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Old 06-14-2010, 11:33 AM   #41
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

So i took her out for a run yesterday. Went on a 300 mile road trip to drop off some things and pick some people up. Wind was a major issue on this trip! bucked it for half the trip!! First half bucking the wind i used nearly half the tank cruising at 65mph for 2 hours, then another half hour directly into it at 75mph, then half hour with it behind going back, through a major city of stop and go traffic, then back for another 2 hours with little wind. on way back i used bout half of what i used going up...

anyhow it was 301.2 miles round trip, 23.69 USG, = 12.7 mpg.
but if it's 301.2 miles to 19.7 IMPG = 15.3 mpg, which still sucks lol.
and for the liter/100km bs.. 18.5 litre/100km

Also I think I gotta book it into a tranny shop. when we got to the mid point of the journey, (gf's dad's farm) the bus was off for a bit. When I went to leave, from there to Regina the OD light was blinking and it was shifting HARD and quick.. then on the last 2 hour journey home it was holding steady and driving normal but i could hear it kick down, kick up, kick down, kick up, etc etc. wondering if something isn't shifting right inside that big transmission...

filled to go:

filled when back:

Fuel used:


Also the bus is colour changing!! lol
all the black was vinyl that is covering the blue on the bus. We are planning to give her a paint job so all that has to come off. gonna see what she looks like with it off and make a call from there.


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Old 06-14-2010, 12:40 PM   #42
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

That seems more like it. That's still not bad fighting a strong headwind. If get anywhere near 15mpg, I think that great.
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:35 PM   #43
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300 miles west of Estevan? And you didn't even stop in to say hi??? I would be more than happy with 15 mpg, especially with winds like that. Where did your road trip take you?
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:39 PM   #44
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Re: My 1990 Ford E-350 Goshen Bus

went from Estevan to Regina to Balgonie to west Regina and then back to Estevan. The worst mileage i assume would been from Regina to Balgonie and back. that 70mph into the wind was not easy.

Also i got the bus booked in for friday at a local tranny shop. Talked to the guy over the phone and explained the symptoms and noises and he said it sounds like a bad speed sensor but could also be something inside. I just hope it wont break the bank..

Also as mentioned earlier, I think the windows with the big sliding windows in it are flipped. one window the text is right way up but the rest of them the lettering in the corner like "tempered glass" etc is upside down. which would explain my water leaking in problem... so i dunno if i should flip them back around or if i should just seal up the windows completely... I think it was flipped around when it was used as Richie Brothers Auction van.
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If the windows are still like this picture, then I agree, that is probably why they are leaking.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:32 PM   #46
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I just drilled small holes in the corners of the rubber in the window I flipped over- All I get a few drops in the track in the rain. It can be solved-but flipping the window isnt that bad of a job either.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:23 PM   #47
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how hard of a job is it? just undo a bunch of screws in the frame and it comes apart in 2 pieces?

wonder how hard it would be to remove and skin a couple...
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how hard of a job is it? just undo a bunch of screws in the frame and it comes apart in 2 pieces?

wonder how hard it would be to remove and skin a couple...
Its a piece of cake. Just undo the screws(use a new bit in the screw gun)-make note to keep the inside frame + window facing the same way-the screws are all put in there free hand-it helps if the holes line up. I used clear GE silicone II -gooped it up pretty good+just wiped the excess. The wife was holding the window from the outside while I lined up the holes. I think I got like 23 out of 24 to go.It sucked the window in nice. I bet it only took a 1/2 hour.

I bet skining it wouldn't be a bad job. They just wack a hole in side of of the bus with a saw when its made-plenty of smooth surface to work with.
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ya i saw the ton of screws on the inside. probably 100 screws or better. they are every 1 inch. Also i can see the marks from what ever drill they used. sigh...


anyhow went on a 100km round trip today, still doing the shifting thing so i parked it at the tranny fixing place. going to be there for a few days so in the mean time im gonna gut that camper.
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so its at the tranny shop but they were so busy they didnt get to it. and i worked a 12 hr shift today and its last day for plates on it...

so i guess gut the camper this weekend and hope for the best. guy at the shop said it sounds like a speed sensor is hooched.
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