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My bus has sat for 10 years. I took out my batteries years ago (to prevent theft) and don't remember for sure how they were hooked up. The cables have red and black sleeves... but I seem to remember that didn't mean red + black -. I've just freed all the injectors. I've drained some of the old fuel... by removing the drain plug from the tank. It stinks but no water in it or algae. And bought new 8D's. Just don't want to hook up the batteries wrong. Any advise?
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Air pressure trouble
« Last post by hogi6123 on Today at 06:30:43 PM »
The little compressor couldn't handle the whole bus, so after a loong time trying, to actually get out of there, I moved the compressor to the emergency brake fill and pumped that to 120 psi.  The parking brake released (one full application of service brakes needed) and then I drove the bus home without using the brakes, so I wouldn't get stuck somewhere in the middle of the road.   Sigh... my first disabled bus experience.  :P
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Gary B and Van have pretty much done everything in Busdom Installations. :^
 
    :^  ;)
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What happened to the simple step-up transformer?

Price a suitable sized transformer before committing to all these boxes full of expensive smoke...

Happy coaching!
Buswarrior
The step-up transformer discussion was for my system planning and is still my plan for the 240V to power my split system. Freds is doing something quite a bit different though as I believe he has a 240V inverter. Okie could use the 120 to 240 step up transformer to power his mini split if that works for him. I am thinking the step up transformer will only be useful for me while driving down the road (alternator power) or sunny days (solar power) both through a 120volt inverter I already have. When I have a 50A plug I will already have 240V and a 120 porch receptacle won’t keep up with the mini split requiring the generator to run anyway which will give 240V.
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Air pressure trouble
« Last post by hogi6123 on Today at 03:45:58 PM »
The compressor I got will take several hours  :'(  If my wife had stayed home she could have brought me a bigger one.
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Air pressure trouble
« Last post by hogi6123 on Today at 03:21:47 PM »
I tried draining all air tanks and restarting the engine.  And tapped on the governor best I could.  I walked to the nearest hardware store and bought a small 110vac compressor.  Now pumping up...

I will have to service my governor and compressor before my next trip.
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Try tapping air compressor governor.
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Re: Air pressure trouble
« Last post by buswarrior on Today at 02:46:31 PM »
Agitate with vigour, both brake systems, parking and service.

Something hopefully stuck half way between seated and unseated

Happy coaching!
Buswarrior
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Bus Topics ( click here for quick start! ) / Air pressure trouble
« Last post by hogi6123 on Today at 01:04:40 PM »
I took my bus out for a ride.  It was working fine.  I shut it off, 20 mi from home, now it starts, pressure is holding but doesn't build.  No air leak sounds from underneath.  8v92t manual.  Any suggestions?
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I talked to Van and Gary Bennett for a while this afternoon.  I am seriously considering driving my bus down to Las Vegas and having Gary do the generator install.  He has apparently done quite a few generator installations.
Gary B and Van have pretty much done everything in Busdom Installations. :^
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