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Old 07-27-2015, 08:54 PM   #41
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I found that Goo Gone and rough steel wool took care of the leftover adhesive from all the stickers.
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:44 PM   #42
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The last few times I've started the bus up a light on the dash reading "intake htr" lights up. Not sure if this is something I should be worried about. Haven't run the bus long enough to see if it goes away (was just moving it around each time).

Hmmmm.
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:54 PM   #43
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The last few times I've started the bus up a light on the dash reading "intake htr" lights up. Not sure if this is something I should be worried about. Haven't run the bus long enough to see if it goes away (was just moving it around each time).

Hmmmm.
I wouldn't start a diesel if I don't have enough time to let it get up to temp or at least warm.
That said- the light is the intake heater indicator.
Is it cold or cool where you are?
I'm just guessing but it could be that the intake heater needs to warm up before you crank it. Have you tried turning the key on but not starting the engine right away? if not, don't crank it right away. Let the gauges sweep and see if the light goes away after 10-30 seconds.
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:58 PM   #44
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So it's pretty much the glow plugs for the bus? It was like 95 degrees (f) out when I was starting it, so I hadn't even considered let it warm up before starting it.... I'll try that.
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:19 PM   #45
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what engine do you have?
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:21 PM   #46
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I wouldn't start a diesel if I don't have enough time to let it get up to temp or at least warm.
That said- the light is the intake heater indicator.
Is it cold or cool where you are?
I'm just guessing but it could be that the intake heater needs to warm up before you crank it. Have you tried turning the key on but not starting the engine right away? if not, don't crank it right away. Let the gauges sweep and see if the light goes away after 10-30 seconds.
Correct, every one of the diesels at work need 20 seconds to warm the intake before starting, even in warmer climates.
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Old 08-02-2015, 12:58 PM   #47
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Ordered Ospho online last Sunday and it was delivered on Wednesday. Applied it to the rusty spots the other day with a brush. Not sure how I feel about the results. In some spots it worked like a charm after about 24 hours (surfaces turned black), in others it still looks rusty as all get out. I think I may not have put enough on some spots.

So yesterday I used a spray bottle to reapply it to the spots where it hadn't seemed to have penetrated, looking better today, although the white gunk that has formed over some of it is somewhat intimidating. Hoping it dries and turns to powder as advertised.

Pictures are after the first coat of Ospho.

There are a few very small holes in the floor, mostly around the entrance. I'm thinking of just using caulk and some small sheet metal squares to seal them up. The metal still looks pretty solid.

Pictures are here: http://imgur.com/a/AkYcP/all
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:10 PM   #48
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You need to get as must of the rust off before using the Ospho.
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:29 PM   #49
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Instructions said to remove all loose rust scale. I ground off everything loose.
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:34 PM   #50
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It took awhile, but eventually the white gunk turned to powder on my floor. I did have to reapply the ospho because I didn't put enough on the first time. I used a sprayer to apply it, and in the heaviest area of rust put a lot on. I think it took a week or two before it was dust, but it could have been a little quicker.
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