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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2014, 06:27:51 AM »

Yea a lot people did away with the water separator and just used regular filters
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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2014, 07:06:21 AM »

Rick - Craig needs something to do anyway - so I'd just give him a call and request he bring a couple 5 gallon cans of diesel along. 

On the electrical thing - did you check grounds for the dash and the engine computer?
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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2014, 09:49:07 AM »

Rick - Craig needs something to do anyway - so I'd just give him a call and request he bring a couple 5 gallon cans of diesel along. 

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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2014, 10:18:14 AM »

Since basically everyone is saying that we need to put at least 100 gallons in to reprise this thing I'm thinking I know what I'm doing the rest of the day. Oh Happy Day!!! Shoot me now.

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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2014, 10:42:38 AM »

Rick, holler at a service truck that repairs/services roadside equipment, save a ton of trips. Most have tanks in back of there trucks.  Don't ask me how I know about this little tidbit.
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« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2014, 12:17:14 PM »

Rick - Pay for coachnet and then call them up to come and service your bus.  tell them you ran out of fuel.  They will send a truck and fuel and prime the engine for you.  Might cost you 200-250$ for a year of service but you'll have it on your bus its transferable to your car and youll get some time back.

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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2014, 12:42:10 PM »

   Is either one of the filters low on fuel or empty? Many times they will plug up from sitting awhile and then run a distance. Did it start running rough and then died or power went down drastically, or it just wouldn't start (fire up) after a normal run and shutdown?
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« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2014, 07:38:32 PM »

I don't know on the Prevost, but on our MCI with a S60, we have an electric priming pump. If that ever happens, I just hit the switch for a while. Then it starts right up. Never had more then a cough, when changing filters.

It is at least worth a look.
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« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2014, 07:02:42 AM »

Got the old girl running again. Bob you may be able to help with this. Did Marathon put a sensor on this thing somewhere that senses water in the fuel? A light came on the dash that seemed to be implying there was water in the fuel.

Never heard of such a thing but it would be a cool warning if it was.

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« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2014, 07:10:25 AM »

Yea the water separator has a sensor on the base my wife's little Trek has that as most diesel car and trucks do,fwiw that was Prevost not Marathon, and that is a Racor if you need a filter it should have a T handle on top to remove the filter
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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2014, 10:21:25 AM »

I'm not finding the racer anywhere. I have a fuel pro on my bus so I know what I'm looking for. It has a primary (which I replaced) and a secondary both mounted on the passenger side of the block. There must be racer somewhere on this thing but I sure can't find it. Can't believe the power this thing has. Somebody's gonna get a great deal on a bus.

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