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Author Topic: Blower Gear Box, check it now!  (Read 900 times)
Kwajdiver
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« on: March 20, 2013, 12:46:51 PM »

Friends, stop what you are doing right now, walk out to your bus and check the miter/gear box to the blowers.
Please make sure it has plenty of oil in it.

My failed on I-75 North last week.  Cry The bus is setting at Valdosta.  So far, I've spend $2,555.41. and I'm not back on the road yet.   Cry Cry Cry

Check it now.....


Bill Williamson
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 11:44:07 AM »

It takes regular 40 wt oil, right?

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 01:03:24 PM »

I take it that it was leaking oil around the seals before it failed?
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013, 01:18:08 PM »

Hard to tell when it started leaking.  Since it didn't get check on a regular basis.
This MUST be in your routine checks before a trip.

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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013, 02:28:53 PM »

Mine has an oil level sight thingie, which after I cleaned it works quite well to let me check the oil level.  I use engine oil in mine.

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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2013, 05:16:26 PM »

Also check the air vent in the top to be sure it is "breathing"

If that gets plugged up then the filler plug gets "blown out" when it gets warmed up

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2013, 10:51:29 PM »

Course if you don't have any belts, miter/gear boxes, external blower....
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