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Author Topic: STRANDED IN NASHVILLE NEED BLEEDER VALVES  (Read 4407 times)
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« on: September 08, 2008, 03:50:10 PM »

Hello Everyone,

Well my band is on tour and we are suppose to be in Memphis tonight, but thats not happening. Both air bleeder vaules went out on our bus.

Thanks THE LORD it happened when we stop to fill up on veggie. Anyway the diesel machine said he can't get the parts in till tomorrow. wondering if there is anyone that has any idea where we could get front and back bleeder valves? If not prayer would be helpful had to cancel tonight show and tomorrow show is in OK 10 hours.  :-\Thanks a ton guys everyone is so helpful on this board its a God sent.

Peach
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008, 04:03:29 PM »

Need a little better description of the "Bleeder Valves".  If they are pipe thread fittings, can you remove them and replace with pipe plugs?  Jack
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2008, 04:57:13 PM »

If a mechanic is using the term "front and rear bleeder valves", best that you start checking him for horns and a pitchfork...

These are not proper terms for anything.

Mind yourself, its bad stewardship to be taken advantage of.

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 05:00:16 PM »

I've been in the industry for over 30 years and never heard of bleeder valves.  Watch that you're not being taken advantage of.  Get a better discription of the part and post here before you spend your hard earned money.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008, 05:17:16 PM »

Are you describing drain valves for the air tanks?
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2008, 05:47:22 PM »

What it the problem caused by these so called bleeder valves?

If we knew what the problem was that would help every one have a better idea what your mechanic might be talking about.
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2008, 05:56:34 PM »

Geez, we're quite the bunch...

I've got on the phone and talked to them...stand by for further updates... Peach was inside the truckstop...

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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2008, 06:19:04 PM »

Hey all,

Im sorry i am having major problem finding internet, so i am only able to check so offten. I can't tahnk you enough for all your help it has been one of the worst days of my life. here it it.

We stop to get veggie, filled up, and went to take off again and the air presure went down and held at about 30 psi. The fast idle kicked due to the presure not bulding up. and all the lights kicked on the dash tell me it doesn't have enough generated air.

So, i took a good walk around the bus. As a side note i call these sneezer valves....not sure what they are actually called, but one is located right in front of the drive axle in the middle, and the other is located in the door right in front of the driver side front tire, and you pull them and they release the condensation and gunk in the lines.  so anyways, i guess they have a seal and the seal went on them.  the rear 'sneezer valve' has been leaking air since we had the bus, but we didnt pay much attention to it and just thought it was normal.  the air psi has been holding steady at 90 and i was just informed today that 110 psi is where it should be at.  so the seal on the front one went and it pretty much just stays at 30 psi.  the only way i can get the air pressure to build up is by slightly pressing on the brake and pressing on the accelerator.  once i let off the brake tho, i immediately start dropping air pressure until it evens out at around 30.

so yea, not sure what the deal is but these guys are telling me the part wont be in until tomorrow and yea, theyre quoting me about 500 bucks or so :-/
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2008, 06:30:04 PM »

also, just in case anyone knows of a coach shop in the area, i am located at a Pilot. 2320 Hwy 46 South Dickson, TN 37055.  sounds like these guys are trying to rip me off
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2008, 06:43:26 PM »

Off the I40, exit 172, just north of.

Who's out there that can help these new busnuts?

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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2008, 06:49:37 PM »

ok, Peach.

You can try calling Rich at Prevost  1-877-299-8881

He is a great friend of the bus conversion community. He will steer you in the right direction.

Let him know Dallas and I say hello!

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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2008, 06:53:40 PM »

Peach, Dallas also recommends Stayley Coach at 615-860-9485.

All makes and models....

I am the secretary of the Chat this evening, so it seems....

happy coaching!
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2008, 06:56:46 PM »

Guys,  can't they remove the values and just put in a plug till they get home?Huh

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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2008, 06:57:42 PM »

He seems to be describing what I know as as automatic air tank drain valve. I think I paid $50 for mine on ebay and I don't see how one from a dealer can be more than $150.

He obviously doesn't need to replace both if only one is leaking.

This is a 20min job once the bus is over a pit.
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2008, 07:00:12 PM »

They are going to need some onsite assistance, this is their first bus experience.

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