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Author Topic: Lubricants.  (Read 819 times)
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« on: November 07, 2006, 07:45:29 PM »

Hello all,

First week with the new bus...doing my airbrake course next weekend!

Quick question for you re hinges, pins and levers etc.  What is the best type of lube to use on baggage and service doors.  Mine are all pretty dry and need some attention, especially the engine bay. 

Also, where can I source new seals for front door and baggage compartment of my 4104 (1954, thanks Russ).

Thanks in advance.


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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2006, 09:07:56 PM »

FB -

For most of the common hinges, etc., almost any petroleum-based lubricant will do (at least here in CA).

I just use a squirt can filled with clean engine oil & a cloth to clean up overspill.  Be sure to work the hinge back & forth so the lubricant will penetrate.

Do not use a petroleum-based lubricant on the rubber door hinges or seals.  That will speed up their demise!

You should be able to get new seals from Luke @ US Coach.  1-888-262-2434 between 9-5 Eastern, M-F.

FWIW & HTH. . .



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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2006, 10:16:08 PM »

I got baggage door hinges and seals for my 4104 at International Bus Parts when Rich was there, they seemed to be better quality than most. Some other hinges didn't last two months.

He moved but I'm sure someone else there can help you.

His email was Rich Luttfring <rich@1800intlbus.com>. don't know if that is still good, but probably is.

Ash Flat, AR
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