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Required on all diesel engines, it shall be of a design and installation compatible with chassis / engine application to ensure trouble free performance when properly maintained. The fuel/water separator filter may serve as the first primary engine fuel filter if approved by the engine manufacturer, or may be in addition to and ahead of the standard primary and secondary fuel filters on the engine. In addition, the fuel / water separator must be completely accessible for manufacturer's recommended servicing, with emphasis on under hood mounting location; have an electronic sensor with a dash mounted indicator or a clear drain (sight) bowl for accumulated water; and, contain a replaceable element of proper design to protect against premature fuel flow restriction or excessive passage of contaminates.

FUEL TANK (S)

Fuel tank(s) and fuel system shall meet requirements of FMVSS 301. Filler spout shall be located for ease in servicing. Fuel gauge compatible with tank capacity shall be supplied. See Chassis Specifications Charts in this section for required fuel tank capacity.

FUEL TANK (S), ATERNATIVE FUELS

Fuel tank(s) for alternative fuels shall meet or exceed all of the rules and regulations of the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), the requirements of FMVSS No. 304 and others, as applicable. Capacity shall be that required to meet the range requirements of the alternative fuel option or as specified in the Invitation for Bids.

HOOD

All engine hoods, covers or doors to access and check engine compartment fluid levels shall not require more than twenty-five (25) pounds of force to open or close.

HORNS

Each bus shall be equipped with dual note horns or dual horns of standard make. Each horn(s) shall produce audible sounds in the frequency range from two hundred fifty to two thousand (250 to 2,000) hertz. The sound level measurements shall be made at a distance of fifty feet (50') directly in front of the vehicle in accordance with SAE J377.

SHOCK ABSORBERS

Front and rear, double acting; adequate size for axle load.

SPRINGS

Front: Manufacture standard coil or Double-wrap stationary end leaf spring Rear: Progressive or vari-ride type

Section B-6

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