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Old 12-01-2011, 01:36 PM   #21
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Re: 1996 GMC BlueBird w/ 6.4 L .....bus to TELLURIDE 2012

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granted and decided to be lazy rather than seek to improve him/her/self educationally or work at a job
Im not trying to start anything but, i work 35-40 hours a week and have been for the past 2 1/2 years. I have also already been accepted to three colleges. No hard feelings though

Having that said, anyone wanna help me find out more about these types of busses or questions?? any information would be greatly apprechiated.
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:46 PM   #22
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Re: 1996 GMC BlueBird w/ 6.4 L .....bus to TELLURIDE 2012

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Im not trying to start anything but, i work 35-40 hours a week and have been for the past 2 1/2 years. I have also already been accepted to three colleges. No hard feelings though

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Hah! I kind of figured that. What college do you like, and will they let you park your bus there? Hah!
Good luck busin'. There are people here way smarter than me, but if you need my help with anything just ask.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:00 PM   #23
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Re: 1996 GMC BlueBird w/ 6.4 L .....bus to TELLURIDE 2012

Okkkkkk so i figured out its a 3116 Catipillar...that took a while....number was rubbed off on engine. So does anyone know some background on these engines????
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:30 PM   #24
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Re: 1996 GMC BlueBird w/ 6.4 L .....bus to TELLURIDE 2012

carpy eng made in japan....3208 cat is the best,hold up longer...the 3116 is a 5000 mile eng,will hold up if u keep your foot out of it.its not a work hard eng
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:35 PM   #25
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Re: 1996 GMC BlueBird w/ 6.4 L .....bus to TELLURIDE 2012

Yea that seems to be the consensus after looking some info up. But some people said that its not built for speed, but to run all day long??? The bus currently has 190k miles on it. What are some of the first things i should look at working on it to better prepare it for our trip to CO from NC??? Thanks!
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:46 PM   #26
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Dont worry about it, just keep it maintained.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:07 PM   #27
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Get the thing perfect mechanically. The interior will take a lot of time and planning....rough it. ;)
Good plan... especially before taking a long trip, or putting hundreds of hours in the interior and exterior.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:24 PM   #28
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Yeah, but for this engine (which i am not too familliar with) i was looking for like a top 5 check list two start off with like:
1.) Pump hoses
2.) oil, oil/fuel filters
3.) Valve seals/check heads
4.) ???
5.) ????
any ideas???
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:30 PM   #29
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Re: 1996 GMC BlueBird w/ 6.4 L .....bus to TELLURIDE 2012

I'd skip #3 unless you really had a reason to. Not sure about valve adj. suggestions on that engine but that might be something you'd do.

Change oil and ALL filters. Get a spare fuel filter to have handy.
Check all gear oils
Grease everything
Change tranny oil and filter
Check belts/hoses
Drain air tanks, check air dryer if it has one.
Check tires for sure.
Air brakes? Check brake adjustments.

There, that will keep you busy for a while. ;)
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What are some of the first things i should look at working on it to better prepare it for our trip to CO from NC??? Thanks!
The usual. Check belts and hoses, replace as needed. Have spares. Change lube oil and filters. Change/service air filter. Change fuel filters, have spares. Check tires and (if air brakes) check slack adjusters. Check power steering fluid. Have some tools, and some spare fluids. Check coolant level (in CO I'd assume you've checked your antifreeze.) Check battery levels and connections. Check all running lights. It would be nice to flush and change coolant. Does your bus have a relatively recent inspection sticker, if so just go, but bring credit card.
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