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Old 03-14-2010, 09:58 PM   #11
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Welcome to skoolie.net.

As for your engine not starting, one thing I ran into about a dozen times before I finally started to keep it straight in my head... I would often leave the transmission in gear after setting the brake, and forget to return it to neutral. The bus just won't start with it in gear. First time it happened, I thought "oh crap, I broke it". After that, I just kept thinking "you dummy, you left it in gear again". Now, I don't forget. lol

Hopefully it is something as simple as that. There are often other safety circuits that can cause an engine not to start, such as a door open, or something similar.

Can't wait to see your future progress. Good luck!

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no no..I know all about having a manual tranny. I thank god for being raised with a carb on the coffee table, now i am no way a mechanical engineer like my father, however most of my buddies call me for car trouble... this is my first time ever with a diesel... and Ive been trying to learn and research the air brakes... I'm guessing i am having two problems...(I need to see)starter not getting power....brakes not getting pressure....oh. out here on 40acres with no cat, I seem to have a mouse and rat attraction to under the hoods of all the vehicles.... so i just seem to need a cat and a helping hand...ie. its hard to turn the key and listen for solenoid over brake pressure alarm
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:04 PM   #12
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The tank is galvanized. It is a great tank. Better then plastic. No out gassing. Even if it is slightly rusty, which I doubt, the iron is good for women folk. Also crusty is good because of the calcium content. Alge is not so good and interestingly grows better in plastic tanks. When the tank is empty it is slightly heavier than the plastic one. So... good old dad might have to figure in to move it around.

I use my one set of panels to charge three batteries for my house. I use the batteries for my laptop and a light with power to spare.
whats out gassing? i like calcium and iron....i get lots from the 280ft well we just had dug, a few years ago now, leaves a stain in the bottom of my water jugs, and i guess sediment, the white flaky-ness... seems like this bus is a solo mission... Just me and the dog ... have a few friends i hope to trade work for help on stuff that's damn impossible to do by yourself..
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:14 PM   #13
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is the brake pressure not letting the starter get power? and Ive read that the pressure alarm is frequent in these models to go off when your cruzin and you are supposed to pull over and turn off the bus and back on again? lame...
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:22 PM   #14
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[quote="mightybus"]Micro plastic particles leach into the water and end up embedded in your tissue. On the galvanized tank and on your well just use a sediment filter. 280 ft is pretty good. Mine is 530ft deep. I use a 1000 gallon storage tank to let the hydrogen sulfide percolate out.

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oh, when u put it like that, yuck... half as deep.. i think I'm at 1400 elevation here on the Ozark plateau
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:38 PM   #15
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okay so happy to hear that its not necessarily a brake problem...yet. home-cooked meals are easy to come by around here.... i would have to say i cook great from a box as well(normally a ramen and pees kind of eater)... yup i really want to get the bus going...hope to get to travel again soon... truly need to focus on that more so than converting...its just not as much fun and I'm scared to know the cost of any major repairs... also not to mention the 6 crap tires...thinking about taking it to this diesel repair and welding place right down the road...gonna need the battery box/frame part welded(its rusted off almost) and inspection/tune up?... will take pics tomorrow of awesome stellar progress...hopefully
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:56 PM   #16
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24 min long....gonna have to view when i can get on a faster internet, its just taking too long.... 167 army training video, cool, I'm very interested
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:58 PM   #17
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Welcome aboard, Moliska!

An other fact of nature is that when a single lady bus-owner shows up on this predominantly male forum, there will be two pages of helpful posts from single men in three hours flat.

I'm worried about your heater hose fittings. They seem to be the kind that is intended for soldering, and they have no ridges to bite into the rubber hose and keep it secure. I fear that the pressure in the hose will eventually blow the fittings off. The oil you applied only makes it worse.

This happened to me a few months ago. And my fittings had ridges! But they were plastic and deformed from the heat, so same problem.

What you need is metal fittings with at least one raised ridge that the hose clamp cannot slide over. If you look at the heater you removed, I bet you will find such a ridge on each pipe.

If you were not 2000 miles away, I'd trade you a herd of stray "mousers" for one of those home-cooked meals.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:04 PM   #18
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Welcome aboard, Moliska!

An other fact of nature is that when a single lady bus-owner shows up on this predominantly male forum, there will be two pages of helpful posts from single men in three hours flat.

I'm worried about your heater hose fittings. They seem to be the kind that is intended for soldering, and they have no ridges to bite into the rubber hose and keep it secure. I fear that the pressure in the hose will eventually blow the fittings off. The oil you applied only makes it worse.

This happened to me a few months ago. And my fittings had ridges! But they were plastic and deformed from the heat, so same problem.

What you need is metal fittings with at least one raised ridge that the hose clamp cannot slide over. If you look at the heater you removed, I bet you will find such a ridge on each pipe.

If you were not 2000 miles away, I'd trade you a herd of stray "mousers" for one of those home-cooked meals.
Is that whats going on....trying to keep it all on the bus... really that's what I'm here for....NO don't say its true!! your right, huh? again, now three times...what if i left it like that with that valve in the drivers area closed and didn't use heat for the summer?? is there still pressure?
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:09 PM   #19
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It seems that everyone is very hungry? I shall cook a feast for all...(but not the mice)
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:10 PM   #20
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lots of snakes would solve my mice problem.....
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