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Old 01-17-2016, 12:49 AM   #31
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button on the floor maybe?
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:59 AM   #32
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So I'm driving my bus back from Washington and my emissions device monitor is telling me to service now. It was on and off with service soon til it said now. So I stopped for the night but its -16 degrees so I left the engine running for heat. Can I drive with this thing as such? I don't care much about emissions at this point in time but I've got 1000 miles to go. I was thinking maybe it's cuz its so cold but if something that prevents toxic emissions is clogging up I don't wanna cause any further damage. Any help or advice is appreciated

Maybe run it at high rpm to burn the spot that may not be burning due to cold temps?
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:23 AM   #33
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I hope you have added some fuel conditioner to your fuel. At -16*, even with the engine running you could end up with a tank full of jelly.

If there isn't a button on the floor to turn the high beams off and on then it would be on the turn signal stalk. I would lean toward the button on the floor.

As far as the emissions light is concerned, I can't think of what would be installed on a bus of that vintage that would be considered an emissions device. Did you change the oil and filters before you left WA? If so, as long as the lube oil is within the safe operation zone I wouldn't be too worried. If it is a big worry stop in one of the truck shops in one of the large truck stops and ask one of the techs if they know anything about the light. Spending a few $$$ for peace of mind can be well worth the expense.
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:13 AM   #34
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Does it have the old floor switch?
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:42 AM   #35
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Your bus could very well have a Catalytic converter. I know that up here any vehicle made after 1994 (or was it '97?) is supposed to have a Cat.
It wouldn't be the first time a Cat has gotten plugged up. In witch case the solution would be to just replace it with a piece of pipe.
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Old 01-17-2016, 02:49 PM   #36
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Hehe I feel dumb. Definitely the floor switch. That wasn't in the manual tho lol must be common sense. Being from Washington I'll bet its a cat converter plugged up cuz it was too cold to operate properly ontop of the fact that I didn't have any additive til this morning when I found out that was a thing. Seems to be running OK and now has fuel with additive though. Fluid levels are fine and pressure appears fine. Still smooth sailing. I did not get a new fuel filter but it had 1000 miles on it and was replaced 9 mo ago. I was kinda nervous to drive to Seattle and he went over maintenance records with me and it appeared good enough to go
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Old 01-17-2016, 07:12 PM   #37
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Enjoy that ride back, man! Hope you're having a blast.
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Old 01-17-2016, 07:55 PM   #38
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The mountains were great. Now I know why it was so recommended to get a good drive train. My first 30 mins and I was headed up a snowy mountain. In Minnesota now. Pretty tired and wanna get home to see my lady and puppy but smooth sailing. I will say I thoroughly enjoy driving this beast!
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:11 PM   #39
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The mountains were great. Now I know why it was so recommended to get a good drive train. My first 30 mins and I was headed up a snowy mountain. In Minnesota now. Pretty tired and wanna get home to see my lady and puppy but smooth sailing. I will say I thoroughly enjoy driving this beast!
That is awesome. So looking forward to my time!
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:11 PM   #40
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Does it have auxiliary braking?
Yeah the mountains really put a drivetrain to the test!
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