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https://www.copart.com/lot/59086859/Photos I have been working on the bus as weather permits. Have done a lot of clean up, built new battery tray, pumped all the old fuel out. changed oil. I was amazed that fuel came out of the petcock on the bottom of the tank, no sludge. I was even more surprised when the cooling system still had pressure.
By looking at the records for the bus it has sat for close to 9 years, right before it was parked it had the engine and trans. rebuilt. I will be trying to start the bus this weekend if it warms up.

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Unique exhaust @ best. Never mind, change your sig for the deeetroit.
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Good luck Bob! Wish I were there to clean parts and watch the action.

Remember, without pictures it didn't happen. Assign one of those great kids of yours to document the action.
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[QUOTE= By looking at the records for the bus it has sat for close to 9 years, right before it was parked it had the engine and trans. rebuilt. I will be trying to start the bus this weekend if it warms up.
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Wouldn’t hurt to pull the valve covers and make sure the Detroit doesn’t have any stuck injectors. At least start it with the air cleaner off of the turbo and have a piece of plywood ready to shut it down. A runaway would make for a ****** day.
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Thanks. I changed my sig
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Wouldn’t hurt to pull the valve covers and make sure the Detroit doesn’t have any stuck injectors. At least start it with the air cleaner off of the turbo and have a piece of plywood ready to shut it down. A runaway would make for a ****** day.
I thought about pulling the side that is easy to get to. If you pulled the manual fuel shut off would that stop it from running away?
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I thought about pulling the side that is easy to get to. If you pulled the manual fuel shut off would that stop it from running away?
I would not bet on it.
Like Cris said,have a board ready to put over the air intake.
I nail a 2x2 onto the plywood as a handle,so i don't have to get too close.
Use it like a shovel handle to hold the board over the intake.
Or,have an ax handy and chop a hole in the fuel filter and run!
Thats what i would do,i have a fire ax,use the pointy end to punch the hole.
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I thought about pulling the side that is easy to get to. If you pulled the manual fuel shut off would that stop it from running away?
As long as there is no other source of fuel (oil) that should stop it.
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I would not bet on it.
Like Cris said,have a board ready to put over the air intake.
I nail a 2x2 onto the plywood as a handle,so i don't have to get too close.
Use it like a shovel handle to hold the board over the intake.
Or,have an ax handy and chop a hole in the fuel filter and run!
Thats what i would do,i have a fire ax,use the pointy end to punch the hole.
Maybe a soccer ball, there are a lot of farm cats running around?
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Let me say it takes nerves of steel to stick a soccer ball or hold a board over the air inlet on a runaway diesel.
Chop the filter and RUN!!
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