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Old 12-17-2017, 05:39 AM   #401
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Hope you get it softed out atleast yor are home and not on the road. Does your bus have a split radiator/inter cooler?



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Nope- full rad , full intercooler.


On another note- I'm getting no smoke from the exhaust. None at all.
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:15 AM   #402
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Your luck is still holding out, because this coolant problem didn't occur on the trip from TX.


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Old 12-17-2017, 06:30 AM   #403
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Exactly.
I'm not all butt-hurt about this. Has it ruined my weekend? maybe.... But at least its in a place I can work on it.
If all else fails there's a semi-reputable diesel repair shop two miles up the road from the bus.
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:04 AM   #404
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Just rolled another one, and are heading over to meet up with Josh and Hillary at the local Starbucks.
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Old 12-17-2017, 04:13 PM   #405
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An 8.3 in a bus that short would be wild.. and unlikely. Can you get the VIN #?

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Old 12-17-2017, 04:14 PM   #406
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Make SURE its an 8.3. Never seen one in a bus that size. That would be AWESOME!


I got some bad news today. Fired up the bus, and ten minutes into running I saw coolant pooling under the passenger side front of the engine. Above the waterpump. Behind the alternator, under the thermostat housing. I'm 99.9% sure that the culprit is the front engine cover aka timing cover. The spot where the leak is coming from would be right where the coolani inlet and outlet to the block are.

Anyone replaced this before? Looks do-able but like a huge job.
Oh no. What do you do?

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Old 12-17-2017, 04:15 PM   #407
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That would not be a slow bus. If that bus is in good shape you won't likely be disappointed.
Robin, I haven't seen another one with that size. It would be a good thing you're saying?

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Old 12-17-2017, 05:02 PM   #408
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ECCB, I have the option to purchase this bus. Does anyone know anything about it? Thomas Bus with Cummins 8.3 motor. Looks similar to yours.

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Wow, Never saw a ISC in a shor-tay.



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Old 12-17-2017, 06:14 PM   #409
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If that's a shorty in reasonable condition with an 8.3, I'd consider buying it myself.

Is that an auction vehicle?

That's an unheard of setup in a bus. It's a unicorn, even if someone had to make it happen by swapping in the 8.3.

That's a lot like CB finding a shorty with the 466. It's worth fixing up if it needs it. I've got to be curious about how much it would take to buy that shorty.
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:50 PM   #410
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Thanks to Josh, the electrics are working. It was that solenoid that wasn't showing any power. He fixed it right up.
The only thing that doesn't work now is the noise kill button, that I can live without!
There must have been some kind of short in the buzzers for the doors, as soon as the electrics went to working the buzzers wouldn't stop. Disconnected them, no harm to the interlock! No buzzers, bus starts and runs great, and almost everything is now working.

The front cover is the next order of business for sure.
That will be a big job.
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