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valleybusman
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USA
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Posted - 11/20/2023 :  11:15:05 AM  Show Profile  Send valleybusman an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I have a 2018 All American re. A hose for the power steering rub through on a piece of the frame. We looked at the hose and it is I would say 40 feet long.I am not sure if there is a connector in the middle or not like on another bus I did. This bus has storage compartments that are through. So We cannot see the line is attached to the frame. If it is, we cannot get to those mounts because the storage is 10 feet long.We went to a Napa store, and they thought he could get a connector except it's not a crimp on. So I am desperate for a solution I can see this a 2 or 3 day job

tigger2
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USA
463 Posts

Posted - 11/21/2023 :  04:29:01 AM  Show Profile  Click to see tigger2's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Try to find a mobile hydraulic repair outfit, to install a splice in the hose preferably in the storage box for rust protection. You may want to contact your local equipment dealer for Bobcats or construction equipment.
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40ngone
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USA
166 Posts

Posted - 11/21/2023 :  10:47:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not sure about the 2018's, but are you sure there is not a panel that screws to the top of the luggage compartment?

All of the Bluebird rear engines I had with pass through luggage compartments had a panel that screwed upward on the inside of the compartment.

Edited by - 40ngone on 12/07/2023 4:37:34 PM
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Gearbox
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USA
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Posted - 11/22/2023 :  8:44:27 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Gearbox's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
https://www.pirtekusa.com/locations/kent/#
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Thomasbus24
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USA
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Posted - 11/27/2023 :  05:52:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Second the repair-in-place idea.

Is it possible to abandon and leave the old line in place? That was the method we always used on the old Thomas pushers with steel lines that rusted out. Replaced with a hydraulic hose line, that is.
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valleybusman
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USA
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Posted - 12/01/2023 :  08:34:18 AM  Show Profile  Send valleybusman an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I chatted with a mechanic with blue bird and he kind of said the same thing. We found a coupler, but it isn't working.So looks like the whole line needs replaced
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BigPapa
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Posted - 12/01/2023 :  2:00:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit BigPapa's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glad we don't have any pushers, and, only five BB's.
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