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Offline YeomansEagle

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Stranded please help
« on: March 13, 2007, 06:35:40 PM »
I'm posting this for a fellow busnut. He just purchased his GMC and is headed home but accelerator is stuck. He said it runs wide open as soon as he starts it up. I don't know much about GMC coached so I'm passing this info along for him. If any of you guys can help he is stranded he said about a thousand miles from home. His # is xxx-xxx-xxxx.

Phone # removed as Dutch is  back on the road - - Phil Lyons
« Last Edit: March 16, 2007, 07:50:31 AM by plyonsMC9 »
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Offline H3Jim

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Re: Stranded please help
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2007, 06:42:49 PM »
where is 1000 miles from home?
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Re: Stranded please help
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2007, 06:55:08 PM »
I don't know he didn't say and I didn't think it was relevent.
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Re: Stranded please help
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 06:58:58 PM »
I believe on the other board he said 50 miles south of Martinsville - Yeoman I believe he was trying to see who was close by -FWIW
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Re: Stranded please help
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007, 07:19:08 PM »
Sorry Jim I didn't intend for it to come over that way. My apologies to you. Thanks Niles for bringing that to my attention. It was a legetimate question.
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Re: Stranded please help
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2007, 08:32:25 PM »
That was Dutch in his new 4106. I just spoke with him and he is back on the road. The PO drove down and helped Dutch lube enough of the throttle cable to get it working again. He got a very good bus but it has been sitting for a while. It needed some basic service and I told him that. He said he was going to take care of it before he hit the road but it sounds like he just got in it and started back to Texas. He said that he would keep us updated on his adventure. Oh well, I wish him the best of luck.
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Re: Stranded please help
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2007, 06:44:35 AM »
Yeoman, no worries.  I was in fact thinking I could go help if he was nearby.

Very glad Dutch got it fixed and is on his way, it looks like a great coach.  and now its getting some love and attention.
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Re: Stranded please help
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2007, 09:38:04 PM »
im home!!!!!!
before i left i changed the oil and all filters and added coolant (thanks barnowl)
now i'm resting
one thing though. it seems that the generator of the main engine is not charging anymore???any idea where to look at??
the light on the dashboard went out 300 miles before i was home.
the gm purrs like a kitten though,,,i love that sound.
dutch
oh and it ran 0.185 cents per mile
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Re: Stranded please help
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2007, 09:58:11 PM »
Dutch,

I am glad you made it home. What kind of mpg did you get? Did it use much oil? You need to post your charging question in a new post. I think you would get a better response if you do. I am learning about the 4106 charging system myself so I am not the one who can help you with that.

Here is what I did for a tailpipe; I know your bus needs something like it:

http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index.php?topic=787.0

You should do something similar to keep from stirring up a constant dust cloud that just finds its way into your air filters.

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Re: Stranded please help
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2007, 07:03:52 AM »
i think 12 miles to the gallon,
1350 miles  $250 dollars with an average of 2.55 a gallon
but i pampered it very badly ,,maybe even to much
i just hate putting alot of "pressure on the engine"
dutch

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Re: Stranded please help
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2007, 01:23:09 PM »
I come up with 13.78 mpg - WOW!!!! - If you mistreat it (like it really wants) who knows what mileage you'll get -
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