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Old 02-06-2019, 01:51 PM   #1
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runs rough. B700.

Our Skoolie runs so rough. '88 B700. How can we make it not so loud!

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Old 02-06-2019, 02:39 PM   #2
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IDK I had an 85 and it was loud.
Turn up the radio?
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Old 02-06-2019, 02:43 PM   #3
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Radio is broken.
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Old 02-06-2019, 02:48 PM   #4
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It has a Turbo too.
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Old 02-06-2019, 02:59 PM   #5
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We are trying to get it to idle more quietly, and using less diesel.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:00 PM   #6
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considering adding propane.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:07 PM   #7
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I was going to just tap a hole in the intake and jam a hose from my big propane tank onto it.

put a valve up in the driver's cab.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:48 PM   #8
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When was the engine last given a complete tune up and injector check? Properly tuned it should be smooth and get the best mpg's. I'd be inclined to try that before propane if for no other reason than adding anything to a bad running engine is really not a fix.


Sorry...had to ask about the state of tune.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:50 PM   #9
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There are no shops nearby who won't take us for our first born.
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:21 PM   #10
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What motor is it?
My 86 b700 has an 8.2.
Which one Is the issue?
Is it running rough or is it just to loud?
Two completely different issues.
Two completely different fixes.
Running rough you can fix.
To loud you can dampen the sound but only to a point.
A front engine dog nose diesel is always going to sound like its screaming at you while on the road cause the engine is in font of you and you are traveling forward into the sound.
Minimize idle time.
Unless the bus is already up to operating temp.
And then it's a difference of opinion on if the idle time is good or bad.
A rough running engine can be several things?
If it is running poorly what sounds are you hearing?
Big clicking/clanking/clattering noise?
Or just the motor is loud and you can feel the vibrations throughout?
Let us know.
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