Originally Posted by Dragonpop
Did you buy the bus in U.S. or Canada? Have you driven it yourself? What
is the RPM of the engine at 100kph? Is sixth gear enabled on the transmission or is it only using 5 speeds? Curious minds want to know.
I bought the bus in Canada.
I couldn't drive it myself because I didn't have air brake endorsement, so I hired somebody and just followed the bus.
I wanted to drive behind just in case something started leaking oil coolant etc I could see. It did happen.... One of the hoses that goes to cabin heater burst and we lost lots of coolant. It happened near the river and we had enough water to add.
The bus has funny cluster. The same gauges show different parameters. I don't like this idea and will replace them with convenient gauges.
Unfortunately RPM gauge didn't work..... therefore I have no idea what RPM were at 100k. The same about 6 gear. If I were a drive I could count.....
I know about Allison locking 6 gear on school buses. In worst case scenario I will build Arduino controller to shift into 6 gear. Arduino controller will take control over original unit at certain conditions. For me this is a bit too early to consider....