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Old 04-30-2016, 01:12 PM   #41
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:23 PM   #42
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I saw that batch of TCs on govdeals, thought they were really beaten up and worn out to the point where they weren't worth it.

However, you could still be able to salvage the bus. Depends on what's wrong with the engine, like most said here oil leaks are usually fairly easy to fix.

It just seems to me that some states are worst than others as far as used buses go. Louisiana is one of the poorer states so as a result their school buses usually stay in service longer.
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:56 PM   #43
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Started cleaning today. Didn't get a ton accomplished haha. I need a pressure washer. Plus I only had a couple of hours. But I'm feeling positive about tomorrow.
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I added 10 whole quarts and the dip stick still says I'm 2 or 3 quarts low. But my oil pressure climbed back up thankfully. My temp gauge does some funky stuff, as can be seen in the video.





























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Old 05-01-2016, 10:12 AM   #44
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:30 AM   #45
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The engine sounds good and there isn't oil sprayed all over under the engine compartment .. Did a lot end up on the ground when you were running it ?
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:17 PM   #46
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A good camouflage job will hide the wows in the body.

That low oil kind of scares you when you think of driving that home at speed again. See what a tough engine you've got?

Those body wrinkles are just from some driver like me that taps immobile objects with the bus occasionally. I haven't hit anything for a couple weeks now.
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:53 PM   #47
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Surprisingly not much got on the ground at all, which I don't understand.....

I feel pretty good about that engine now haha. She still cranks and sounds good. Just gotta get her good and clean

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Old 05-01-2016, 01:16 PM   #48
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I think you'll be ok as long as you don't keep driving without oil.
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:31 PM   #49
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I think you'll be ok as long as you don't keep driving without oil.
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Water might be the next concern.

I was going to ask how much of that rear end damage happened while backing into the driveway, but that wouldn't be nice. So it's got a few wrinkles.
This one is a 19 year old bus when i got it, and at the end of another 19 years it will almost assuredly look considerably worse. It takes a little practice and during my learning curve some practice is quite visible.
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