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Offline robertglines1

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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2010, 01:33:54 PM »
After being covered in grease and goo I use cheer or tide to help cut the tough stuff then hand cleaner also put hand lotion on before helps release some of the bad stuff..keep a pair of clothes dedicated to these voyages into the belly of the beast.. If local guy is expensive on started overhaul:ask here someone might have extra.  Bob
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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2010, 01:39:31 PM »
Probably don't want to hear this now....... But said 3 starter bolts that were finger loose and being able to move the starter with said pry bar could be the only problem you have!
Loose starter = bad ground...... bad ground = no start!
If it were me the first thing I'd try is tightening the starter and try it.
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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2010, 01:41:52 PM »
Don't forget typical GM starters are "reverse" rotation from normal, since the engine is reverse rotation (no I don't remember if it's clockwise or counter clockwise and I am too lazy to look it up).  But a truck store starter for an 8V71 probably won't work.

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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2010, 01:52:35 PM »
good catch BK !
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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2010, 02:19:56 PM »
Busted Knuckle...........YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!!....I took a quick break before getting to that last bolt and read your reply....quickly decided to give it a try since I really wasn't that far into the process and bada bing......we have ignition......thank you so much.....

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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2010, 03:57:53 PM »
No problem Billy been there done that, got the T-shirt to prove it! ;)
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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2010, 04:01:28 PM »
Now I just need to get to the bottom of this smoke issue.....should I start another post?

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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2010, 04:03:43 PM »
Now I just need to get to the bottom of this smoke issue.....should I start another post?

That would be a good idea. That way it's easier to find when searching. Also be descriptive in your title, engine, problem etc.

Glad you are moving onto bigger and better things! ;)

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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2010, 04:58:49 PM »
Welcome to the club. I too am in Columbia. I doubt I will be of much help with your bus, as I am struggling a little with my Scenicruiser project (mostly lack of time at the moment). If you ever want to talk busses give me a call. 803 319 0585
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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2010, 05:19:25 PM »
Cool....a local bus owner. I'll definitely keep your number on hand Boyce. You can reach me @ eight zero three nine nine seven zero two five one......

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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2010, 03:18:10 AM »
I forgot, there's a 4106 owner here too. I don't recall seeing on this board, but I think he's on the yahoo gmc busnut group. If memory serves his last name is Roberts? or McRoberts? I forget. Anyway, he keeps it in West Columbia. I emailed back and forth a few times with him years ago, seems like a nice guy. I'll be at a funeral today, then the next couple days will be busy with Christmas stuff, but maybe we can chat next week sometime.
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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2010, 09:59:24 AM »
Don't know if you are still looking for info on shifting, but here is link to an excellent article on BNO board..

http://www.busnut.com/bbs/messages/12262/16204.html?1167073154
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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2010, 10:10:11 AM »
Now the starter motor on my bus has a separate ground cable to a dedicated ground lug on the chassis - that may be something to think about rather than relying on the ground through the engine block.  Not possible to have too good a ground connection!   ;)

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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2011, 05:53:38 PM »
Looks like my loose starter was just a pipe dream after all. Tried to spin my engine this afternoon to check the idle speed and the starter quit working again. I decided to pull it and it looks like the only issue is the starter solenoid and not the starter itself. Anybody know if a solenoid can be purchased separate?

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Re: new to the bus world
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2011, 07:00:41 PM »
Solenoids can be purchased separately. If I had the starter off I would take it to a local starter/alternator shop and have the unit rebuilt. I am in Spartanburg 864-923-5957.
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