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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #90 on: October 22, 2013, 09:59:23 AM »
Yea it did but he is traveling and we don't want him and family to go hungry lol
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #91 on: October 22, 2013, 03:59:35 PM »
I can run anything I want on my bus with a 20amp plug-only one at a time. Since my only propane is the stove and furnace, heating the water, making coffee, etc has to be done carefully. After the batteries are up, I can run one roof A/C all day long (that's all I need when parked). Good Luck, TomC
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #92 on: October 22, 2013, 04:13:15 PM »
The real question at this point is how long can you run on the 36 oz porterhouse from the best steak house in America?  That would last my family probably three days...   ::)  We can order steak a whole lot better than we can eat it these days.  And the problem is ordering an 8oz steak and getting it cooked right - hard to do.  We now order or buy a nice 12 - 16 oz steak and split it.  Steak is very important to bus owners, isn't it?  We should have a thread about best  portable grills or something   ;D.  I favor a ceramic kettle grill (like a Big Green Egg) for when I want to really grill a nice steak.  I fire it with hard wood charcoal and hard maple wood...   ;D  But too heavy for portable use...

How is that for thread drift?   8)  The starter is fixed, lets talk about food!  Ha!

Brian
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #93 on: October 22, 2013, 04:16:27 PM »
You did good Brian  ::)
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #94 on: October 22, 2013, 04:57:05 PM »
Clifford, I am taking a set of 8 N65 injectors plus a complete set of non-jake bridge pipes with me tomorrow so I can ship them to you as cores for the set of N75's  you shipped to me.  They worked great, and far less smoke.  I will be shipping them out of Detroit.  Unless you have no use for a set of used N-65's, in which case I will save them for the next guy who needs a helping hand.

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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #95 on: October 22, 2013, 05:23:30 PM »
The real question at this point is how long can you run on the 36 oz porterhouse from the best steak house in America?  That would last my family probably three days...   ::)  We can order steak a whole lot better than we can eat it these days.  And the problem is ordering an 8oz steak and getting it cooked right - hard to do.  We now order or buy a nice 12 - 16 oz steak and split it.  Steak is very important to bus owners, isn't it?  We should have a thread about best  portable grills or something   ;D.  I favor a ceramic kettle grill (like a Big Green Egg) for when I want to really grill a nice steak.  I fire it with hard wood charcoal and hard maple wood...   ;D  But too heavy for portable use...

How is that for thread drift?   8)  The starter is fixed, lets talk about food!  Ha!

Brian

I didn’t hook my A/C units or my hot water heater through my inverter. I’m considering hooking my hot water heater through it though. When I’m hooked to 20 amp power my inverter does a good job of load shearing until the water heater kicks in and the inverter can’t see that load. That’s when I have to go looking for the shore breaker panel. I was hooked to my garage in Montana when I kicked the breaker out. The panel of course was in the garage and the only way in was though the garage door that was plugged into the same circuit the bus was plugged into. Needless to say I need to get a new window now LOL. I do not like the steak talk here. I am in the Dominican right now and I will tell you the food is not the same as back home. Welcome to my 28 days of sobriety. LOL
Let’s keep drifting LOL
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #96 on: October 22, 2013, 05:43:20 PM »
Glad Dave's  got his bus up and running, Hows this for a drift.

 I've got 91 All Electric Prevost and can't afford steaks out.  Bus eats everything I have up. Have a big gen set though, Start her up ( since Justin Griffith/Tayor tx. got heating problem solved) ) and don't worry about amp service.

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Have all my own steaks walking around out here.

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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #97 on: October 23, 2013, 11:49:13 AM »
Wait up on those injectors -

I am currently running C60's although I think I want to get this but out to Clifford before I go buying new injectors all willie nillie.

Wanted to say thanks again - we made it to Tucson with only one more issue.  While cresting a hill the engine shutoff (overtemp). 

I found water/antifreeze pouring from the bottom of the enginebay.  and found a blue hose about 1" OD line coming from the back of the air compressor to a large pipe running from the front along the floor of the enginebay.

It was frayed from rubbing on a piece of metal probably for years and finally started leaking.

I was able to cleanup the hose and use radiatorhose tape (heavyduty high temp ducttape) and seal it back up.  It held for the rest of the drive.  I think I will start a new post about that issue.

Thanks again - Back to food - Tex/Mex food in elpaso was awesome.  I dont speak spanish so it was fun ordering - I just picked three things off the menu at random.  It was all good.
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #98 on: October 23, 2013, 12:41:14 PM »
Well, in a week or so Clifford will have a set of  8 N65's some are stuck and I didn't get them loosened up (didn't have a handy way to pump solvent through them).  I also sent him a complete set of non-Jake fuel pipes and stands.  Maybe they will get used some day...

Brian
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #99 on: October 23, 2013, 03:06:30 PM »
   ... It was frayed from rubbing on a piece of metal probably for years and finally started leaking.    I was able to cleanup the hose and use radiatorhose tape (heavyduty high temp ducttape) and seal it back up. ...

     One thing that has gotten a few people home is that if you have enough length and the leak is near an end (they often are), you can cut the end with the leaking area off and then re-seat it.  Some people have splice tube kits (a tube with O/D the same size and the inside diameter of the hose, plus hose clamps) and they often work.  Also, what works sometimes is wrapping with the radiator hose tape and then hose clamps on the outside to help secure it all.
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #100 on: October 26, 2013, 10:24:49 AM »
If you're having overheating with C60 injectors, it'll only get worse with N65 since it will be more fuel to the engine. Get you're cooling system in shape first. Good Luck, TomC
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #101 on: October 26, 2013, 11:05:05 AM »
The overheat was due to a coolant leak.  It doesn't overheat since I went through the cooling system and sealed every nook and cranny, replaced thermostats and replaced flushed/filled the whole system.

I don't know if I will switch out the injectors as these c60's get me where I need to.

Are there any benefits to switching injectors other than more power?
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Re: starter was turnig real slow and now just clicks
« Reply #102 on: October 26, 2013, 02:05:22 PM »
You also get to use more fuel, and make black smoke    :o

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