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mrmchoohaa 04-03-2018 04:44 AM

Leaks. Like, a lot of them. 😱
 
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Hi guys.

So, I made it from south Louisiana to the Calgary area with absolutely no problems. It took a few days, but it went very well. After I got to my destination, the bus was parked in front of the house for a couple days before I needed to use it again. Naturally, there's snow everywhere. This allowed me to see, when removing the bus, that there were leaks all over the place. Various colors. I'm fairly certain it's motor oil, diesel, and coolant. Possibly transmission as well. All of it it was in the front Footprint of where the bus was parked. I'm at least 15 miles from a service area. I found this out because I was going to take a quick trip and fill up on diesel. I got a couple miles away, but turned around and went back out of fear. All the gauges were completely normal. It did feel like it was riding a little strangely, and I'm pretty sure that was the transmission.

I'm trying not to completely lose my mind and freak out. I'm just a little battered from the process of purchasing and traveling. I don't know what I'm going to do if it's something very serious.

The couple that I'm house-sitting for have recommendations in Strathmore, Alberta. I contacted the official Napa location, as my mechanic is a Napa Certified mechanic. I can't afford to keep spending money left right and sideways on this thing. I won't have anything left if I keep doing this.

Can anyone give me a couple words of encouragement or have you had this experience before? Like I said, all of the gauges were completely normal. I'm not going to let this shatter me. I can't and I won't.

:eek:

Michael
www.michaelspetandhomecare.com

JDOnTheGo 04-03-2018 04:56 AM

Enjoy the adventure! Or, in this case, the hunt!!

I've been trying to find/fix my leaks for more than a year. Someday, I will have them all fixed and then my life will be empty.... :-(

Ha!

mrmchoohaa 04-03-2018 06:32 AM

Oh Lord.

I'm f***ed.

:-(

Rivetboy 04-03-2018 07:04 AM

Buy some foamy engine cleaner crawl under neath and squirt it good then spray it of real good and start it up and see where the leaks are coming from. Acommon place to leak transmission fluid is the seal on the tailcone of the transmission. Oil out the vent tube if it is a high mile age engine. Oil leaks front and rear is usually seals this can be a big job because of disassebly required. Anti freeze leaking maybe a shot water pump or leaky radiator hose.
You need to clean to see where it is leaking and then go from there.

Rivetboy 04-03-2018 07:11 AM

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Mine leaked to but I beat it into submission.

TrailLifeBill 04-03-2018 07:15 AM

If it were mine, one of the first I would address is the hose in pic 5 with the red hose wire tied over the black. It's got a pretty good bulge at the fitting. Fortunately, it's got a screw type hose clamp.

Miles O Roads 04-03-2018 08:09 AM

Degrease and look over it well. Have been told trans put some ac dye in it then look over with black light. I doubt it will do anything for the fuel. Coolant put a pressure tester on it pump up and wait and watch.

mrmchoohaa 04-03-2018 08:18 AM

Wow. It looks so clean.

BurlKing 04-03-2018 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by mrmchoohaa (Post 262176)
Hi guys.

So, I made it from south Louisiana to the Calgary area with absolutely no problems. It took a few days, but it went very well. After I got to my destination, the bus was parked in front of the house for a couple days before I needed to use it again. Naturally, there's snow everywhere. This allowed me to see, when removing the bus, that there were leaks all over the place. Various colors. I'm fairly certain it's motor oil, diesel, and coolant. Possibly transmission as well. All of it it was in the front Footprint of where the bus was parked. I'm at least 15 miles from a service area. I found this out because I was going to take a quick trip and fill up on diesel. I got a couple miles away, but turned around and went back out of fear. All the gauges were completely normal. It did feel like it was riding a little strangely, and I'm pretty sure that was the transmission.

I'm trying not to completely lose my mind and freak out. I'm just a little battered from the process of purchasing and traveling. I don't know what I'm going to do if it's something very serious.

The couple that I'm house-sitting for have recommendations in Strathmore, Alberta. I contacted the official Napa location, as my mechanic is a Napa Certified mechanic. I can't afford to keep spending money left right and sideways on this thing. I won't have anything left if I keep doing this.

Can anyone give me a couple words of encouragement or have you had this experience before? Like I said, all of the gauges were completely normal. I'm not going to let this shatter me. I can't and I won't.

:eek:

Michael
www.michaelspetandhomecare.com


i'd for sure address the pic mentioned before with the buldge and hose clamp. looks like there might be zip-ties and rubber fastened further up the hose possibly to try and seal another leak in the hose but it might not be working right. i would check your hoses and clamps and the make sure all the caps on your oil check, tranny check, etc.. is tight.

mrmchoohaa 04-03-2018 08:50 AM

Dumb question. How do I check the fluids on my engine? I have been trying to get a manual for this engine.


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