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Author Topic: Let's play........ wtf is this thing!  (Read 2700 times)
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« on: April 21, 2008, 06:39:27 PM »

OK, this thing was laying inside my cargo bay.  What is it, where should I look for the replacement to make sure a replacement is actually there.
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 06:45:30 PM »

It looks like an old Air Dryer... Should be an AD-9 or AD-4 up front near the front axle.

Could also be any of a number of other types. they don't all take that form.. some are short and squat, some are long and narrow... some even have cooling fins. Look in your manual.

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 06:46:36 PM »

Yeah, looks like an air dryer.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008, 06:56:12 PM »

An AD-1 or AD-2 Bendix air dryer.

Wonder what might be up front between the front wheels in its place now?

happy coahing!
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2008, 07:28:31 PM »

nice, I will look when between the wheels tomorrow.  Next two items.  the first is above my engine and leaks air, but only when its being aired from the land line air connection...why is that?  the other is in between the front wheels.  I assume this is my leveling valve.  How does, or how is this supposed to work?

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008, 07:34:09 PM »

Oh Oh ....I know what the first one is!

But I'm not allowed to answer any questions yet. That is best left to the big dogs. (I even know what the second one is.)


What does wtf mean?
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2008, 07:38:16 PM »

The first pic is the blower belt tensioner.  They are prone to leak.  Rebuild whatever's leaking...or replace it.  The cylinder is expensive.  The switch and regulator are cheap.  Be sure to set the regulator to the correct pressure if you change it out. 
The belt tensioner switch allows the belt to be replaced easily.  Move it to the correct position and the tensioner retracts completely...when the bus is aired up.  The belt will almost fall off when in the released position.  Don't forget to return the valve to the "operating" position.
Some remove the belt tensioner air cyl and related leaking components and install a mechanical device to control the belt tension.   A big turn-buckle come to mind.. Roll Eyes
I'd fix it. 
The other pix shows the front leveling valve.  Cheap and easy fix.  Replace it.  $45-$55 bucks.
Soak it with PB Blaster before trying to remove the air lines. 
Welcome to buses!    Wink   Those little piddlin leaking air gizmos are everywhere.  Each one leaking its own tiny bit of air.   One step at a time.  You'll get there! 
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2008, 07:42:00 PM »

What does wtf mean?

What The Farnsworth    Grin

Sorry Dallas, I couldn't resist
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2008, 07:43:44 PM »

Oh Oh ....I know what the first one is!

But I'm not allowed to answer any questions yet. That is best left to the big dogs. (I even know what the second one is.)


What does wtf mean?

Answer anyway!   I'm a "little dog" (with big opinions!) and I throw my 'dos centavos' in.
If you answer something wrong...it'll be straightened out soon enough! I know from experience!  Grin
Eating crow ain't all that bad.... Tongue
Cheerio, JR

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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2008, 07:46:49 PM »

What does wtf mean?

What The Farnsworth    Grin

Sorry Dallas, I couldn't resist

Isn't it more like 'What the Flock?'....can I say that?  And like 'Get the flock outta here!'
Reckon I've beat this thread a little too much.
I'm off to screw with others!  The electric car folk need some 'assistance'!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2008, 07:52:49 PM »

OK, on the first pick it appears the cylinder is good and what is leaking is the regulator and possibly the switch also.  Can i just order them from MCI or is there a cheaper source?  I didn't get a super good feel for what was leaking...my 3 yr old daughter was tugging at my leg saying she wanted to drive super Betty again.  She'll be a busser to!  The wtf is an abbreviation of three words I bet I have said to myself 300 times since last Thursday when my bus arrived.   Thursday night about 11:30pm....I said to myself.....wtf was i thinking?...followed by....wtf am I going to do now?  Now, I think I'm over that...and I'm onto wtf is that....quite a bit.
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2008, 11:01:50 PM »

WTF = Want The Facts

YMMV

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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2008, 03:34:27 AM »

Greg is going to fit in just perfectly.........!
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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2008, 06:35:45 AM »

WTF = Want The Facts

YMMV

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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2008, 06:43:11 AM »

Your Mileage May Vary     Jack
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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2008, 08:10:43 AM »

Your Mileage May Vary     Jack

Thank you....what does Jack mean?
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« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2008, 08:28:17 AM »

It means what works for one person may not work for another. Such as The proHeat does a great job of heating our bus, YMMV. This means that although the ProHeat works for us it may not adequately heat your bus because of many variables including ambient temperatures, insulation, size & type of windows, etc.  Jack
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2008, 10:21:41 AM »

Thank you......Now....what does J A C K  mean?
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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2008, 10:48:04 AM »

Thank you......Now....what does J A C K  mean?

Just Another Country Kid?  I will have to ask my Momma & Dad. 
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« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2008, 11:21:15 AM »

ChazW....

I guess you don't know Jack about Jack!

But I know Jack.

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« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2008, 03:45:05 PM »

Thank you.....what does ymmv mean?


What does "Thank you" mean?

Oh, sorry, I forgot I'm in MN.

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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2008, 03:51:14 PM »

ChazW....

I guess you don't know Jack about Jack!

But I know Jack.


And I really do not know J@CK  $HIT!

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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2008, 07:28:14 AM »

JACK SCHITT


For some time many of us have wondered just who is Jack Schitt? We find ourselves at a loss when someone says, 'You don't know Jack Schitt!' Well, thanks to my genealogy efforts, you can now respond in an intellectual way.

Jack Schitt is the only son of Awe Schitt. Awe Schitt, the fertilizer magnate, married O. Schitt, the owner of Needeep N. Schitt, Inc. They had one son, Jack.

In turn, Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt. The deeply religious couple produced six children: Holie Schitt, Giva Schitt, Fulla Schitt, Bull Schitt, and the twins Deep Schitt and Dip Schitt.

Against her parents' objections, Deep Schitt married Dumb Schitt, a high school dropout. After being married 15 years, Jack and Noe Schitt divorced. Noe Schitt later married Ted Sherlock, and because her kids were living with them, she wanted to keep her previous name. She was then known as Noe Schitt Sherlock

Meanwhile, Dip Schitt married Loda Schitt, and they produced a son with a rather nervous disposition named Chicken Schitt. Two of the other six children, Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt, were inseparable throughout childhood and subsequently married the Happens brothers in a dual ceremony. The wedding announcement in the newspaper announced the Schitt-Happens nuptials. The Schitt-Happens children were Dawg, Byrd,
and Horse.

Bull Schitt, the prodigal son, left home to tour the world. He recently returned from Italy with his new Italian bride, Pisa Schitt.

Now when someone says, 'You don't know Jack Schitt,' you can correct them.

Sincerely,
Crock O. Schitt

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« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2008, 08:23:56 AM »

Does anyone have a part number for the blower belt tensioner switch on an MC9.  It's the second set of pictures, first picture in this post.  Looking to replace it, cause she is leaking quite a bit of air, and was going to call and get a price.

Thanks,

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