Schoolkids Won’t Know What Working School Buses Look Like

In the rush to save the planet from overheating, no one thought about how all those planet boiling GHGs would cause cold

(Northern Life) It would seem today’s modern fleet of school buses hasn’t been built for Northern Ontario weather.

According to the Sudbury Student Services Consortium, there is a problem with vehicles manufactured after 2010 which makes them hard to run in cold weather.

Changes to the engine design to make them more energy-efficient has had the unfortunate side effect of turning diesel fuel into gel in the extreme cold.

That’s exactly what happened Jan. 23, when school buses were cancelled because of record cold temperatures, which dipped below -36 C.

Students are also complaining of being cold on these buses because the engines aren’t able to run the heaters properly on such days.

I suppose this is what Obama meant when he said “But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change.”

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Comment by john
2013-02-13 11:25:07

Most operators of diesel engines know enoughh to use an anti-gel in the winter. Looks like owner error herehttp://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=yfp-t-701&va=diesel+fuel+antigel
And they should use either the shutters on the grill or block that air flow.
Diesel has always gelled at low temps.

 
Comment by gitarcarver
2013-02-13 12:12:27

Geez john, I bet you are right!

After all, no one up in friggin’ NORTHERN ONTARIO has ever dealt with cold temperatures and diesel engines before.

Do you ever read what is being said or do you just go off on a tangent that illustrates your ignorance?

(And in case you didn’t notice, the picture is a stock photo, not necessarily one of the buses in question. Geez, every time I think you can’t be more ridiculous, you prove me wrong.)

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2013-02-13 20:59:26

maybe they should leave them plugged in to the engine heaters for longer.
Or, they could also use electric fuel tank heaters.

I don’t advise the propane based heathers however however efficient.

 

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