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Old 08-08-2014, 01:49 PM   #1
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Hello....new guy, new "short" bus

What a great site with a wealth of info.

I flew out to Baltimore Maryland early wed. Morning Aug 6th. Got a ride out to Joppa and picked up my new to me 2001 bluebird. I'm driving it back to the Austin Texas area. Been quite the trip so far. My A/C compressor seized up right after I hit the road and the temp gauge reads way to high (in my opinion) at 210, sometimes hitting 220 (I hope the gauge is off). I'm constantly looking at the gauge while driving and have even pulled over to ck it a few times but it just doesn't seem that hot, at least at the radiator. The engine seems hot so maybe I have a bad thermostat. I also notice the fan is not moving on start up, bad fan clutch maybe.
I'm in Indianapolis now hangin with some friends and going to the MOTO GP here in town. Probably on the road again tomorrow. Hope this ol feller makes it home.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:42 PM   #2
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Good luck, Rob. Hope it's just a bad thermostat. Can't wait to see what the bus looks like. Get to your destination safely, Sir.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:03 AM   #3
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Thanks for the kind words. Taking off this morning from Indy, going south right away I think...
Later
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:16 PM   #4
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Drive safe and keep Austin weird. Always good to have another Texan on board.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:23 PM   #5
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:06 PM   #6
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Oooohh!...Sweet! Nice size to work with.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:30 PM   #7
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So darn busy with other "stuff" I have not had time to even ponder what to do with the bus. It actually ran flawlessly all the way home (1800 miles) and used zero oil. I think the temp issue was me running the engine to hard one thing I cannot get to work is the wheel chair ramp. I know it works I just can't figure it out
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:03 PM   #8
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That is a sweet bus!
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:40 PM   #9
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Quote:
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Very nice.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:36 PM   #10
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Love the bus. Very nice find!
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Old 09-23-2014, 02:09 PM   #11
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glad the journey was a good one
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:48 PM   #12
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Damn! Sweet!!

You can even use it as Daily Driver!! Lunch break - private retreat!!

Good Luck with it!

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Old 10-22-2014, 06:41 PM   #13
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Sweet bus. As far as that ramp goes, have you looked for an enable switch on the left driver console panel?
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:22 PM   #14
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Looking good!
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:17 PM   #15
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Re: Hello....new guy, new "short" bus

My friend has a shuttle with lift, she had the same problem but she also never used the emergency brake. Once she did and with the engine running, it worked. But you should also check the fuse box(s).
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:54 AM   #16
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You do know that unless the seatbelt is across the lift and latched, it won't work?
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:48 PM   #17
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I really would love to see an update on this bus this is the exact type I plan on moving up to one day.

Please update
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:08 PM   #18
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love your bus! Too cute. What are the inside dimensions. pls keep pics of progress coming.
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