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Old 08-06-2006, 11:16 PM   #11
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Black smoke is wasted fuel out the tailpipe...DEFINITELY something to have checked out! Drinking a quart in 100 miles would produce a blue cloud that would do a Hollywood smoke generator proud, in addition to having the back of the bus literally DRIPPING with it...I'm guessing it's leaking it. Oil pan, rear main seal, valve covers...I'd bet one or all of these are dumping it all over the place.
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Old 08-07-2006, 07:10 PM   #12
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Yeah if it was burning that much you would probably have some serious smoke.

The two stroke detroits have "slobber tubes" that let slobber drain from the air box. The two strokes really like to mark their territory. They tend to leak at every gasket. Sort of like my old Mitsubishi Mighty Max.
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:51 AM   #13
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No I rarely have blue smoke at all. My friend is a diesel mechanic and smelled the exhast saying it doesnt smell like there is much oil being burned.

There is no oil leakage anywhere. its like the oil is disappearing.. i dunno were gonna take a deeper look later.
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If it's not going out the exhaust or on the ground, the only other place it can going is in the coolant
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Old 08-08-2006, 06:54 PM   #15
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The two stroke detroits have "slobber tubes" that let slobber drain from the air box. The two strokes really like to mark their territory. They tend to leak at every gasket.
i've been reading a lot of ebay adds lately scoping out a "new" tour bus. I notice many ads claim that they have a DD 71 or 92 series engine that "doesn't use any oil". whenever i read that, the credibility of the seller is diminished significantly.
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:57 PM   #16
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Well they say it does not use any oil. They don't mention anything about leaking oil
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Old 08-13-2006, 08:28 PM   #17
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I saw a Detroit 8V71 in a General tractor that used less than a gallon in 2500 miles. No leakage at all.
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