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Old 03-20-2017, 11:28 PM   #1841
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cowlitzcoach; Years ago many buses were fitted with that air scoup and duct at the top rear of the bus for additional air flow in the engine compartment. Would something like that increase the airflow enough to help these newer buses with the heat issue?
I honestly don't know. I have driven Gillig buses with and without the high capacity air scoop. Both types overheated if it was hot enough outside and the hill was long or steep enough.

I think the major problem isn't so much getting air into the engine compartment but getting air to go through the radiator and coolers and then exiting the engine compartment.

You are trying to move air from a low pressure area and trying to make it go into a high pressure area. The laws of physics are some of the laws you just can't fudge.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:52 PM   #1842
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Thanks Cowlitz. More and more I'm appreciating the relative simplicity of this TC1000.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:14 AM   #1843
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:26 AM   #1845
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I honestly don't know. I have driven Gillig buses with and without the high capacity air scoop. Both types overheated if it was hot enough outside and the hill was long or steep enough.

I think the major problem isn't so much getting air into the engine compartment but getting air to go through the radiator and coolers and then exiting the engine compartment.

You are trying to move air from a low pressure area and trying to make it go into a high pressure area. The laws of physics are some of the laws you just can't fudge.
obviously cooling of busses isnt thought of very much by engineers.. it must be assumed all school busses run in the winter up north or something..

after all; why would navistar have made the bastardized 1/2 rad and 1/2 Charge cooler setup.. then outfitted it with a thermal viscous fan clutch,...

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Old 03-21-2017, 11:59 AM   #1847
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:38 AM   #1848
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Anybody score a bus in the Salt Lake City auction today? I missed it because I was out all day but looking at the prices there were some good deals. A bunch of 84pass FE TC2000's. None went above $2000. Hope someone on here got a deal!
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cowlitzcoach; Years ago many buses were fitted with that air scoup and duct at the top rear of the bus for additional air flow in the engine compartment. Would something like that increase the airflow enough to help these newer buses with the heat issue?
Just what I was thinking. Works on race cars.
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