im a schoolie! sorta kinda in a newby way. picked up the bus and drove it 40 miles home. ran good and had no trouble, but did find a few things as i drove. the front end would shake hard at approx 45 mph. this figure came from my chick that was following in the truck (bus speedo doesnt work) and she said i maintained a constant 45 mph. btw, 2500 rpm on the tach so i dont think it ever got to shift to fourth gear. ??? maintaained a 190-200 degree temp with the fan clutch not engaging. when i got her parked, i went to all wheels and felt for heat, the pass side front was really warm and the rotor was rusty red, looks like i will be fixing a sticking caliper. this is probably the cause for the shaking also. next i flipped the hood and saw the reson for the rusty water stains i was concerned about, the radiator was peeing directly on the water pump from a top seam leak. the leak is about the size of a pencil eraser and can be brazed. i also noticed i cant hear the turbo, but dont know if i should?
overall, i think it will be easy, cheap fixes and will know more when i get a couple days off. i wound up paying $1100 cash and he gave me a almost new battery!
oh, after we got the bus home, had to drive the pickup to the city about 50 miles away, as we returned and were about two miles from home, we reached an intersection, and when i touched the brake, the truck died instantly. had to get a ride home, went back yesterday and towed the truck and this morning i finished diagnostics. the fuel pump had died a very sudden death!
no good deed goes unpunished.lolololol