Well after close to 4 weeks of the bus being in the shop, the mechanics have finally started making progress on the repair. They had to replace the lift pump and rebuild the injection pump. I spoke with the technicians yesterday and they said that the injection pump was in bad shape once they started to rebuild it so it took longer than expected on the repair.
This should fix the issues that we encountered a few weeks ago when it just died on us when we were driving around one night. The same issue also caused the engine not to turn over once we shut it off and tried to crank it back up again with in a few minutes.
They think it will be ready to go by the end of the week.
I guess in the grand scheme of things, its been good timing for this to happen now while the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is taking place. Since I am heavily involved with the Rodeo, unfortunately a few things with the bus have been put on the back burner over the past couple of weeks.
So while I would've liked to have the bus up and running, I know it would've been difficult to do any kind of test runs with friends trying to find time in my own personal schedule.
The good thing is though that with Rodeo taking place, I am able to spread the word about the bus to a lot of people I only see this time of the year. The friends and peers that I have told are all really excited about it and already want to book rides.
I have a feeling that once I do "officially" open my doors for business and start utilizing social media in a more meaningful way, things will pick up very quickly. I am going to have to get used to saying "no" to things that's for sure!