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Offline jraynor

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New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:03:10 PM »
Hello Everyone,

I was thinking about an idea of something that we can all contribute to especially those with many years of experience. How about we create a new main topic page (similar to the bus topics and spare tire sections) where we list go to things such as "what oil should I use in my Detroit 6V92TA" then we can all post with I use this oil, its been great, or Detroit recommends this and it does great. We could start a post for each. oil type for a 6v92 TA, oil type for a 8v92, Best trans oil for a HT470, etc. So that when people need to change their oil and its their first time, they can just go to this section, lets call it "Basic Maintenance items" they can search for their engine type and read through peoples experience.

Let me know what you guys think
Jonathan
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Offline Bill B /bus

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Re: New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2018, 01:08:31 PM »
Great idea.
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Re: New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2018, 03:41:34 PM »
No problems,i an in for thats. If i can help.

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Re: New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2018, 03:50:07 PM »
There already exists a technical section.  Click on the arrow/box where Bus Topics is and you'll find it
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Re: New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2018, 05:13:48 PM »
They should open it up to at least 1 reply read only kinda of sucks,Gary is the 1st I seen use it in years 
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Re: New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2018, 05:20:08 PM »
Yeah and there isn't much information that I found useful in that section. So that would make me have to ask, for those with a Detroit 6v92TA, what kind of oil has been best to use? Mines due for an oil change and I've was told by one place to use Chevron-100 40W by their engineering team
Jonathan
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Re: New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2018, 05:28:46 PM »
You make a point since I don't belong to the Delo 100 fan club  :P
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Re: New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2018, 05:49:17 PM »
You make a point since I don't belong to the Delo 100 fan club  :P

But you do belong to the Mobil 1240 club.  ;D The trouble with posting questions about specific things like oil for a specific engine (which could be regarded as too limited, a low ash 40 weight is best for all two cycles, not just the 6V92) is that there will be opinions about what is appropriate or best that will vary. The collective wisdom of many people that tend to agree about a certain question is what has the most value, and/or whatever Cliff says. The common subjects of what tires, batteries, oils, etc. come up often, and when the consensus comes out the same time after time, then you have something of value. Perhaps a poll type approach would work with a ranking of the most prevalent answers. Someone would probably have to take the responsibility of editing the results and posting them in condensed form.
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Re: New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2018, 11:53:05 AM »
The difficulties with search, have a lot to do with the topic title, lvmci...
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Re: New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2018, 12:48:58 PM »
Yes, unlock the Technical section.  There is no single correct answer so let the flack flow!
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Re: New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2018, 02:47:33 PM »
The biggest problem is when it starts you get so many different answers and then someone will start asking questions about their other things and that subject just went down the drain...WA... WA.... WAAAAAAA :)
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Re: New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2018, 02:57:28 PM »
The biggest problem is when it starts you get so many different answers and then someone will start asking questions about their other things and that subject just went down the drain...WA... WA.... WAAAAAAA :)


Is that called drifting Dave  :o, only way I can make search work is by the author with time I can find most things if I can remember the authors name
   

 
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Re: New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2018, 04:11:05 PM »
Nope that's :o what you call when you make a car go sideways in the middle of I-80 and stop traffic for 1 hour and go to jail like the 27 kids did last night in Sacramento, LOL

Oh just did that too here...different kind of drifting.....
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Re: New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2018, 04:44:34 PM »
So opinions on the oil?

Shell rotella T1 straight grade SAE 40

For a Detroit 6v92TA
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Re: New topic for the Bus Discussion section - Thoughts requested
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2018, 06:37:39 PM »
All's good it meets the DD specs and easy to find too 
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