Originally Posted by ThePimentals
This is terrible, I hope it fires right up for you. Seriously crossing my fingers. Be sure to let me know about the idler pulley bypass.
It did fire right up, thank you for your encouragement! I will post pics in a bit about the idler pulley bypass. Also belt types. It is not perfect yet as the belt still wobbles back and forth at idle but it made it 150 miles and a bunch of idling so far.
Originally Posted by crazycal
I ordered some Shell Rotella Ultra ELC, better than CAT equivalent coolant. The CAT coolant is highly revered in the diesel world and supposedly this stuff is better.
Do you have any info on this? I need to buy coolant.
I got it from here: http://www.kellerheartt.com/Rotella-.../550024730.htm
Case of 6x 50/50 and 6x concentrate are the same price so that is kind of obvious which you'd get. Enough to make 12 gallons of coolant.
Also, here: http://www.amazon.com/Mobil-112810-S...delvac+allison
is where I got Allison Trans Fluid, 4 gallons for $175. Stuff is PRICEY but I need to do a fluid / filter change soon.
So a couple of friends and I decided at the last possible second to go for a trip for a few days. We wanted to go somewhere close by A) so we know the bus isn't too far away from being towed if it breaks and B) because time before they went back to school was limited. So we packed up and decided on Shenandoah River State Park in Virginia, roughly 85 miles from my house. Pretty easy interstate drive most of the way. Bus ran like a champ, temp sat a LITTLE above 195* but not too far. That was up a steep long grade at highway speeds. We got there and the park was pretty nice, I got a space with electrical because my bus is not off-grid ready yet.
Sittin pretty. Park is very very clean. I think a little too clean. They clear cut a lot of the area where I think they should have left trees, shade is nice and trees are nice. Pretty good views too.
It did rain a lot of the time though.
Got a nice spider bite with track marks a few days before we left, and went to an Urgent Care where they gave me antibiotics.
Prepared a healthy meal,
And realized I forgot the propane hose for my coleman deal so we improvised.
Did about 11.5 mpg round trip. I will post pics of the mechanic bits tomorrow when it is light out. Thanks everyone for your support.