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Old 05-29-2019, 08:13 PM   #21
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hey folks,

got bus back today, running pretty good - still burning off a bunch of the old oil that had sprayed everywhere though lol. yeah that would've been a good idea taking the block off it's mount and pivoting it around, but I really don't like the thought of balancing all that while my kids/dog "sit calmly" inside lol

fortunately total cost wasn't too terrible, about 1250 including parts etc, and now I have another 20 years before the new pan rusts out again - plus a good relationship with a hvy tow O/O and a decent med/hvy duty repair shop

thanks again for the outpouring of thoughts and ideas

can't tell you how good it was to run that bugger down some county roads again
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:20 PM   #22
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Glad you got it fixed. A little much but at least it's done.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:26 PM   #23
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yeah I was blown at the 450-ish oil pan by itself, but like you say, at least it's done. lucky, most of the time I never could have drummed up that kinda cash
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:53 AM   #24
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sorry for you - happy for you

sorry you had such a crappy time with a busted pan. Happy you were able to get back on the road. I have seen so many that have abandoned a bus because of stuff like this and not being able to afford repairs.

peace. wishing to all good travels.

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Old 05-30-2019, 07:17 AM   #25
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glad to see it back on the highway... Ive sent mine to the shop before for repairs I didnt feel comfortable with or have time for.. it is a lot of weight to mess around with..
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