen is insulated, no doubt for noise and qwuite possibly Wyoming temperatures.  In other words keeping the engine warm enough to run properly.  So as the engine is in Texas now the heat will rise in the box.  The only way for the heat to get out is to tranfer to a cooloer object (the engine block water) get carried out (to radiator) then out the bus.  I think it is being overcome by heat that has no place to go.
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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2011, 09:00:25 AM »

Now you know shutting down when slid out of the box it is not a venting problem you don't get much better venting than the wide open space

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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2011, 11:10:07 AM »

Now you know shutting down when slid out of the box it is not a venting problem you don't get much better venting than the wide open space

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I wasn't clear if it shut down on its own or if he shut it down.  If it shut down on its own then we must go elsewhere.
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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2011, 11:33:17 AM »

I had one years ago that would run for several hours then shut down. Other times it would run maybe 20-30 minutes and shut down. Turned out to be a bad over temp sensor. Replaced the sensor and all was well.
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