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Author Topic: Ha! My Turn....Fuel on the ground.... AGAIN  (Read 2744 times)
Nick Badame Refrig/ACC
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« on: December 11, 2006, 10:40:23 AM »

Pulled the bus in the shop this mornin to pull the genset to replace the belt.

One of my employees noticed fuel leaking from under the tank. I looked in the stones where it was parked

and I saw the big wet spot. I figured I lost a 1/2 a tank of fuel...bummer!

Now the genset is done it's time to investigate the fuel tank...Wish me luck!

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006, 10:41:50 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2006, 10:55:25 AM »

I have already been there done that.  I pulled my tank on my MCI 7 and found the plate for the 2nd tank if it had been installed was leaking at the gasket.  Darn gasket was only 33 years old don't understand why it started leaking, guess they just don't make them good, HAHA I had the old plate taken off and then a new one welded on, no more gasket, Total cost was $85.00 to test and weld the plate on, plus two trips to Phoenix, 200 miles round trip each.  I was a happy camper because of how good the tank was and what the total cost was.  It was a bear to pull out.
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006, 11:06:47 AM »

Nick,

Bummer!

On the positive side, two weeks to Arcadia, and at least your at home.

Good luck on your repairs.

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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006, 12:06:50 PM »

Ah Nick,

No sweat for a guy like you with your talents ! I'll bet you'll have it fixed before you read this! BK  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2006, 12:31:15 PM »

No BK,

Just got the genset all fired up and filled with liquids along with a run hot test...

Now it's 3:30 pm and Luke says he might have a fix for me. So I think I'll take him up on that

and drive the bus up to him tonight so I don't have an empty tank tomorrow... Embarrassed

besides, I have 1 week before we hit the road and a million things to do yet.

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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2006, 05:11:15 PM »

8:00pm...I'm at Lukes..    OOPS, Camp Lukes

I'll let you what we find tomorrow

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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2006, 05:24:54 PM »

Nick ,
I hope it all works out well for you.
Don't let the sound of all those old GM's rusting keep you awake lol.
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2006, 04:05:18 PM »

Update,

We found a rotted weld at the rear bottom joint. Luke and Mike found out that my tank is the same as a MC9's tank.

Thats great because, a new tank is big big bucks.. Thanks US Coach!  They pulled a tank from a 9 in the yard and installed

it. [fit like a glove]. I'll be camping again here tonight because, I want to have a couple things checked tomorrow.

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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2006, 10:19:47 AM »

Update,

We found a rotted weld at the rear bottom joint. Luke and Mike found out that my tank is the same as a MC9's tank.

Thats great because, a new tank is big big bucks.. Thanks US Coach!† They pulled a tank from a 9 in the yard and installed

it. [fit like a glove]. I'll be camping again here tonight because, I want to have a couple things checked tomorrow.

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There ya go! I knew our Hero Moderator would waste no time at all fixing this! No small fuel leaks gonna get him down!

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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2006, 02:29:11 PM »

Hay BK,

yea, the tank is done... And today, I had them do some other stuff....Ya Know, the [May as well] stuff.

Installed a block heater, Replaced the Air dryer cartrage, adjusted the brakes, and an oil change...

All at a fair price too.... Thanks Luke, Bill, Mike, Kenny, and Addis,

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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2006, 07:31:43 PM »

Nick, What kind of Gen do you have? I have a 10KW Onan Quiet diesel and it's a major to replace the belt. Had to change mine last week. Only has 2,000hrs. My old used gen in my last bus had same belt (used) when I sold after 3 1/2 years. There is a price for quiet. Merry Christmas, Charlie B.
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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2006, 07:51:17 PM »

Hi Charlie,

I have the 12.5 QD with 2600 hrs, I have replaced the belt 2 times allready but with the wrong belt....

This time I had NC BOB's friend look my serial # up too find the proper belt #...  Sure enough it takes a metric belt!

Almost $50 bucks too..[I baught 2]  But, boy it fits nice now, and was able to get it tight enough.

I don't want to replace it anymore Angry Angry   8 hr job with help of a fork lift [700lbs]

Hope to catch up with you soon Charlie, Have a great holliday yourself..

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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2006, 01:59:31 PM »

Monday, 4:50 pm... 12/18/06'

I'm on the road headded to FL.....

I'm smelling Diesel fuel again. Under the tank looks kinda wet again...

Here we go again!   I guss I'll just keep heading to Florida......   

Nick-

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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2006, 02:38:46 PM »

Dang Nick,

How Frustrating!† Huh

Any chance maybe a return line is leaking from your engine or genset?

I am sending you my Nextel and cell #'s by PM if you run in to a problem down my way....

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