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Offline buswarrior

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Re: Power Steering ID Please - 8V71 in a 4106
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2011, 03:10:38 AM »
Brand new coaches' steering systems whine like crazy on start up in the cold up here.

Goes away shortly.

FWIW.

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Re: Power Steering ID Please - 8V71 in a 4106
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2011, 04:46:34 AM »
Bab Steering, a rebuilder, told us to use 15W-40 motor oil in our Sheppard system. They said not to use ATF in this system.

For what it's worth.

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Re: Power Steering ID Please - 8V71 in a 4106
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2011, 05:05:08 PM »
Here are a few photos of the bottom side of my steering set up. OK, What do I have???

Thanks

TM
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Re: Power Steering ID Please - 8V71 in a 4106
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2011, 05:06:05 PM »
One more...
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Re: Power Steering ID Please - 8V71 in a 4106
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2011, 05:21:16 PM »
Celebrate! You have a Sheppard system!!  Nice and clean underside. I find it odd the horns were moved from the original location. Has the compartment under your driver seat (last photo) been modified? That compartment is where they were mounted under originally.
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Re: Power Steering ID Please - 8V71 in a 4106
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2011, 05:25:25 PM »
Sheppard steering on your 4106 ;D


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Re: Power Steering ID Please - 8V71 in a 4106
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2011, 05:57:40 PM »
OK sweet....one remaining question. What type of oil to use...10w40, 40w, or 15w-40 and any special type??

As to the horns, that is where they were when I bought the bus, perhaps to make them louder?? They certainly are that...The forward compartment was empty when I bought the bus. I am relocating my washer fluid tank and pancake style compressor up there. I cannot say what a stock forward compartment looked like as I have only ever seen converted 4106s.

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Re: Power Steering ID Please - 8V71 in a 4106
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2011, 09:22:43 PM »
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What type of oil to use...10w40

That one.

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As to the horns, that is where they were when I bought the bus, perhaps to make them louder?? They certainly are that...

Looks like the recess for the horns has been removed to better utilize the space in that compartment. BTW, air horns on top of a bus might look good, but are not nearly as effective as horns close to the ground. Air horns up high will project their sound over the heads of those close by. Having the horns lower lets the sound bounce right into the ears of those who need to soil their pants.

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