Author Topic: Bus Mechanic in Spokane/Post Falls  (Read 3229 times)

Offline Doug1968

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Bus Mechanic in Spokane/Post Falls
« on: September 03, 2013, 08:34:37 PM »
Fellows,

Does anyone know of a good shop/mechanic in the Spokane/Post Falls area. Looking for someone that can troubleshoot and resolve an overcharging problem on a MCI 9.

Also looking for a service and fuel filter change and a good source for tires.

I would appreciate help in locating a good shop.

Thanks,

Doug
1986 MCI 102A3 - 8V92 - 5 speed
Vancouver, Washington

Offline pvcces

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Re: Bus Mechanic in Spokane/Post Falls
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 10:37:08 PM »
Doug, while troubleshooting your symptom, remember that a voltage regulator has to be connected to a positive wire and a negative, so a loss of ground can cause overcharging. This is often overlooked.

Be sure to measure the voltage input to the regulator. If it is high and still charging, that should be a defective regulator. If it is low, you have a circuit failure.

Good luck.

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Offline Don4107

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Re: Bus Mechanic in Spokane/Post Falls
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 10:51:39 PM »
I would be interested too since I am just South of Spokane. 

The only local shop I have had contact with was:

Alpha Omega Diesel & Bus Repair
6624 N Freya St Spokane, WA 99217
(509) 468-8068

I have not had them do any work but they loaned me some brake parts to get me rolling until I could replace them from Luke.  Very nice people.  They maintain their own charter fleet and some of it has some age.  Don't know if they are 2 cycle savvy.  The person I dealt with did not have much gray hair. :) 

I have been meaning to stop by Spokane Transit to see if their is some gray hair there or someone they recommend.

Good luck.
Don
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Offline Boomer

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Re: Bus Mechanic in Spokane/Post Falls
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 09:05:42 AM »
Silver Eagle Charters in Spokane.  They have or had a good shop and knew old buses.  They may not be around anymore though.
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Re: Bus Mechanic in Spokane/Post Falls
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 09:39:50 AM »
Northwestern Stage Lines if they are still around about 5 miles from Spokane
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Re: Bus Mechanic in Spokane/Post Falls
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 08:55:49 PM »
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Northwestern Stage Lines
4611 S. Ben Franklin Lane
Spokane, WA  99224
Phone          509-838-4029
Toll Free          800-366-6975
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Re: Bus Mechanic in Spokane/Post Falls
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 09:24:38 PM »
Fellows,

Thanks for the info. I have forwarded this to a friend who is having the problems. I will post the results of what they find.

Thanks for all the responses!

Doug
1986 MCI 102A3 - 8V92 - 5 speed
Vancouver, Washington

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Re: Bus Mechanic in Spokane/Post Falls
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013, 10:33:49 PM »
Try pacific power products ,http://www.pacificdda.com/ they are in spokane.
Timothy