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Old 11-16-2018, 05:12 PM   #1
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Broke down in Miami

Hi everyone, I've been lurking here for a little while but this is my first post. We just picked up our first bus here in Miami from an auction and were on our way back to ga when we broke down. No one I call seems to want to tow it or work on in for some reason. One guy even hung up on me...Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

We're currently located on West Flagler St in Miami.
Our bus is an 03 BlueBird 72 passenger RE with a CAT 3126
There was fluid spitting out from under the front of the bus, I'm not sure what that would even be since the engine is in the back. An alarm sounded and the check engine and stop engine light came on. There was also coolant leaking out from somewhere near the engine.
The bus only has 17k miles on it, but it has say for awhile. Was really hoping it would make it back home.
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:34 PM   #2
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That sucks, How far did you drive before this happened. Did everything seemed normal before? Did you check the levels of the coolant , oil and steering ( hydraulic oil) before you left?


If is spitting coolant in front then may be the front heater?
If it is spitting oil in the front then likely steering?


good luck.


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Old 11-16-2018, 05:59 PM   #3
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If you can show us pics of the leaks we could probably give you a good idea what's going on.
Johan asked some very good questions, so let us know. Hopefully its something simple and you're back on the road soon.
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:07 PM   #4
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Hey, I am in Miami, about 14 miles south of West Flager st.
I sent you a PM with my number, call me if you need local help..
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Thanks for the response everyone. We finally found someone to tow us and are gonna look at it in the morning, we made it to a hotel and now after a really long day it's time for a hot shower and a cold beer!



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That sucks, How far did you drive before this happened. Did everything seemed normal before? Did you check the levels of the coolant , oil and steering ( hydraulic oil) before you left?


If is spitting coolant in front then may be the front heater?
If it is spitting oil in the front then likely steering?


good luck.


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We only made it a few miles. All the oil and fluids looked good before we left. The batteries were dead but after replacing them it started right up and I ran it for quite awhile while I checked out the rest of the bus. I'm thinking the front leak was steering, and hoping the coolant was just coming from a hose near the engine. I'll keep you guys updated. Thanks again for your help!
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Hope you get it all sorted out!
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