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Old 12-05-2007, 06:06 PM   #51
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Not only can you make it run on both, but you almost have to in order to build the heat to get the WVO up to temp after shutting down for a long period of time.

I'm with Phill on leaving a day open. I couldn't help but notice that you plan to average 70 mph across the mountains towards North Dakota. That's 70 mph average, not including fuel stops and the like. My truck was doing 40 mph up some of those mountain passes and it has a comparable (sadly) power to weight ratio to a bus.
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:58 PM   #52
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All of those "estimated" times need to be adjusted. Those were the times that google assumed it would take, I am going to go back once I find places to stay each night, and adjust all the times to reflect a 50mph average since our bus can only go up to 62mph in the first place. The only problem with leaving a day open, is that we have to make reservations at some of these places... so we need to know the days we will be there, I think I will just figure out a balanced way to distribute extra days evenly so if/when we break down we will have some days to mark off. I am still constantly working on the map and trying to find better deals/ better routes... speaking of that, anyone know a good place for a bus to stay in chicago... preferably with electric (any)?
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:27 PM   #53
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and we spent about an hour fixing my wiper at a gas station one night.
You never heard of rainx have you?
You put that on and you don't need wipers at all during a heavy rain storm. Unless you have to deal with snow it is good stuff. I like passing cars that have their wipers on high and I don't even turn mine on and can see better than they can.
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:29 AM   #54
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and we spent about an hour fixing my wiper at a gas station one night.
You never heard of rainx have you?
You put that on and you don't need wipers at all during a heavy rain storm. Unless you have to deal with snow it is good stuff. I like passing cars that have their wipers on high and I don't even turn mine on and can see better than they can.
When the wiper (drivers side) quit I was ready to put on some rainX and keep going... some other people in our group were convinced that it'd be a "quick fix" over an hour later I had the rainX applied and we were back on the road.

It rained the most of the way there and most of the way back that rainX worked great.
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Old 12-08-2007, 07:23 PM   #55
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A good wax job + rainx = perfection.
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:13 PM   #56
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So now I find out that the person that was going to repair the bus' problems no longer works as a diesel mechanic... and hates talking about diesels... so, from what the mechanic that fixed the fuel leak said, my vacuum hose is lose? What is happening is air is somehow leaking into where the fuel should be and it is causing a rough idle and a hard startup. Does someone have some experience with this and is it something I would be able to fix or would it be better to take to a mechanic? Also the parking brake doesn't work for crap... but to me that seems an easier fix, but this is my first bus and I really have no clue what I'm doing, so same question applies: is it something I woul be able to fix or would it be better to take to a mechanic?
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the mechanic that fixed the fuel leak said, my vacuum hose is lose? What is happening is air is somehow leaking into where the fuel should be and it is causing a rough idle and a hard startup. Does someone have some experience with this and is it something I would be able to fix or would it be better to take to a mechanic?
I had this same problem with my bus a few months ago. Here's a post on it. viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1488&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

Basically what happened in my case is the fuel line from the tank to the lift pump had some minor leaks in it. Usually when you think of a fuel line leak you think of fuel leaking out, well in my set up (probably yours too) the diesel is sucked from the tank to the engine through a long rubber hose (like a big straw). When it leaks it won't necessarily leak diesel out but suck air in. I traced my fuel hose from the engine to the fuel tank and found this...



I bought some new rubber hose to replace the cracked parts of mine and replaced that old fuel filter. And now my bus starts right up.

Try checking your rubber fuel line back to the tank, you might have a leak.

Good luck.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:43 AM   #58
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Cool... I'll try this today or tomorrow
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