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Author Topic: URGENT Technomadia - Overheated and stranded in SE Montana LOCKED DOWN 4 REVIEW!  (Read 23553 times)
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« Reply #180 on: June 21, 2013, 07:54:41 AM »

Look folks..  we fully know that many of you would handle this very differently. Fully diagnose first, then just fix the things that are broken.

And that make perfect sense and is very logical - IF the goal is to get back on the road as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

Many of you have homes elsewhere to maintain, and your bus is a toy, hobby or vacation vehicle. You have jobs to get back to, grandkids to spoil, vacation destinations to get to or other projects awaiting your attention. You probably even have a garage 'back home' and bus friends where you can handle further repairs when you get there - at your own pace and expense.

That's not our situation.  This is our home, and we need to be able to rely on her. When we bought our bus two years ago, her history was a mystery.  We knew, and planned for, a major engine overhaul or re-powering. Every person we have presented the symptoms to agrees that regardless of the specifics of the initial cause, there is substantial damage here. Many have called us and talked in person, and after walking through it all - the consensus is - spending money on diagnosing upfront really doesn't buy us all that much, when our plan to rebuild/re-power will reveal and correct the causes anyway.

We are very consciously using this opportunity to get the engine into a reliable and trustable state..  for our peace of mind. Regardless if we could get by for a few grand in repairs, that's NOT what we want. That's not our goal.  Our goal isn't to patch and potentially limp further down the road to the next breakdown - it's to leave whatever shop we go to with a reliable and known state of our engine. It's time to do what we always planned to do anyway - get inside, and get everything as refreshed as possible.


And hey, that may not be the choice you'd make. And that's cool. We're not going to sit here and cackle you for making different choices than us.

The negativity coming from a small number of armchair mechanics who are not in our exact situation is very disheartening.
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« Reply #181 on: June 21, 2013, 08:20:21 AM »

I think that you guys are exceptionally knowledgeable and prepared to deal with your situation in your own way.  I would give the benefit of the doubt to the naysayers because I think their heart is in the right place and they only want to help.

If you do end up with $40,000 in a $7,000 bus, so what?  There is not a better built bus anywhere than the 4106 at any price.  Just be glad you are not into boats.

Good luck, don't let the ********* get you down, we are all pulling for you in whatever direction you are headed.

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« Reply #182 on: June 21, 2013, 08:34:20 AM »

... the naysayers ... the *******

Given the choice above, count me among the naysayers! Grin Grin
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« Reply #183 on: June 21, 2013, 08:40:51 AM »

the consensus is - spending money on diagnosing upfront really doesn't buy us all that much, when our plan to rebuild/re-power will reveal and correct the causes anyway.

not knowing would kill me...but I am confident that you know the coach will not confidently get you to Bakersfield...or Timbucktoo in its current state, new t stats will not heal it.  Sad

We are very consciously using this opportunity to get the engine into a reliable and trustable state..  for our peace of mind.<snipped> Our goal isn't to patch and potentially limp further down the road to the next breakdown - it's to leave whatever shop we go to with a reliable and known state of our engine. It's time to do what we always planned to do anyway - get inside, and get everything as refreshed as possible.

Bet others (naysayers too) would do it your way if they were prepared to do so.... Grin



The negativity coming from a small number of armchair mechanics who are not in our exact situation is very disheartening.  Huh


ps I am easily revived.    Grin

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« Reply #184 on: June 21, 2013, 09:14:04 AM »

See that 4106 over there?  Yeah, I'm pretty proud of it... it's worth $7,000

I've got $40,000 in it Roll Eyes
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   THIS COMING FROM A --------------------------------------------------------------------------------,      HAVING  HIS ENGINE REBUILT,,,"ON THE MOOCH"

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« Reply #185 on: June 21, 2013, 09:29:56 AM »

Wow!  This is really gotten personal!   naysayer, *******, mooch..... just don't call me a banker! Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #186 on: June 21, 2013, 09:31:08 AM »

Leave it to Len and Dan to start the name calling Huh who says even when they spend tons of money on their home as it is called it won't happen again it does happen because it is a diesel engine you see new Detroit in shops some have less than a 1000 miles and are blown I have saw lot's of rebuilt 71 series in GM's that blew with only 20,000 miles on a major rebuild

Anyway this has been explained makes no sense whatever to me so what if they get a 1 year warranty what is that for the 2 involved maybe 15,000 miles who knows you can repair one with minor damage with out a major overhaul too little of info is offered on this deal unless it all done on the phone if this is the case keep it on the phone and off the board, as one of the naysayers Len I do know who my parents are.
 
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« Reply #187 on: June 21, 2013, 09:37:33 AM »

Hi Folks,

This post has been reported to me for review.

It will now be locked down till further notice.

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