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Old 08-16-2016, 12:10 AM   #11
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And that is why we do thorough pre-trip inspections, folks.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:53 AM   #12
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And that is why we do thorough pre-trip inspections, folks.
yeah the seller told me he had checked it over before we went to pick it up. Since this guy had just replaced some of the flooring,I plan to remove the flooring and look under it to make sure nothing else is out of place and everything is secure under it. after getting back on the road, it drove and ran great. but man is it noisy inside.
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:06 AM   #13
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Busses tend to be noisy inside... I go back and forth listening to the cool diesel engine sound and my JBL Xtreme bluetooth speaker... it will ROCK a bus!

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Old 08-16-2016, 11:25 AM   #14
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Busses tend to be noisy inside... I go back and forth listening to the cool diesel engine sound and my JBL Xtreme bluetooth speaker... it will ROCK a bus!

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yeah that Turbo sure screams at about 55 m.p.h. this bus has a stereo in it, but I don't think it is hooked up. will learn more today while i have more time to look it over. the day we went to look at it a thunder storm came up so it was kind of dark inside. now i have a nice sunny day to look things over and start fixing things.

As they say now the real fun begins..
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Old 08-16-2016, 04:05 PM   #15
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On my 2000 e-450, the button on the end of the shift lever cancels the overdrive.

This spring I took a huge squirrel nest out of mine too, though mine didn't catch fire. Check the seals on your up pipes and down pipe (the exhaust pipes going into and out of the turbocharger). Those seals are known to leak over time. That may also be the source of some of the noise.
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:05 PM   #16
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On my 2000 e-450, the button on the end of the shift lever cancels the overdrive.

This spring I took a huge squirrel nest out of mine too, though mine didn't catch fire. Check the seals on your up pipes and down pipe (the exhaust pipes going into and out of the turbocharger). Those seals are known to leak over time. That may also be the source of some of the noise.
Ok thanks I will check those, I am totally new to fords and these Buses.
any idea what the box is that has the digital display on it that sits on the engine cover, has up and down arrows.
mine is not plugged in.

Found out today those wheel chairs lifts are heavy when they come out of the door on top of you. when I opened the side doors it just started coming down out of the door to the ground, I did get it back in with the manual pump. the power unit may not even have power to it as it did not do any thing.
glad I am fast enough to jump out of the way..lol
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:31 PM   #17
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:38 PM   #18
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Your mystery panel may be a controller for an engine heater. Post some pics and we may be able to identify it.
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:00 PM   #19
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Your mystery panel may be a controller for an engine heater. Post some pics and we may be able to identify it.
I will have to see if I can adjust the setting on my camera some how, when I tried to post pics, it said file to large.

I did find out why my wheel chair lift was not working. the Relay under the hood was not getting power, i by passed it and the lift worked until the crappy plastic line to the cylinder blew off. stupid design, it had the line held onto a fitting with a plastic zip tie. so will have to work on the Tomorrow. hope it don't rain tonight as the side doors are wide open. then again a little rain might help wash it out...lol
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:03 PM   #20
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the little box that says Ford on it with the buttons. well of course the upload failed.
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