Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-04-2016, 08:56 AM   #1
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: KANSAS CITY
Posts: 214
What should i take with me?

Next week i will drive me 97 Ford with 5.9 and Allison 643. The bus has been driven and started weekly bus other than that sat mostly for last 2 years with no sports trips.

Any tips on what additive should i or should i not put in the fuel? I was going to get a Fuel Filter or i for above and the one underneath. I was going to bring a long 5 gallons of Rotella. Anything wrong with not shutting it off once i head south from Des Monies to Kansas City 228 miles?

How would you do it?

I have pretty near every thread about the 5.9's. Will get verification of which 5.9 it is when i get there. Hoping of before.
__________________
Former owner of a 1969 F600 Skoolie.

1998 Ford B700 Thomas body 65 passenger. 5.9 Cummins 12 valve with MT645 Ttanny 123,000 miles.
Versatile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2016, 10:15 AM   #2
Bus Geek
 
Tango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,580
Year: 1946
Coachwork: Chevrolet/Wayne
Chassis: 1- 1/2 ton
Engine: Cummins 4BT
Rated Cap: 15
Lots of folks add one small bottle of 2-stroke oil to each tank of fuel. It adds back the lubricity that most of the "new" diesel fuels lack.
Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2016, 10:37 AM   #3
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: KANSAS CITY
Posts: 214
Thanks. I had no idea.
__________________
Former owner of a 1969 F600 Skoolie.

1998 Ford B700 Thomas body 65 passenger. 5.9 Cummins 12 valve with MT645 Ttanny 123,000 miles.
Versatile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2016, 08:03 PM   #4
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Snowflake, Arizona
Posts: 322
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: All American Rear Engine
Engine: C-8.3-300 Cummins MD3060
Rated Cap: 40 Prisoners
If the fuel is in question you can add PRI-D fuel additive to bring old
fuel back to refinery fresh. Also use properly it will allow you to store
fuel up to ten years.
Dragonpop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2016, 11:23 AM   #5
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: KANSAS CITY
Posts: 214
Thanks i will.
__________________
Former owner of a 1969 F600 Skoolie.

1998 Ford B700 Thomas body 65 passenger. 5.9 Cummins 12 valve with MT645 Ttanny 123,000 miles.
Versatile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2016, 02:05 PM   #6
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 3,113
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International S3800
Engine: DT360
Rated Cap: 7 Row Handicap
I let my bus run at almost every fuel stop unless im checking the oil or such.. on my current trip it ran for 16 hours straight.. Ive learned how much oil it uses and such.. so even on my 60 minute rest breaks I let it run (so id have air-conditioning).. truckers leave their diesels run for long periods of time when on trips.. until you learn your bus i would shut it off and check the oil often...

every other tanbk of fuel ive been running 16 oz of Diesel Kleen.. it sup[posedly adds back in the additives needed in the fuel for older engines.. I only have a 25 gallon tank so I dont run a whole bottle.. and i do it every other tank.. ive put 8000 miles on my bus in the 4 months Ive had it with no issues..

-Christopher
cadillackid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2016, 02:22 PM   #7
Bus Nut
 
2kool4skool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Spring Valley AZ
Posts: 508
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 2 elderly children
This is the best additive comparo I've seen.


http://www.jatonkam35s.com/DeuceTech...itive_test.pdf
__________________
Don and Mary
2kool4skool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2016, 02:50 PM   #8
Site Team
 
crazycal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,075
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2kool4skool View Post
This is the best additive comparo I've seen.


http://www.jatonkam35s.com/DeuceTech...itive_test.pdf

Number 7 is what I use. I buy it by the gallon at WallyWorld. It costs $12.88 per gallon. I also buy Number 10 but I don't use it as much.
__________________
I'm hungry!

You Gotta Let Me Fly
crazycal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2016, 03:09 PM   #9
Bus Crazy
 
gbstewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,079
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: 3800 International
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 72
once you burn off the old fuel and get fresh stuff you will be ok, it wont take long burn if off, I don't see the point of letting it idle all the time, unless your having a hard time starting it, I don't idle mine unless its needed, otherwise your just burning fuel, $$
gbstewart
__________________
my bus build viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5931
gbstewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2016, 08:03 PM   #10
Bus Geek
 
Tango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,580
Year: 1946
Coachwork: Chevrolet/Wayne
Chassis: 1- 1/2 ton
Engine: Cummins 4BT
Rated Cap: 15
About the only real argument for idling a diesel is to allow a turbo to cool down. The enormous amount of heat they build up can cook the oil in their bearings unless you let it idle for 5-10 minutes.
Tango 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


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.