Re: Help - my bus won't start
Though most mechanics will tell you NOT to do this, almost all of them will do it in a pinch. Try giving the intake a shot of starting fluid. No, it is not good for the motor....but it won't kill it either. My bus came with a dash button for driver to give it a shot of starting fluid from a built-in system.
When I went to get this bus up in Harrisonburg it wouldn't start for me, I about killed the battery trying. Finally giving up hope on an easy start, I went back down to the city bus barn and swalled my pride and asked for help. They sent out a guy with truck full of stuff, and he must have emptied a couple cans of starting fluid into the intake. It would run on that but quickly die again. They finally put 20 gallons of juice in the tank and then one little shot of fluid got it fired up. I then drove the thing 5.5 hours home and even when I stopped for fuel I left it running...but it has never failed to start for me since then!!
Gotta love those old Cat's!!
You just might be a Redneck if...
...your motor home used to be a school bus!
...Your living room has a steering wheel!
...Your home has brake lights
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1989 Thomas Diesel Pusher (Cat 3208/Freightliner)