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Old 05-01-2015, 10:31 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Kathos7 View Post
I managed to get a hold of a service manual for my bus so hopefully I can engage in this fixing expedition safely. Once I fixed the low fluid levels (i have yet to examine for leaks, i need to clean the engine something fierce) now I'm experiencing what I can only assume is electrical issues. Now pushing the gas petal doesn't rev the engine. The fuse box is a mess though so I guess that's next up. I may just wait for the service manual so I'm not flailing blindly at the issues. I have no headlights or turn signals, probably also related to my dirty fuse box. I think a critter made a home in there at one point.
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:30 PM   #32
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When I got my bookmobile, my neighbor at the time (a former long-haul trucker) told me to clean the engine and keep it clean. He said it would pay dividends anytime I had to take the vehicle to a shop for work. If a technician has the pleasure of working in a clean engine bay, they will usually leave a nice note on the driver seat. They may also assume that someone with the anal retentiveness to spit-shine a diesel engine will check their work, so they may do better work than usual.

I used Simple Green cleaner and a pressure washer on my engine and it looks great ... after three or four washes. Simple Green is also biodegradable.
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