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Old 01-06-2018, 12:36 AM   #901
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Nice to hear you excited and still have the bug
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:51 AM   #902
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One of the techs was really enamored with the bus. Seemed to think I got a really good deal, despite the coolant leak. We started talking buses and mechanical vs electronic. They said the mechanical engines were MUCH better built and lasted twice as long. Then the Vt-365 came up. They said to avoid it at all costs. They even called it a boat anchor. "Folks with those engines end up working on them more than driving them" was one comment.
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:07 AM   #903
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I think the key to the VT-365 is that it has to be maintained extremely well from the beginning.. ive talked to those with them running many many miles but the common theme is they owned it from the beginning and are meticulous about the maintenance.. esp coolant and oil maintenence..

when we buy a used school bus we have no idea really whether they checked the coolant chemicals, changed it on time, used distilled water or tap water or even brand of coolant...

oil is the same way.. maybe there are some service records but they arent often super detailed so its tough to know exactly what was done..

just like this bus.. Idont think Navistar spec'd "blue coolant"..

did that dealer guy give you any idea of what the correct coolant mixture / brand / type and procedure is for that bus?

that mechanics sentiments echo what ive been hearing as I tlak to people.. that the rear part of the cover rarely ever goes bad in the coolant leak situation..

-Christopher
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:12 AM   #904
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I think the key to the VT-365 is that it has to be maintained extremely well from the beginning.. ive talked to those with them running many many miles but the common theme is they owned it from the beginning and are meticulous about the maintenance.. esp coolant and oil maintenence..

when we buy a used school bus we have no idea really whether they checked the coolant chemicals, changed it on time, used distilled water or tap water or even brand of coolant...

oil is the same way.. maybe there are some service records but they arent often super detailed so its tough to know exactly what was done..

just like this bus.. Idont think Navistar spec'd "blue coolant"..

did that dealer guy give you any idea of what the correct coolant mixture / brand / type and procedure is for that bus?

that mechanics sentiments echo what ive been hearing as I tlak to people.. that the rear part of the cover rarely ever goes bad in the coolant leak situation..

-Christopher
They said the coolant was Fleetguard. They said I could run any color as long as I stayed on top of it.
I'll be running Shell yellow ELC when I get this fixed.
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:42 AM   #905
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Good deal.

Get the CD with the FSM and take it to Kinkos. Print 4 copies and price will go down, sell the other 3 to Board members.

Good Luck. At least you aren't working on it where it gets -18 at night.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:06 AM   #906
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We may not make as much money down here, but we can live normal lives most of the year!
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:01 PM   #907
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We may not make as much money down here, but we can live normal lives most of the year!
Normal? Did someone say "normal"????? Since when does "normal" describe our community???? LOL!!!!!

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Old 01-06-2018, 12:03 PM   #908
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Normal? Did someone say "normal"????? Since when does "normal" describe our community???? LOL!!!!!

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Old 01-06-2018, 12:05 PM   #909
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I sit corrected......

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Old 01-07-2018, 07:04 PM   #910
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Well now this is just UNACCEPTABLE! how dare you let a FULL DAY pass without an update post or any news!
Its just not right when I log into Skoolie.net and I dont see Roll Another One in the recent threads list. Now how am i supposed to live vicariously thru you CB? Get your Sh#t together already! LMAO

Seriously tho, this is the longest I have seen without this thread in the top 10 of new posts. Hope all is going well and you making some progress on you shorty.
Doug

PS this was really just to put your thread back in the recent column
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