Point, Re-point & Hope (not shoot)
When I drive the Jetta, the steering is tight. So responsive. I could drive with one finger on my left hand, leaving my right free to change stations on the radio or change gears. In the bus, the steering has been, shall we say, a little more active. With a 40+ year old system (and the fact that the technology is at least as many years old), it has gotten progressively looser. On the drive back from Eugene, Boo commented on how active the driving was. So, yesterday, we looked into what was going on.
Diagnose, and Re-Diagnose
|steering box adjustment screw|
center bottom of pic
When the bus couldn't start the other day, I noticed a small dark wet mark underneath it. Knowing that it hadn't been run in a few weeks, I knew there were few things that could account for a still-wet mark. Any pressure in the coolant system would have vented within a few minutes after shutting off the engine. Same goes for oil pressure. That left the fuel system. Sure enough, the dark mark was being made by fuel leaking from the injector closest to the rear of the bus and picking up oil as it was pulled by gravity. Simply loosening the hard line and re-torquing it, we well as re-setting the low-pressure return lines should have solved that. I'll be looking for leaks after work tomorrow.
|jalousie pic from German Supply|
So, I guess that means there will be a few more construction posts before there are any pictures from SkiBowl through my bus windscreen. Thanks for following along.