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Vapor space was a bad choice of words. Basically what I'm saying is there is a fair amount of space between the fuel & the top of the tank upon "FULL" as we know it at the fuel pump and the fuel tank "capacity" includes that space.
The top of the tank is completely covered by three or 4 inches. No "vapor" space. Vapor space is for gasoline. All diesel needs is a slight amount of expansion space. Although if tank is sealed, the tank will handle it as it expands too.
tick,tick,tick. There are thousands out there that have the original setup haven't  failed. Cliff only sees the thousands that did.
OMG, Richard. Take a chill pill and go back to bed. Hum.. for that matter I think I'm going to bed. Chances of dying of anything else will occur before that alternator explodes.

Damn Clifford, quit freaking folks out, especially as a veteran like Richard. Every other person considering a bus conversion is running away and Gary does not like that!
So I'm still left with one main question as I try and figure out my odds here...

Engine has 55,000 original miles only and has been relatively well cared for. Is the alternator likely to blow tomorrow and take out the engine or am I more likely to have a bit of breathing room here?

You guys are starting to scare me about this, especially since I don't have ability or resources to upgrade it now (and likely not in the spring either).

Just doesn't seem logical that every alternator takes out an engine if left alone.
I hate mysteries but hate more to have to reprime a MCI fuel system after running it dry to see how much it really takes to fill up? lol

someone else surely has heard a reliable number for an MCI after running out of diesel, oops - just say you heard it somewhere from a reliable source, not you naturally. :)
Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Newell Brake Job
« Last post by windtrader on September 27, 2020, 09:13:26 PM »
cheeze - what pisses me off to no end that the economics are so screwed up that it is so cheap bring rotors here from China that it makes no sense to pay (a lot more) to get a rotor turned locally. Such a waste of energy to make a new one, ship it here...
And rotors can get turned at least once unless really messed up and work fine.
richard -Better listen to Clifford, what he says sounds scary, geez. And he is spot on about the reference. I read it in a couple places but the main one is here:

4 to 6 inches for the square area of the tank is quite a few gallons.
This thread makes me wonder about the status of my belt driven 50DN on my Series 60 with 666,000 miles. It has the oil lines on both ends, but is there any way to check bearing wear without taking it all off? The Eagle manual only indicates that "if generator is noisy or vibrates excessively, it should be removed for inspection and repair", and that "whenever rotor and drive end frame are disassembled for any reason, the single row ball bearing must be replaced with a new one due to the possibility of it being damaged during disassembly". Maybe it should be removed and gone over every so many XXX miles, or is it a matter of it's not making noise, so don't fix it?  ???
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