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Old 10-03-2016, 07:32 PM   #11
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The supervisor of transport told me he was getting ready to list 20 buses. Mine was well taken care of and they filled her up for me!!

A fillup? That was cool.
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:33 PM   #12
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Nicely done!!!.. hows the oil P and temperature running on that T-444?

its a good engine treated right can last a long time..

I love travelling with my work... I have a mobile DEV lab in a bus so I can be anywhere and test all the software and hardware creations I do. its a great feeling... Plus driving a bus is just plain FUN!!
-Christopher
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:35 PM   #13
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did ya find you a shortie?
Yep. I'm hoping to score one eventually. I'm just low bidding and being patient.
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:39 PM   #14
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Yep. I'm hoping to score one eventually. I'm just low bidding and being patient.
thats the way to do it.. apprently it works..
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:41 PM   #15
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Check fluids every time you stop, at least for the first few weeks until you see what the consumption amounts are (if any).

I see the bus has air brakes, which some people have no experience with. There will be an alert which will sound when the system is under 60-80 PSI (common after startup). Once the system reaches the alert threshold, the alert should turn off. The system should run between 90-120 - some fluctuation while running is normal, as long as it's in that range. You may occasionally hear a hiss of air escaping the system - this is normal as long as it does not hiss constantly, it is to help keep the system purged of moisture. Test the brakes in a parking lot. You may sense a slight braking delay when you push the pedal, and may find the pedal rather sensitive. Unlike hydraulic brakes, the air brakes need very little pedal travel to increase the braking effort. It's just different; something to get used to.
Great advise, thx. I'll check fluids again when I fill up in GA tomorrow.
The air brakes are interesting. Don't take much pressure at all. I've been watching the gauge and it stays between 100-120. It's only hissed a few times while driving. I noticed that it's when I'm going downhill at top speed.
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:43 PM   #16
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Nicely done!!!.. hows the oil P and temperature running on that T-444?

its a good engine treated right can last a long time..

I love travelling with my work... I have a mobile DEV lab in a bus so I can be anywhere and test all the software and hardware creations I do. its a great feeling... Plus driving a bus is just plain FUN!!
-Christopher
I've been keeping an eye on the gauges and everything is maintaining in the normal range.
How awesome that you get to travel and work, too. I'm really looking forward to it!
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:49 PM   #17
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travel for work...

This has been the Crux for me lately. I'm an areo-space machinist, love my work, but am feeling a burn-out approaching soon; I have been trying to figure out what I COULD do, and something I would WANT to do that would allow me to be more remote. I have considered CNC Programming, or CMM programming, but I'm not sure it could hold my interest very long...... I need a midlife crisis or something....
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:12 PM   #18
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Great advise, thx. I'll check fluids again when I fill up in GA tomorrow.
The air brakes are interesting. Don't take much pressure at all. I've been watching the gauge and it stays between 100-120. It's only hissed a few times while driving. I noticed that it's when I'm going downhill at top speed.
If you are traveling up I-85, feel free to hit me up, as I live right off of exit 126.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:44 PM   #19
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I've been keeping an eye on the gauges and everything is maintaining in the normal range.
How awesome that you get to travel and work, too. I'm really looking forward to it!
Sandi

super to hear its running great!!! keep that temp 210or below and enjoy.!!

I just got a T-444E last week and it was a fantastic and quiet engine.. may your trip be fun and flawless!

where ya taking it to?
-Christopher
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:15 PM   #20
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A 2003 for 2 grand?! Can't beat that.

I checked your website, awesome.
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