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Old 11-22-2017, 06:38 PM   #1171
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at this point the trouble in many cities is that when a project is finished, its time to go onto the next right away.. only to find that the roads have worn out 10 years later dude to the heavy traffic. and the project has to be done again..

I-70,I-75 and I-71 through ohio are MAJOR routes.. lots of trucks and cars both.. some part of these freeways are always under construction just to keep up with the wear on the roadways.. even in the 1 million person city of Columbus roads are always in pieces.... and many of the roads and their alternate routes in pieces at the same time... grrrr..

**BUT**. my red bus with new kingpins, draglinks, alignment,lash adjusted, front wheel bearings, 2 new tires.. drives AWESOME now.. even in construction zones the steering wheel isnt buffet-ed in my hands like it was..

-Christopher
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:38 PM   #1172
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Iím glad you were able to see Eddie ❤️


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Old 11-23-2017, 08:08 PM   #1173
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Got word from Keith this morning. He made it all the way to his place in Del Rio last night late.
Bus did well, as expected. Glad he made it with no drama or issues.
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:11 PM   #1174
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The bus and I made it to Del Rio in one piece! Thanks to Charlie for all of his help and hospitality. It was a surprisingly fun drive... terrifying at times as a first-time driver of a vehicle that large, but a great experience nonetheless.

I'm going to start a new conversion thread for RYO #1 under the new name I've chosen for it.
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:03 AM   #1175
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The bus and I made it to Del Rio in one piece! Thanks to Charlie for all of his help and hospitality. It was a surprisingly fun drive... terrifying at times as a first-time driver of a vehicle that large, but a great experience nonetheless.

I'm going to start a new conversion thread for RYO #1 under the new name I've chosen for it.
Enjoy! Can't wait to see it done!
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:24 AM   #1176
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that bus is a TROOPER!! i never got it to ride it, but just hearing its engine run when we started it a few times i could tell its SOLID!.

-Christopher
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:28 AM   #1177
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that bus is a TROOPER!! i never got it to ride it, but just hearing its engine run when we started it a few times i could tell its SOLID!.

-Christopher
That oil change and additive really made it sound nice. Smoother and quieter.
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:31 AM   #1178
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That oil change and additive really made it sound nice. Smoother and quieter.

I need to put some of that additive in both of mine.. did you ever use it in your 444E? (the oil additive).

these diesel engines love fresh oil.. I change mine every 6000 miles..

what did you use? hotshot secret?

-Christopher
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:40 AM   #1179
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I need to put some of that additive in both of mine.. did you ever use it in your 444E? (the oil additive).

these diesel engines love fresh oil.. I change mine every 6000 miles..

what did you use? hotshot secret?

-Christopher
Yeah, it seemed to quiet down both the 444 and 466 I had.
I'll try it on this next bus, and this time I'll have someone with a smartphone measure the sound level before and after to see if it' real or in my head.
Hotshot's oil additive. Its on sale at Tractor Supply right now, as are air compressors.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:06 AM   #1180
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Yeah, it seemed to quiet down both the 444 and 466 I had.
I'll try it on this next bus, and this time I'll have someone with a smartphone measure the sound level before and after to see if it' real or in my head.
Hotshot's oil additive. Its on sale at Tractor Supply right now, as are air compressors.
my 444 is LOUD!! when its cold.. if you have never heard one of these things run when its 25 degrees or below outside then you havent heard Loud.. lol anything to quiet that thing down.. of course once it is driven awhile it gets quieter..

my DT-360 is really quiet when its cold..

-Christopher
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