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Old 02-14-2010, 12:11 PM   #1
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THOUGHTS ON A DIFFERENT SKOOLIE

i MIGHT AQUIRE A NEWER SKOOLIE ITS A 2002 FREIGHTLINER THOMAS 71 PASS RAISED ROOF 5.9 CUMMINS ALLISON 2000 TRANNY PERFECT SHAPE WITH A 100000 MILES I HAVE KNOWN THIS BUS SINCE NEW I HAVE MAINTAINED THIS BUS SINCE NEW IT HAS NEW BRAKES ALL AROUND ROTORS,PADS LINES GOF EVERY 6000 MILES BUS IS MINT
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:06 PM   #2
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Re: THOUGHTS ON A DIFFERENT SKOOLIE

There is nothing like knowing the full history, and being the one who actually took care of the bus! Sounds like a match made in heaven for you! It sounds like it has juice brakes instead of air brakes. If so, what has been your experience with juice brakes? I always hear that the Girling juice brakes are not all that great when it comes time for work or parts.
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:56 PM   #3
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Re: THOUGHTS ON A DIFFERENT SKOOLIE

wasn't it pretty much just ford that used those wierd hydraulic wedge brakes in the 80's/early 90's?

I had juice brakes on a bus i drove for 30K miles, and i didn't have any complaints.....except that i couldn't run my air tools! I drove that bus from Michigan to nevada and back 3 times. In frigid climates, hydro brakes are less problematic than air brakes.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
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Re: THOUGHTS ON A DIFFERENT SKOOLIE

THIS UNIT ITS ORIGANAL BRAKES WENT 40,000 THEN I PUT RORORS ON IT AT 55,000 DUE TO TONE RING ROT THEN COMPLETE ROTORS CALIPERS FLEX BRAKE LINES STEEL BRAKE LINES AT 95000 ALSO IT HAD THE BOOSTER REPLACED AT 80,000 OTHER THAN THAT I PUT TRANSYND IN IT AT 5,000 MILES AND CHANGED THE TRANNY FLUID EVERY 30,000 THIS BUS HAS BEEN AN EXCELLANT VEHICLE
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