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Diesel Issues

Discussion in 'Grease Monkey's Garage' started by dougiemac, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. dougiemac

    dougiemacdougiemac is a Verified Member The Hotstepper
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    Didn't expect this on Fathers Day... driving a 1999 Blue Bird Mini Bird bus diesel with 90K miles, from Canton, GA to Nashville, TN and I couldn't get up to highway speed. So I decided to take the state routes and back roads, and just past Lookoit Mountain, I couldn't make it up the next hill. Once I sludges to the top at a cool 2mph, I pulled over and called for a tow.

    Anyone have any ideas what it could be and potential cost?

    One mechanic on the phone said it could be a turbo issue?

    Thoughts?

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  2. Cudruln

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    Turbo or fuel. Where there any warning lights or elevated temps?
     
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    Coincidence. I blew my intercooler hose coming home from Florida today. Got to drive home in limp mode.

    Sounds like you may have a similar issue.
     
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    Why are you driving the short bus?
     
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    Brother had issues with his water seperator. Caused power issues, along with dirt buildup and corrosion in fuel tank
     
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    @dougiemac likes to travel in style when he's transporting his sex slaves. I mean, just look at the window tint and the blacked out lights on that thing!
     
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    Negative. No warning lights nor elevated temps.
     
  8. dougiemac

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    Is that a cheap fix?
     
  9. dougiemac

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    Was that a cheap fix?
     
  10. dougiemac

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    Shhhhhhh! Do you want me to get my other side business shut down?