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Old 01-03-2018, 06:00 PM   #831
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:02 PM   #832
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:04 PM   #833
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It isn't the only reason, but it was a factor for sure. I've driven a few mechanical buses and the complex linkage and multiple springs make for a sore leg, especially when you try to do 8 hours on the interstate.
I wanted power, ac, and cruise control since this was to be used a lot.
Even the young guy that bought RYO said his leg was killing him when he got the bus home.
I can relate.

The mechanical linkage in my 40' RE Eagle drove me NUTS!! it was really stiff.

So, I installed an air throttle. Made a huge difference in driving comfort.
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:29 PM   #834
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leaking liners arent likely to cause coolant moistiure in the blow-by.. blown head gaskets can.. leaking liners p[uit coolant in the opil... the liner seals are at the bottom of the cylinder and arent in the combustion chamber..

im still going to say and sticxk to it that we really HAVE NO IDEA of the bad parts.. it could be $78 gasket thats cracked and broken.. thats whjy i asked how they came about the cover? oh because the TSI ewas released by navistar? or does he see metal damage on the cover..

this is 2018, these guys should be emailing detailed pictures and descriptions of how they determined a laundry list of parts needs replaced....
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:32 PM   #835
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I'm thinkin that a few ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZs may have done some good(-: Once the bus is in that $35. mo. lot, and broken down, You're on your way. Don't over look the idea of contacting local school districts, and shops, to see if one of their mechanics might 'moon light' with you. Hell, the idea of bartering, should always be considered too.

To hell with all this doom and gloom. You've got too many fans that are behind you, and willing to assist, even if from afar. Your towel ain't dirty enough to throw it in, so let's go. I can't wait for you to drive that bus to that "dealer" and just drive it around their lot. Maybe 4 times, or one lap for every grand you saved, by doing it yourself.

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Old 01-03-2018, 07:40 PM   #836
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I SOO wish u were around this area (VA). My uncle used to own his own parts shop, was bought out, but he still runs it. He has his own garage with lifts and tools at his house. Works on tractor trailers. That and I would let you park behind my house as long as u needed. Dont know this shawn guy u keep saying doesnt want non running vehicle in his yard. BUT, as long as you didnt leave parts everywhere and make it look ghetto, a real friend would understand and HELP.
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:48 PM   #837
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leaking liners arent likely to cause coolant moistiure in the blow-by.. blown head gaskets can.. leaking liners p[uit coolant in the opil... the liner seals are at the bottom of the cylinder and arent in the combustion chamber..

im still going to say and sticxk to it that we really HAVE NO IDEA of the bad parts.. it could be $78 gasket thats cracked and broken.. thats whjy i asked how they came about the cover? oh because the TSI ewas released by navistar? or does he see metal damage on the cover..

this is 2018, these guys should be emailing detailed pictures and descriptions of how they determined a laundry list of parts needs replaced....
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I agree. They're not even answering any questions, and for the $300 estimate I certainly expect a full diagnosis.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:01 PM   #838
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I agree. They're not even answering any questions, and for the $300 estimate I certainly expect a full diagnosis.

Would you get a full diagnosis without some tear down? I think not. They probably want three hours labor for time already spent if nothing got accomplished. No sense arguing, move it out, they are not deserving your business.

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Old 01-03-2018, 08:07 PM   #839
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Would you get a full diagnosis without some tear down? I think not. They probably want three hours labor for time already spent if nothing got accomplished. No sense arguing, move it out, they are not deserving your business.

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I know this, and that's been the plan. Should be going to get it out of their shop tomorrow.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:13 PM   #840
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I know this, and that's been the plan. Should be going to get it out of their shop tomorrow.
Really? Not what you just told Christopher above.

They might cut you some slack hopefully, good luck. Got a new space for it?

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