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Old 02-22-2017, 07:04 AM   #1
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Blue Bayou might just be her name.

Hello all,
I started Demo-day last night on the new bus. waiting for family approval on the name of Blue Bayou. The bus was in OHIO a few years back as a mobile learning unit. She has a 5.9 Cummins with less than 4K miles and an Alison Auto Tranny. It has already had spray insulation through the whole interior. Someone wanted it for storage along the way and sealed the roof ac holes. One of the two roof airs made it to us inside the bus. I will be testing that one soon. They also removed almost all the wiring and I finished that last night. Who ever converted the Blue Bird partial bus into the learning center was probably the cause of the almost no miles. There were electrical shorts all through the interior 115Volt lights. Burnt wires where the romex was cut by the light fixture knock outs. I imagine the teacher that was driving this thing was showered with sparks and stopped driving it. As you will see in the pictures there are almost no windows. My wife (Madeline) is starting to get excited about our trip but not the reno... I am in construction so this is just what I do, but on wheels this time. Ok now for some pictures before this turns into a book! I moved that picture to the next reply.
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:16 AM   #2
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:27 AM   #3
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Trip Home

02/21/2017 The trip home was only 130 Miles but there were no brake downs or malfunctions. Does anyone know what temp a Cummins 5.9 should run at highway speeds? It topped out at 63 MPH and 190 degrees F. It ran closer to 185 on flat areas but went to 190 on hilly sections. This was Blue Bayou's first trip to Buc-ees!
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:39 AM   #4
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that temp is just fine. you should just worry if most engines go above 210 or 212 the boiling point. but since your coolant has additives to not boil at that temp you CAN go higher but not too much. All engines and systems are slightly different but thats just a general guideline to go off of.
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:11 AM   #5
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that temp is just fine. you should just worry if most engines go above 210 or 212 the boiling point. but since your coolant has additives to not boil at that temp you CAN go higher but not too much. All engines and systems are slightly different but thats just a general guideline to go off of.
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:37 AM   #6
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with a diesel boiling isnt the big reason for wsorrying about high temps.. the exctra high compression in the engine means getting it too hot causes the metals of the head and block expand and can either sliughtly deform causing headgasket leaks, or stretch the fasteners warping the head...

190 is perfectly fine... it likely has a 180 thermostat in it.. which means the thermostat isnt even fully open until about 190 so you werent even taxing ther cooling system at all..

on most diesels 220-230 is Red alert! red alert! 210-212 is where I start watching things like a hawk... and may even slow my speed down a bit to see if it coold down..

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