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Old 06-19-2015, 12:29 PM   #31
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Note the heater on the right in above pic, SCORE!!!!! Still looking for one more for the bedroom though......
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:31 PM   #32
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In Phoenix she was doing VERY well, the only exception was top speed. She pulls hills like a mountain goat, LOTS of torque! I'm in love with this engine!
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:33 PM   #33
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On the road AGAIN, onward to home! The tach shorted out about 5 minutes after the dash pic..... FIGURES!!!!!
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:36 PM   #34
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After I added my Prolong Engine Treatment the oil temp dropped rom *180 to *160. Good thing because the ambient temp. that day was *116. Better living through chemicals! One more thing is to change the thermostat from *190 down to *165. Cooler engines are happier engines!
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:39 PM   #35
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Now for some scenery... Here's a shot from the mountain in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, an airplane bone yard, and another mountain shot going home:
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:42 PM   #36
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West Texas was cool in the morning, *71, clouds, excellent driving conditions for a non-A/C bus. Once I hit Junction, TX the humidity wall hit me like a brick wall. Oh how I CAN'T WAIT to get the A/C going in her!
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:50 PM   #37
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West Texas was cool in the morning, *71, clouds, excellent driving conditions for a non-A/C bus. Once I hit Junction, TX the humidity wall hit me like a brick wall. Oh how I CAN'T WAIT to get the A/C going in her!
M1031A1, what is your gear ratio and tire size? I have a BB with same engine, 5.29 gears, tire size 12R and it does 65 at 2300 RPM, Love the looks of your bus.

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Old 06-19-2015, 12:54 PM   #38
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Thanks! I have 11R22.5 tires, Michelins. There was NO WAY I was going to attempt this trip on 9 year old front and 13 year old rear tires unless they were - you guessed it - Michelins! I LOVE Michelin tires! BTW, the tires through the heat stayed cool enough to touch! I'm suspecting my gear ratio is deeper than yours, probably in the mid 6's. Need to research what's available before making my final decision.....
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Old 06-19-2015, 01:15 PM   #39
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I missed Bill by a day, but drove through *116 heat from California to New Mexico. Drank 4 gallons of water but discharged considerably less....
Maybe it was like my trip.
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After I added my Prolong Engine Treatment the oil temp dropped rom *180 to *160. Good thing because the ambient temp. that day was *116. Better living through chemicals! One more thing is to change the thermostat from *190 down to *165. Cooler engines are happier engines!
M1031A1, can you provide information on the Prolong engine treatment?, is it specific for diesel engines? very interesting on the temp drop

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