Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-01-2019, 10:35 AM   #1
New Member
 
2jens1forever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 8
Losing Power

Hey guys! We are on our first trip out and made it about 300 miles and we are having a bit of an issue. We appear to be losing power when we accelerate. We will drop from 45mph to 35mph and she seems like she is struggling and then all of a sudden gain some power back. Last night it seemed like she was taking longer to get power back. We have about 200 more miles before we have a place to stay. Any suggestions on what to do? How to find help? Should we try to make it to our destination? We are traveling with pets and baby.
2jens1forever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2019, 10:45 AM   #2
Bus Crazy
 
Sleddgracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: south east BC, close to the Canadian/US border
Posts: 1,971
Chassis: still looking for my bus
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2jens1forever View Post
Hey guys! We are on our first trip out and made it about 300 miles and we are having a bit of an issue. We appear to be losing power when we accelerate. We will drop from 45mph to 35mph and she seems like she is struggling and then all of a sudden gain some power back. Last night it seemed like she was taking longer to get power back. We have about 200 more miles before we have a place to stay. Any suggestions on what to do? How to find help? Should we try to make it to our destination? We are traveling with pets and baby.
check fuel filters first
Sleddgracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2019, 10:57 AM   #3
Bus Crazy
 
brokedown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 2,327
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC2000 FE
Engine: Cummins 5.9
Rated Cap: 72
FUEL FILTERS!

I had this EXACT situation on my bus: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f39/12...oke-25235.html

My bus runs great after replacing the filters, i've done over two thousand miles since then.
__________________
Keep up with us and our build!
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter
brokedown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2019, 12:49 PM   #4
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,549
Year: 2001
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: IH
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 14
This is a *VERY* common symptom for fuel filter replacement.


You'll probably want to replace fuel filters every oil change, or 10K miles or so. Keep spares on hand for replacement should you get a bad batch of fuel.
Brad_SwiftFur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2019, 01:12 PM   #5
Site Team
 
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Posts: 1,133
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: International
Engine: T444E 7.3L
I agree with all the above!
Johnny Mullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2019, 03:05 PM   #6
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Picton,Ont, Can.
Posts: 1,717
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: GMC
Engine: Cat 3116
Rated Cap: 72
Head to the closest town and see if you can find filters there and change them.
2 hundred miles on a bronc aint' no fun.. best of luck folks,


John
__________________
Question everything!
BlackJohn is offline   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 12:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.