Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-31-2009, 10:16 PM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Year: 1985
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: ?
Engine: International
Rated Cap: 20
Bus Drops from 55 Mph to 45 Mph and back, huh?

Hey All,
Just bought a 1985 International 9 liter diesel. Test drove it and it ran fine, got up to 60 Mph. However, after buying the bus and driving it home it seemed sluggish. It got up to 55 Mph for awhile but would then drop to 45 Mph. After 10 mins or so it would get back up to 55 Mph then drop down again. The bus had sat for over a year, perhaps there's algae in the diesel that's clogging the filters. I put 15 fresh gallons of #2 diesel before driving it home. Any thoughts? Also the battery is about toast, but don't think that has anything to do with acceleration, only cranking the engine over. Thanks.
schaitel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2009, 11:37 PM   #2
Mini-Skoolie
 
Nachtwulf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Athens, TN
Posts: 58
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: Spartan (I think)
Engine: Cummins BT-6
Rated Cap: 72
Re: Bus Drops from 55 Mph to 45 Mph and back, huh?

I would say that your initial assessment (clogged filters) is pretty much dead on. Filters won't clean themselves, no matter how much clean diesel you have, so might as well start pulling and changing filters. Have fun.
And incidentally... WELCOME TO THE MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lee
__________________
"Adversity that does not kill you can only make you stronger."
Good Lord! I must be Superman by now!!!
Nachtwulf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 11:08 PM   #3
Bus Nut
 
frank-id's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 808
Time for filter change

A fuel filter can become clogged with a single fillup. Filters are cheap at a parts store but really expensive on the road after engine quits. Also add some diesel fuel elixer named Power service, available at Walmart. I have used this product for about 6 years and the product is great. I could nearly feel and hear the engine performance get very good in power and economy. There also many other fine fuel additives. Use Power service at twice the recommended dose for the first 5 tankfulls. All my diesels get this magic. Frank
frank-id is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 02:16 PM   #4
Bus Nut
 
TygerCub's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 784
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Genesis
Engine: Detroit
Rated Cap: 14
Re: Bus Drops from 55 Mph to 45 Mph and back, huh?

Quote:
Originally Posted by frank-id
Use Power service at twice the recommended dose for the first 5 tankfulls. All my diesels get this magic.
Excellent information! Thanks for the advice.
TygerCub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 07:37 PM   #5
Bus Nut
 
frank-id's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 808
Hey tigercub

I noticed in your utube that your engine seems to be missing the power steering belts. If I can help ya ,just send me an email. Frank
frank.id.crownatgmail.com
frank-id 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I'm back travelinwithus Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 2 12-28-2012 07:12 PM
I am Back DrJohn Short-Bus Conversion Projects 6 08-20-2012 10:38 AM
To the back of the bus! sdwarf36 Short-Bus Conversion Projects 1 05-31-2010 11:30 PM
I'm back..... Vern1 Conversion General Discussions 2 06-02-2009 01:13 PM
Crown bus BB is back frank-id Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 0 03-12-2006 11:31 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.