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Old 03-31-2012, 08:16 AM
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Motor locked

Bus died on the side of the road. Think it ran out of fuel. In the process of trying to get it primed, the 'mechanic' dumped some fuel in the intake. About 30sec later, the motor locked up. A better mechanic explained to me that the fuel prob built up in the cyl and locked up the motor. How can I fix this? It's been sitting now for about 2wks. And still has the same issue, starter tries to crank it, but just humms.

Please realize this is a bus, and getting at any portion of the motor is near impossible. I was thinking crank the motor backwards by the crank bolt a few revolutions??

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Old 03-31-2012, 08:50 AM
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Pulling the injectors and using a suction hose to clean out the cylinders would be the safest way.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:51 AM
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Pull the glow plugs, then crank the motor over, allowing all the fuel to blow out.
Also, if it has an electric fuel pump, just turn the key on and cycle the pump tons of times.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:05 AM
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Big job in a bus. Next to impossible to get valve covers off..... Was hoping just letting it sit a couple weeks, the fuel old drain past rings and such...


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Old 03-31-2012, 11:48 AM
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The only way to get the fuel out is to suck there is no easy was to do it, besides if was easy it wouldn't be a problem and secondly go kick that so called mechanic in the bag for dumping unmetered fuel into an engine your lucky the thing didn't take off and shoot pistons out the block scene pictures of that in a detroit not a pretty site
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:25 PM
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That mechanic should be
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:31 PM
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That's a thought. Get him to fix it free. Especially if he's with a company.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:08 PM
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"Mechanic" dumped diesel into the intake to prime it!!??? Seriously!!! If I ran out of fuel and a buddy told me, hey I dumped gas down the carb, thats how I got my Nova started, lets dump diesel in your intake I'd punch him in the nose! Where did this "mechanic" actually dump the fuel? I'd be looking for more than money back and proper fix.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:05 PM
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If it is turbocharged that was probably alot of diesel to even get to the engine!!! Lol
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