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Old 02-02-2019, 03:39 PM   #1
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This morning I bought my first skoolie bus from my buddy Charlie!
We went to Rural King and I purchased brand new batteries. I am fully aware of the jb weld situation and plan to use it as is for a while. When the time comes I have my buddy Mike who is a diesel mechanic go through it at that point. For now I am looking at getting a set of tires for the rear. My hope is is to have this ready around the tail end of camping season.

We will post pictures once we get it started. Every one is awesome in here and we look forward to being apart of the group! We have exciting future plans for this shorty to travel and go everywhere and are very pleased with our purchase as we originally picked it up from Texas.

Shaun and Nicole
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Old 02-02-2019, 03:48 PM   #2
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Welcome and best of luck Shaun and Nicole. That bus will work out ok in a mechanics hands.
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Old 02-02-2019, 03:51 PM   #3
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it ran so well on the way back ! it only used 3 tanks of fuel from texas .
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:14 PM   #4
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welcome aboard shaun!!!!! are you going to JB weld the Coolant leak? if so, be sure to rough up the area and drain down the coolant so that area is nice and dry.. then clean the area around the leak with BrakLeen then dawn liquid and water and get it good and dry and grease free... I sealed a tranny leak with it back in the day when I was young and broke..

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Old 02-02-2019, 06:48 PM   #5
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Here are the before and after pics of the batteries being installed ! Side not all electrics work except left turn signal. How do I attach pictures from an iPhone
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:35 PM   #6
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Here are the before and after pics of the batteries being installed ! Side not all electrics work except left turn signal. How do I attach pictures from an iPhone
No pics til 5 posts or so.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:38 PM   #7
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shaun, if using an iphone download the TapaTalk App and set it up for skoolie.. its the best thing for taking cell phone pics and responding to posts with pics
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:41 PM   #8
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Thank you so much will do tried to erase it but didnít work.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:04 PM   #9
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Thank you so much will do tried to erase it but didnít work.

Finally before and after batteries installed.



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Old 02-04-2019, 01:10 PM   #10
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shaun, if using an iphone download the TapaTalk App and set it up for skoolie.. its the best thing for taking cell phone pics and responding to posts with pics
Thank you installed and works like a champ.
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:07 PM   #11
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Did you guys put JB on the front cover to stop the leak?
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:16 PM   #12
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:50 PM   #13
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Did you guys put JB on the front cover to stop the leak?


Not yet will do if I can actually find the leak and see where itís coming from. I have yet to find and the expansion tank still has some water in it . I would like to find out the correct type of coolant and do a flush once we locate the leak and see it for my self.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:10 PM   #14
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Red EL coolant.
Its currently cot the blue Cummins coolant like we were talking about.
International recommends red Texaco EL coolant.
https://www.bulktransporter.com/truc...d-life-coolant
But there are tons of red EL coolants that will work just fine.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:27 PM   #15
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This morning I bought my first skoolie bus from my buddy Charlie!
We went to Rural King and I purchased brand new batteries. I am fully aware of the jb weld situation and plan to use it as is for a while. When the time comes I have my buddy Mike who is a diesel mechanic go through it at that point. For now I am looking at getting a set of tires for the rear. My hope is is to have this ready around the tail end of camping season.

We will post pictures once we get it started. Every one is awesome in here and we look forward to being apart of the group! We have exciting future plans for this shorty to travel and go everywhere and are very pleased with our purchase as we originally picked it up from Texas.

Shaun and Nicole
Welcome to the community guys!! I'm a newbie here too. Excited to watch your build and journey! All the best! - RR
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:16 PM   #16
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Welcome to the community guys!! I'm a newbie here too. Excited to watch your build and journey! All the best! - RR


Thanks so much , welcome as well
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:16 PM   #17
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Red EL coolant.
Its currently cot the blue Cummins coolant like we were talking about.
International recommends red Texaco EL coolant.
https://www.bulktransporter.com/truc...d-life-coolant
But there are tons of red EL coolants that will work just fine.


Okay sounds good I am going to call around and see what places carry it and see if you feel like helping me with it .
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:48 PM   #18
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and we look forward to being apart of the group!

Shaun and Nicole
Y'all are already part of the group......you've probably put as many miles on Charlie's buses as he has.
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Y'all are already part of the group......you've probably put as many miles on Charlie's buses as he has.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:55 PM   #20
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We loved every mile! I really enjoy driving them.
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