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PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your PT or WB model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it....list your PT Parts here too.

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Old 02-09-2011
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Thanks for the advice everyone. Coach Net said they have someone who can handle a bus, but he's busy and it'll take 6 or 7 hours to get here. As we were leaving to go get something to eat, he called back and said he found someone else who'll be here in an hour, so we're eating sandwiches in the coach. The service manager we talked to called it a catastrophic problem and we would probably be there for quite a while.
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John, You've been through these problems before. Sit tight and wait for the Tow Truck. Keep us posted as you can.
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Good luck John. Sorry to hear about this unfortunate turn of events.

As the others have said, sit tight, and wait for the tow truck to arrive. Good luck at the Detroit shop. Let's hope the news isn't all bad.

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I am so sorry to hear this. I am not allowed to post bad words but I am saying some under my breath.

There should be some way to fix these engines right the first time. Seems to me this is common with a diesel once it starts it continues. Is it mixing new parts with old or what?

I have to assume something wasn't done right or completed last year. I guess that is everyone's guess right or wrong until further information is available.

Regardless I am sad to hear this. It seems to happen to the good guys.
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Ouch,

Stop , breath deep and have dinner, the answer will be clearer tomorrow.
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Good luck john. Hopefully you won't be posting several chapters of experience after this gets sorted out.
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This is a little hair brained so use caution....
I would only try this in extreme conditions....: eek:
You could ruin your motor...

The only way I would try it is to drain everything. Shut off leave off the chassis heat valves. Make sure to get all the antifreeze out and fill both the engine and radiator with the rotella 2 cycle oil and check often to add more oil into the radiator... Drain high level out of motor. If it is milky brown or dirty drain and add more fresh rotella. If the bearings are already damaged/Low oil pressure I would not drive it anywhere however.

Loosen your radiator cap to keep it from pressurizing and it will transfer less of the oil coolant to the crankcase It might work very well, that depends on where the leak is...

It wouldn't cool as well as antifreeze does and the oil would be difficult to remove afterwords but it might work to get where you are going... Take it easy on the accelerator pedal to keep it cool...

The high level of oil in the engine can screw it up as well, the level must be kept at the full mark and not above. If the oil is milky throw it out and add more Rotella 2 cycle oil.

Sometimes in the arctic they will use kerosene for antifreeze. I don't think I would try that tho...

All in all I wouldn't try the above except in extreme circumstances.
You are kidding,right?
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DO NOT DO THIS TO ANY ENGINE.
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John,if you need us,any of us,just call.
Good luck,keep us advised.
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Water in the oil, could be cracked head, or liner seal, but certainly could be worse with a spun bearing. Sorry for you trouble, but you are lucky you got it before more damage. Keep us posted.
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Water in the oil, could be cracked head, or liner seal, but certainly could be worse with a spun bearing. Sorry for you trouble, but you are lucky you got it before more damage. Keep us posted.
After my first head gasket repair I still had some coolant trouble. Detroit diesel told me to check the o-ring in the injector sleeve. Sure enough two were leaking. This time I just got some oem reman detroit heads. Put it back together with Aaron W. and its been perfect for 3 years. We did put bearings in the crank both times. Two strokes don't take coolant in the oil very well. I am sure they will change the bearings. Good luck sorry for your troubles.
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