OK kids…Here's the rub. Are you ready for this????….My problem is….Squirrel's - Yes, that's right F#@king
I noticed some of the pipe insulation had been chewed upon, and thought "who the hell eats that for lunch!???" Then it dawned on me - smart tiny critters who like petroleum covered products to drive away mites and fleas in their nests….Squirrel's. The air intake tube had been chewed open from underneath, and the little bugger had made a nest complete with an Acorn storage bin inside of a good length of the tube.
I had airflow through the small access tunnel until the nest mass shifted, and lodged in the last 90 degree turn to the filter chamber! That is what made the bus just shut down power-wise.
VERY important lesson here…wildlife management in relation to bus ownership must be considered as part of a regular maintenance schedule!!!
Mystery School is back to popping block long wheelies, and at no cost - other than to the Squirrel who lost a winter home
Thank to everyone who had suggestions to fix my power loss problem. I appreciate your time and expertise very much!!
All the best…Mark