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bluebirdvision
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Posted - 02/27/2013 :  3:19:56 PM  Show Profile  Click to see bluebirdvision's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
We've got 2009-2010 (non DEF engines) Thomas Built EFs with Cummins 6.7L engines. The coolant overflow rez is in the driver's side side wiper compartment. I'm unsure as to how much coolant is supposed to be in the rez. I keep the fluid level at just under a half.

All three buses lose coolant. The rezevior is empty about once a week. The oil is not gooey, there is nothing visible under the bus, but its going somewhere...

Schoolbus56
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Posted - 02/27/2013 :  4:36:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where the tank says Full is usually a good indication.

wow.
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bluebirdvision
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Posted - 02/27/2013 :  4:53:53 PM  Show Profile  Click to see bluebirdvision's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
You can't see the tank levels from above, and they don't pay me enough to crawl under the thing.

Shane Kirley
New York Bus Sales Delivery Driver. (I know its not much, but its a start)


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Edited by - bluebirdvision on 02/27/2013 4:54:17 PM
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Schoolbus56
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Posted - 02/27/2013 :  5:04:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sure its not the washer fluid tank?

wow.
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bluebirdvision
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Posted - 02/27/2013 :  5:15:47 PM  Show Profile  Click to see bluebirdvision's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
No, I know the difference.

Shane Kirley
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Thomasbus24
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Posted - 02/28/2013 :  02:44:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've never found an EF where that system works "correctly". Check the radiator everyday, if it's got coolant up top, you are good to go.
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bluebirdvision
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Posted - 02/28/2013 :  05:41:44 AM  Show Profile  Click to see bluebirdvision's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
There isn't one system on these EFs that works correctly. Thanks, I'll let the drivers know.

Shane Kirley
New York Bus Sales Delivery Driver. (I know its not much, but its a start)


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Edited by - bluebirdvision on 02/28/2013 05:44:14 AM
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