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« Reply #45 on: July 16, 2014, 04:42:13 PM »

100,000 miles you shouldn't need much a new liner and piston ,new injector, maybe a rebuilt head if it screwed the head .Did they say if you had the old style block or new style if you have the old style don't throw much cash at it I have a late model block I will give you maybe I even have a set of liners with low hours for it

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« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2014, 07:32:01 PM »

Ed -

The shop that's working on your coach is the same one that Chris & Cherie ended up at when their engine overheated last year.

Altho it took awhile, and they opted for a complete, out-of-frame overhaul, they were extremely pleased with the work IPS did on their coach.  Scot the service manager and Jaime the technician/mechanic were given high marks for their dedication and work ethic.  So if these two guys are involved with your coach, you should be in good hands.  (Heck, mention to Scot that Chris & Cherie with the GM bus recommended his shop & see what the reaction is. . .)

Should you want some reading material while the coach is in the shop, here's their tale (oldest post is at the bottom):

http://www.technomadia.com/category/life-on-the-road/bus-projects/engine-rebuild/

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #47 on: July 16, 2014, 08:37:23 PM »

Oh goodness..  sorry you've ended up at one of our favorite campgrounds last year.  The folks there are great.. tell Scot, Jamie, Larry and Steve hi for us Smiley

And, if you're still there come end of the month, we'll probably be seeing you as we pass through for our annual inspection in a couple weeks.

*hugs to you both*
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« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2014, 06:30:14 AM »

RJ, I knew the C&C were here last year and i mentioned that to the folks right off of the bat.  Also followed their story at the time.  C&C looks like we might still be here by the time you get here.....mentioned to them that you were slowly headed this way. Smiley  Been talking a lot to Larry and Scot.  Clifford, they were going to get the numbers off of the block this morning.....may be going for a full rebuild as the head is bad, the piston is chewed up, the cam is bad, in fact they pulled the other head to see how things look there and that cam has a bad spot too. There are other things too, just don't recall all of it this morning. Will be talking to them again later today.
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« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2014, 06:36:32 AM »

Cliffored, what year did the blocks change from old style to new style?
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« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2014, 06:42:44 AM »

72 or 74 I forgot which the one I have is 82 model

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« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2014, 06:49:12 AM »

Ok, thanks for the info.
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« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2014, 10:57:31 AM »

RJ, ... going to get the numbers off of the block this morning.....may be going for a full rebuild as the head is bad, the piston is chewed up, the cam is bad, in fact they pulled the other head to see how things look there and that cam has a bad spot too. There are other things too, just don't recall all of it this morning. Will be talking to them again later today.

Looking into doing regular engine oil analysis and I'm wondering just how well analysis is at catching this sort of thing.  In other words, have you folks with many miles of experience found that it makes a real difference ?

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« Reply #53 on: July 18, 2014, 07:35:02 AM »

It must be open season on the 2 strokes and buses,Larry Hall lost his engine in his 4106 it filled it with water cracked the head and bent a rod he came and got the parts,Melvin lost his 8v71 in his Eagle Wednesday he is on way for parts,Darrel lost his 8v92 in his MCI he headed here for 2 heads another guy is looking for a 740  ,then I have a 8v92 from Ar here to rebuild  

I feel for you guys I really do this $#!% get expensive and Don and I are running out of parts  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #54 on: July 18, 2014, 08:10:10 AM »

JMBlake has a 740 for sale in the parts section of the board.
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« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2014, 08:18:13 AM »

Thanks Ed I gave them Jasons contact only problem with that transmission it is from a fire truck and will require a little adjusting and a new torque converter for a bus with a 8v92 TA the price is right though 700 bucks
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« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2014, 10:13:16 AM »

I have a 740 from my eagle I could sell.

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« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2014, 10:16:12 AM »

Call me Don
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« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2014, 11:37:49 AM »

Clifford I just called and left a message.

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« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2014, 11:41:56 AM »

Ed, sorry to hear about your engine problems, Let me know if I can help in any way, I have a couple of rebuildable military 8V71's if you need an engine, might be better than buying camshafts heads and what ever else you may need.

Don

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