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Date Posted：07/27/2013 5:39 PMCopy HTML
Sorry for late. Here is my another revving story of that school bus driver and the last revving situation of mine. :(
One day in a summer was very rainy and the temp is around 24C. That morning the bus need a little more crankng for start but it started. As she rev it typically I wrote before. We went to the scholl without any problem. Butjust some minutes before the end of our school I heard hard revving of a diesel engine. First I didn't mind it because there was a lot of school buses their and any of them can be revved and all the other drivers were male. So I was a in the 5th grade that time and was the most junior in our bus. Our class ended one period earlier than others so everyday I had to wait one period for them in the bus. In that day I went out chatting with friends and again heard hard revving from the bus lot and saw smoke flying. After saying goodbye to friends I start walking to my bus wondering who is revving like that. Shomi(Our bus driver) never rev like this before. When I reached their the bus was idling and there was a huge black spot in the lot. I was very suprised that it was Shomi. She is looking very pissed of. After watching she told me to get in and don't worry the engine is giving trouble she need to fix it. I got in the bus and sat in a good position. The bus's hood was open and she went out for checking something. After a minute bus started stalling and died. She then came back in the seat start pumping madly and cranking. The bus started with huge vrooooooooommmm and she kept pumping. vrrooooooooomm vrrooooooooomm vrrooooooooomm vrrooooooooomm vrrooooooooomm vrroooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuomm she floored it for some seconds. The right side of the window is covered by black smoke. She then went out and close the hood and came back. Again soo much vrrooooooooomm vrrooooooooomm vrrooooooooomm vrrooooooooomm then idling and the bus died. She started it right after it and again vrrooooooooomm vrrooooooooomm vrrooooooooomm for so many time I can't count. The bus was rocking! Her right leg is just up and down up and down and left one is just relaxing and both hands are in the legs. After some minutes of revving she let it idle. Now it running right. I thought she would turn off because there was still about 20 min left. But aftrer few minutes of idling she start revving again. Just like my favorite show. A woman is punishing her car for giving troubles. Now she is looking at the side mirror to the exhaust. After few revving again idling. This method went for few times. Then finally she tunred off. And said sorry to me "Sorry honey, this beast is just giving me a shitload of pain today". The other drivers just started coming and she went out for chatting to them. I heard her yelling that how the bus pissed of her. Just a few minute before the school end she start the bus and this time a few vrrooooooooomm vrrooooooooomm. But all of them were hit on the floor. Nothing more then. As I am the last student for home she always pulled up the bus in a nearby lot and take me home by walk. That day she drove me to home I asked her why? She said she need to working on the engine MORE! I never know what happened after that. And after a week or two we shifted again. And That is the end of her story. I never go back to that town, never met her again. But I hope she is living a good life and giving some hell to her car or the bus(if she still driving it).
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Re：School Bus revving 2
Date Posted：09/21/2013 10:03 PMCopy HTML
Awesome! When I was in school the buses were gasoline powered, mostly International Harvester brand carbureted engines. Some of the bus drivers had pedal pumping and revving habits. One woman used to pump the accelerator while cranking. The bus always fired right up and she would rev the engine immediately after it started by continuing to pump 2-3 times in quick succession. Another lady had the habit of revving to clear out the carbon. After her bus was idling for over 5 minutes or so in queue waiting for all the students to board, she would floor the accelerator typically 2-3 times, getting the rpms up high with each pump. This lady was a hard driver as well, holding the gears longer before shifting, etc. There obviously was no carbon built up in her engine but she revved it hard anyways. Another "substitute" bus driver once had parked her bus but upon arrival the fast idle mechanism was stuck. She revved it once, but it didn't kick down. A few seconds later she pumped it twice in rapid succession, but still no luck disengaging it. Finally she floored it two times hard, paused a split second, then floored it again and held it down for a moment. This did the trick and it was idling down nicely. Our school district later switched to diesel powered buses, made by Navistar International. These were much more reliable and did not require pumping but many drivers were still in the habit of doing so and I recall a couple ladies who drove them always started them with the pedal to the floor, so they would roar upon startup but never any additional revving. I miss the sights and sounds of the '80s. Around here I virtually never see any action like this anymore. Everyone has fuel injected engines.
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Re：School Bus revving 2
Date Posted：03/27/2015 6:02 AMCopy HTML
Fuel injections ruined everything!