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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2013, 06:58:16 PM »

Man I wish we were there and could help Sean...So to confirm, she's starting right up no problem now that you eliminated the bad skinner issue right? And you're sure it's not the compressor at this point?

Praying for an easy fix...
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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2013, 07:36:19 PM »

Hey All,

Mark (One Lapper) came out for a visit. 1st thing we checked was the power steering fluid and it was dry.  Grabbed some dexron from Wally World and filled that up.  We started up the bus and with his stethiscope he had it narrowed down to the compressor in a minute.  So I've got to get a compressor tomorrow and hopefully before the weekend is over we will be on our way home. 

Huge thanks to Mark.  Sharp guy.  Very sharp. I can't thank him enough. Thanks to all for your help and prayers.

-Sean


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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2013, 07:43:14 PM »

You will probably have to get the compressor from Jefferson in OKC Eagles don't use a standard truck compressor O tilt and the discharge line is on the opposite side of a normal compressor fwiw I hope you get lucky and find one local you can make a standard work with some piping changes not easy to do but doable to get you on the road faster
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2013, 08:00:26 PM »

Cliff,

Is it possible to unbolt and turn the top end of the compressor around 180  to make it work?

-Sean


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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2013, 10:37:51 AM »

Hello Everyone - We made it back to NC safe and sound.

Here is a quick brief -

1. Compressor was clacking loudly.  Mark (OneLapper) came out and confirmed.
2. Tried to find a compressor - Checked 4 places online out of state and 4 places locally.  I was looking for a Tu-flo 500 compressor as that was the one that was on the engine.  Later after finding and ordering the only one place that had the 500 and had to overnight it (for an arm and a leg) I found out that the Tu-Flo 501 compressor was made to replace this one.  These 501s ended up being more widely available.
3. Fixing your bus on the road is expensive.  
4. Pulled the old compressor - was fairly easy and cleaned up what I could while parked in my brothers driveway without making a big mess.
5. Started the new compressor install and had trouble getting the nut for the drive gear lined up with the cotter pin hole on the drive gear shaft.  Mark had brought an airgun (he came back out on Saturday to help with the install) and that was a huge help.  If he hadn't been there with that, it would have taken me a while to figure out.
6. New compressor on and started up no problems.  About 7 minutes to air up which is the same amount of time as before.  
7. Real tough to find gaskets for the compressor.  Possibly an exact part number from gasket company but none of the Bendix part numbers xrefrenced.
8.  The head can be spun around but not suggested if the compressor has been running for any amount of time (Mark mentioned this) due to wear in.

as Always...it didn't really happen unless you got some pics to show for it -

Old compressor naked and ready to come out


Rebuilt in box - Bendix blue


 drive wheel on old compressor


Cotter pin hole on drive shaft


Mark wrenching some finishing touches


All prettied up and ready to roll


While initially scary, it was an unexpected blessing being able to spend the extra days with my family.

Bus ran great on the drive back.  Huge thanks to Mark who only asked that I pay it forward if anyone else ever needs the help which I certainly will do.

Ain't Nuttin Beats a Bus Nut.

-Sean
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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2013, 11:48:24 AM »

Hi Sean, so good to hear evrything came out ok, it is nice to unexpectedly have time with the family, best wishes, tom, lvmci...
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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2013, 05:47:07 PM »

Glad to hear you guys got it goin and made it home Wink
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« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2013, 06:10:02 PM »

Hind sight now but I would have changed to the Tu-Flo 750 it bolts right up where the 501 sets then instead of 7 minutes it would less than 5 minutes plus they last longer and about the same price

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« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2013, 07:21:35 PM »

Hind sight now but I would have changed to the Tu-Flo 750 it bolts right up where the 501 sets then instead of 7 minutes it would less than 5 minutes plus they last longer and about the same price

good luck


Good stuff Clifford.  If I only knew then... Luke from US Coach didn't even know and went out of his way to call Bendix support for me and find out about the 501.  Unfortunately I was up against the clock a d had no room for errors.

Thanks guys!

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« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2013, 07:46:38 PM »

So relieved to read this. We are at a bed and breakfast overlooking the ohio river and I will now actually sleep good knowing you guys are back on the road. This club once again proves invaluable. Mark and Luke deserve angel wings


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« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2013, 07:54:44 PM »

I don't have the book on the 10S but the 650 and 750 were standard issue on most Eagles Luke gets a little lost on Eagles sometimes GM and MCI he is the man Ed at Jefferson is sharp on both he was Jefferson's GM guy before taking over for Norris on the Eagles   
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