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Old 05-02-2017, 08:37 PM   #11
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You're right. I think two 31s are a better setup to run too. Not to mention being able to lift two separate 31s easier than one 8D. If one battery goes bad, you can still run on the other single battery.

My 8D Duracell looks new and just happened to come with this bus. They took everything else out. They didn't even leave me the drip bucket for the hatch. No spare tire either.

CB; I was finally in town and went looking for Diesel Kleen. Found it, but the counter guy seemed very knowledgeable and recommended Lucas. I added a pint, recommended for a full tank of fuel, on my half tank of diesel. Drove 30 minutes toward home then filled the tank at the last small town. This thing pretty much stopped smoking at startup and runs smoother while cold. It seems to have ungummed the rings and other stiction parts rather quickly. I wouldn't have thought it would have made that much difference.
Now I'm going to have mosquito problems without the white fog.
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Old 05-02-2017, 08:43 PM   #12
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if its really a 92 then it would have a 6.9 or 7.3 IDI and not a T-444E, those didnt come out until 94.

most all standard school busses use 2 group 31 batteries connected in parallel.
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The 6.9 was discontinued at the end of '87, with the 7.3 taking its place.

I typically use a pair of Group 31's and call it good.
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Old 05-02-2017, 08:55 PM   #13
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You're right. I think two 31s are a better setup to run too. Not to mention being able to lift two separate 31s easier than one 8D. If one battery goes bad, you can still run on the other single battery.

My 8D Duracell looks new and just happened to come with this bus. They took everything else out. They didn't even leave me the drip bucket for the hatch. No spare tire either.

CB; I was finally in town and went looking for Diesel Kleen. Found it, but the counter guy seemed very knowledgeable and recommended Lucas. I added a pint, recommended for a full tank of fuel, on my half tank of diesel. Drove 30 minutes toward home then filled the tank at the last small town. This thing pretty much stopped smoking at startup and runs smoother while cold. It seems to have ungummed the rings and other stiction parts rather quickly. I wouldn't have thought it would have made that much difference.
Now I'm going to have mosquito problems without the white fog.
Dk is good stuff. Lucas is, meh... try the DK next time.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:22 PM   #14
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if its really a 92 then it would have a 6.9 or 7.3 IDI and not a T-444E, those didnt come out until 94.

most all standard school busses use 2 group 31 batteries connected in parallel.
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It has T444e on the hood tho

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Old 05-02-2017, 09:24 PM   #15
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if its really a 92 then it would have a 6.9 or 7.3 IDI and not a T-444E, those didnt come out until 94.

most all standard school busses use 2 group 31 batteries connected in parallel.
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Thank you. I'll look at group 31 batteries

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Old 05-02-2017, 09:26 PM   #16
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2 group 31's.
They're $75 each if you have a Rural King.
Ok thank you

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Old 05-02-2017, 09:34 PM   #17
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The 6.9 was discontinued at the end of '87, with the 7.3 taking its place.

I typically use a pair of Group 31's and call it good.
On the hood of my bus. It's a 1992 but it has T444e on the hood. It's when they made the side exit emergency door on them

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Old 05-02-2017, 09:36 PM   #18
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On the hood of my bus. It's a 1992 but it has T444e on the hood. It's when they made the side exit emergency door on them

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The hood could be from a '94 or newer bus.
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Ohhh. So the bus must had the hood replaced back in its days

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The hood could be from a '94 or newer bus.
What year did they stop making the side emergency exit on school buses

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