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Old 08-10-2011, 05:35 PM   #191
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Hey Rudy,
The 3208 is the replacement for the 1160, basically the same engine with different injector pump. Neither have oval pistons.

Nice to see a familiar face. I thought that Mark O. had mentioned something about the 3208 oval shaped pistons that needed to get warmed up in order to not leak oil through the cylinder walls. Perhaps I did not quite understand what he meant.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:37 PM   #192
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thats's some exploring!

Stuff, I have detailed photos of my replacing, what I learned was, the lifter pump. It was a success.
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:27 PM   #193
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Salut Accordéon!

Tu as fait du vrai beau travail sur ta conversion! Félicitations!

By french-canadian and cajun, I guess that you're originating from New-Brunswick or Nova-Scottia? I'm a frenchie too but not cajun, I'm a Quebec-er
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:19 PM   #194
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Salut Accordéon!

Tu as fait du vrai beau travail sur ta conversion! Félicitations!

By french-canadian and cajun, I guess that you're originating from New-Brunswick or Nova-Scottia? I'm a frenchie too but not cajun, I'm a Quebec-er

Andreb, Merci. Bien oui, je suis Canadienne. Edmunston, New Brunswick.

Oh, for those who don't read French, Andreb's compliment translates to " You have done very beautiful work on your conversion! Congratulations!"
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Here are some various items, one of which I am going to guess is the governor. Here are some pictures of that. Am I correct in my guess?










As you can see, I have an oil leak on the passenger side valve cover. I don't know where it is coming from.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:44 PM   #196
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What is this thing? It has a screw-on pipe fitting. It is in the middle of the engine, situated on what would be considered the intake manifold on a gasoline engine.





(Edit) I later learned that this is the lifter pump which supplies fuel from the fuel tank, through the fuel filter, to the injector pump. I became very intimate with this pump because I had to replace it. Pics of that job coming soon.
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One last thing? What are these things on the side of the compressor? One looks like it has a screw cap on top of it, and the other thing looks like a breather of some sort. Thanks for your time to answer questions. I am impressed with the knowledge of buses and bus engines on this forum.




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Here's a report on the heating of the bus. It is now the end of December. The average temperature at night is mid twenties. It has gotten down to 17 degrees. I thought that with as much insulation that I put in to the bus, it would be warmer inside. I am using two oil filled electric heaters. I use the middle setting (900 watts). I also have three propane catalytic heaters.

If it gets down to the teens at night, I will use all three propane heaters. The electric ones are always on. It is expensive to heat this thing. I think that I am losing a lot of heat through the many windows that are in the bus.

I can see now, the importance of having a wood stove. I almost wish that I had kept mine. But, as I had mentioned, there was no room for it.

I think that if I am still here next winter, I will make an effort to seal the windows. Perhaps I will make a removable system of "storm windows" for the outside.

It's not as if I am freezing inside the bus. I can usually get the temperature to be 50 degrees higher that what it is outside if I use all my heaters. It is, however, costing me a bunch for electricity and propane.

Perhaps, I will have to do what my friend Bob does, and go to Arizona for the winter. If I didn't have my recording studio in here, I definitely would have kept my wood stove.




A report on the waste tank. It is under the bus. It got frozen this winter, making it impossible to dump. I, then, became a bear in the woods!!!
Lesson learned: mount your tanks (all of them) inside the bus.
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Doggies taking a nap.








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