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Old 07-25-2015, 10:54 PM   #11
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Thanks guys, makes sense. Its not registered while I'm converting so I can't drive it. Have to ferry some cans of fuel and let it run for longer.

"round here" the cops go to sleep about 3:00am
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:39 PM   #12
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Sounds an awful lot like what I'm trying to do with my 03 Thomas HDX. I replaced BOTH thermostats in the Cat C7 (yes, there are TWO t-stats) and have added about 3 gallons of coolant. The old t-stats were part of the problem. I couldn't get enough heat out of their to make a tepid cup of tea, let alone heat that beast. Now, it gets warm after about 30 minutes. If only I could bleed those cabin heaters easily.
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:44 AM   #13
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Always wondered what the chains did?

I've seen those chains hanging from buses and fire trucks and was not quite sure what they were:
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:53 PM   #14
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Has this issue been resolved?

One thing I didn't see mentioned is to check that the heater cut-off valves are open under the hood. All buses I've driven have one under the hood and another down by the drivers left foot.
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Old 12-18-2015, 05:39 PM   #15
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What's a hood? Is that a new invention? My HDX doesn't have one.
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:00 PM   #16
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Geez, is this amateur hour or what? In the 15 posts, I don't think I saw the electric coolant pump mentioned once.
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:44 PM   #17
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I don't seem to be having a problem with the coolant pump. It was the generation of heat within the system that gave me problems. I feel that the addition of one more gallon of antifreeze will give me some real heat.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:04 PM   #18
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What's a hood? Is that a new invention? My HDX doesn't have one.
Hood = engine hole ☺
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:22 PM   #19
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Is there a better term for the body panel that conceals a rear engine? Engine door, perhaps? In the spirit of Randall Munroe's Thing Explainer, I'm in favor or at least accepting of calling it a hood.
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Try HATCH.
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