Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-02-2018, 07:55 PM   #761
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Picton,Ont, Can.
Posts: 1,124
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: GMC
Engine: Cat 3116
Rated Cap: 72
CB, have they actually pulled it apart and to what extent? I would be reeling with that estimate too. Insist they only fix the cover on the front, the back is probably good when gasketed up again. Then get it the heck home.
Labour rates and shop supplies are more than the actual job you need done.
They might stand behind their work for 30-60 days so get it out now, you'll be further ahead and it might still be useful.
This could happen to any of us bud and they are all the same, all they see is $$$signs and bonuses.
So much for CATS being a scarey expensive experience, this IS living proof.

John
__________________
Question everything!
BlackJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2018, 07:57 PM   #762
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 2,627
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Saf-T-Liner MVP ER
Engine: Cummins 6CTA8.3 Mechanical MD3060
Rated Cap: 46 Coach Seats, 40 foot
Quote:
Originally Posted by EastCoastCB View Post
I can't afford for them to take it apart, and the problem is well-known in the industry. It also pretty obvious when you have the engine pissing the coolant out right in front of your eyes.
I apparently owe them $300 for diagnosing it lol.

This is just the cherry on top of one stellar year, I tell ya what.
May I ask ...

The engine doesn't have to come out, right? What's stopping you waiting for it to warm up a bit and doing it yourself?

I know this sucks, big-time, but is there a silver lining to this cloud?
__________________
Steve Bracken

Build Thread
Twigg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2018, 07:58 PM   #763
Bus Geek
 
Robin97396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Willamina, Oregon
Posts: 6,409
Coachwork: 97 Bluebird TC1000 5.9
Does that mean you're a cummings man now?
__________________
Robin
Nobody's Business
Robin97396 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2018, 08:09 PM   #764
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 15,362
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twigg View Post
May I ask ...

The engine doesn't have to come out, right? What's stopping you waiting for it to warm up a bit and doing it yourself?

I know this sucks, big-time, but is there a silver lining to this cloud?
I'm not equipped or even capable of this kind of repair. I have nowhere to do this kind of thing.
Ask Brokedown why taking a bus apart at Shaun's is not happening. maybe if I could do it in a day, but I don't see that.
Sorry, I'm just bummed out. NO silver lining I can think of, man.
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2018, 08:10 PM   #765
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 15,362
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robin97396 View Post
Does that mean you're a cummings man now?
Not really.
I think I'll stick to my mopeds from now on.
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2018, 08:15 PM   #766
Bus Crazy
 
2kool4skool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Spring Valley AZ
Posts: 1,025
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 2 elderly children, 1 cat
Really sorry CB, damn.
__________________
Don, Mary and Spooky the cat.
2kool4skool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2018, 08:51 PM   #767
Bus Crazy
 
brokedown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 1,824
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC2000 FE
Engine: Cummins 5.9
Rated Cap: 72
It seems like a doable job, but it requires more than a day to do it. I know if it were me, I'd budget a day just for getting the accessories out of the way, and another day for putting them back where they go... And that's without knowing anything about the process of replacing the cover itself.

I'd probably plan on having it at least partially disassembled or a week.... Which would cause problems where it is.

That estimate is just unreasonable. I don't know if you have any non-dealer options around but that's a bigger pill than I could swallow.
brokedown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2018, 08:53 PM   #768
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 15,362
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by brokedown View Post
It seems like a doable job, but it requires more than a day to do it. I know if it were me, I'd budget a day just for getting the accessories out of the way, and another day for putting them back where they go... And that's without knowing anything about the process of replacing the cover itself.

I'd probably plan on having it at least partially disassembled or a week.... Which would cause problems where it is.

That estimate is just unreasonable. I don't know if you have any non-dealer options around but that's a bigger pill than I could swallow.
Going to tow it tomorrow. Probably to a junkyard.
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2018, 08:54 PM   #769
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 15,362
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2kool4skool View Post
Really sorry CB, damn.
Thanks. I've been trying to do this bus thing since I was a teenager. And it just doesn't ever really work out.
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2018, 09:09 PM   #770
Bus Nut
 
plfking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: N.C.
Posts: 518
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2kool4skool View Post
Really sorry CB, damn.
Can't really add anything to that. This blows big-time.


Don
plfking is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.