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Old 06-05-2019, 07:27 PM   #41
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I doubt an 1/8 turn would hurt it, even without backing off first, but I'm also not there to feel how much it's been tightened. If it were me, I'd throw a wrench on it and see just how tight it already is. Worst case, it cracks, I gotta run to the hardware store for another and they're usually only a buck or two at worst. If you're working on your bus remotely, that might be a problem but if you have it at home/close by and a local hardware store, why not give it a try?

Also, if it has thread tape on it, backing off first could break your seal. Then again, depending on its age, spinning it any direction might do so. It's an easy thing to replace though. I say give 'er a whirl!


CAT guy said it seals with o rings. So far so good. No leaks.

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Old 06-06-2019, 07:22 AM   #42
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:24 AM   #43
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David, its good to see that you were able to get that fitting turned and out of the way.

I had a question with mounting the compressor. Is it held in place with just 2 bolts? Also, how did you determine what size belt you need now that you added the compressor?
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:30 AM   #44
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David, its good to see that you were able to get that fitting turned and out of the way.

I had a question with mounting the compressor. Is it held in place with just 2 bolts? Also, how did you determine what size belt you need now that you added the compressor?


It is hard to see, but it is a perfect swap with the idler pulley that was there before. If you look in some of the early pictures youll see that there is a bracket that came off of the idler pulley and transferred over to the compressor.

It is held with three bolts.

The serpentine belt is the same since the compressor takes the place of the idler pulley.

It isnt reinventing the wheel because this is the spot it was designed to fit.
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:35 AM   #45
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I think it is important that you make sure you mount it right side up, but someone else may know more about that.

You could mount it multiple orientations because of the square pattern of bolt holes.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:00 AM   #46
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I think it is important that you make sure you mount it right side up, but someone else may know more about that.

You could mount it multiple orientations because of the square pattern of bolt holes.


Thanks David for the feedback!!! The unfortunate thing is that I dont have an idle pulley. Looking at my setup, Ill have to totally move some coolant hoses.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:13 AM   #47
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:58 AM   #48
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Hey David, I have the MBE 926 and yeah, I see the area on the left side of the engine however will have to reposition the upper radiator hose leading to the top of the engine. Im also uncertain on how to determine what size belt I will need after doing the addition. My luck with working with Carolina Thomas bus repair/parts hasnt been the best.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:20 AM   #49
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Ive decided which of the components that were donated to me I want, so if anyone wants the 45k btu evaporator, a condenser and a hose set I am happy to pass them on.

All you would need is a compressor and the time and energy to install and troubleshoot.

Anyone interested?
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:35 AM   #50
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How did the minisplits work for you while driving? Did they cool the bus at all?
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:14 AM   #51
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How did the minisplits work for you while driving? Did they cool the bus at all?


It wouldnt be true to say that they dont do anything at all. But it wouldnt be super far from the truth.
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Old 06-15-2019, 06:23 AM   #52
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thank you for the reply, did you need two of them to cool the bus while parked or does one do the trick? I guess i may have to plan on adding engine driving Ac for my build.
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