Originally Posted by IWC Bus
Thank you However I have to fly down to Florida to pick it up.
thats the best way drive your bus a long way so you can. learn it and know what may if anything be wrong with it..
1. fly to florida
2. pick up the bus
3. go DIRECTLY and buy a gallon of oil, 2 gallons of coolant, a gallon of trans fluid.
4. go NEXT to a tool store.. harbor freight, walmart, etc.. and buy a 3/8 and a 1/2 inch socket set, a breaker bar , a full set of wrenches and 2 extra large crescent wrenches.. buy some work gloves too.. (you'll want them at the diesel pumps), a nice BRIGHT flashlight! and make sure you have at least 1 (preffered 2) 5 lb fire extuingishers, tire pressure gauge.
5. check ALL your fluids for a baseline... check your tire pressures..
6. Drive and stop drive and stop. - till you learn it. drive the first 20 or 30 miles, then stop and observe your gauges.. temp (NEVER ABOVE 230!!!!), Oil pressure (at least 10 PSI for every 1000 RPM).. Air Prtessure (if air brakes) Never below 80 while bus is running.. should be 90-120) stop and Look for any leaks.. a couple drops of oil or trans fluid is normal..
drive another 50-75 miles.. then stop and check all your fluids again (coolant check by site glass.. dont open while hot!)..
7. leasrn your bus.. its top speed, how it likes to cruise, etc..