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Old 02-14-2017, 08:28 PM   #21
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Here is a snapshot of the bus vitals from the ECM. Only 126000+ miles on a 2003 24V 5.9 Cummins/Alison combo.

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Old 02-14-2017, 08:54 PM   #22
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holy crap maximum vehicle speed 150 MPH...

LOL
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:56 PM   #23
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Hi Disbus... I just got my bus and hopefully will be able to start removing the seats soon... Just a thought... I am planning to put everything on wheels so I can move it around the interior as needed. this way I can open the isle up when wanted... I am going to be pretty stationary though with my bus...

Will keep an eye on your progress for any ideas that I can borrow.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:22 PM   #24
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Cool stats- what did you use to pull those?
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:26 PM   #25
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holy crap maximum vehicle speed 150 MPH...

LOL
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I saw that. I think that means the governor is not in place, or set at 55 mph for example. Maybe the same for the max rpm.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:27 PM   #26
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Cool stats- what did you use to pull those?
I'll ask my mechanic what he used.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:28 PM   #27
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Hi Disbus... I just got my bus and hopefully will be able to start removing the seats soon... Just a thought... I am planning to put everything on wheels so I can move it around the interior as needed. this way I can open the isle up when wanted... I am going to be pretty stationary though with my bus...

Will keep an eye on your progress for any ideas that I can borrow.
Cool. You won't be driving it much? So you feel things on wheels won't go flying around the bus?
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:23 AM   #28
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Notice the average speed over the service life of the bus.

You can see what I mean about a school bus spending 90% or more of the service life at speeds less than 35 MPH.

I wonder what sort of route it was on to have such poor fuel mileage and so many hours with the engine brake applied. Almost 25% of the miles were put on with the engine brake applied. That is a lot of hill work!

It would appear as if your bus is in pretty good condition and should serve you well for many years to come.

Good luck and happy trails to you!
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:26 AM   #29
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cowlitz - I loved reading the stats from mine also.. mine has average over 9 MPG for its life.. with an average speed over 40 - and being in texas it says its likely been brought up to operating temperature..

only showed one over-heat alarm (permanent code). from way back at 45k miles and that would go in line with the fact the radiator was replaced in 2004...

interesting what you can read from the computers on the newer busses.
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:34 PM   #30
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Notice the average speed over the service life of the bus.

You can see what I mean about a school bus spending 90% or more of the service life at speeds less than 35 MPH.

I wonder what sort of route it was on to have such poor fuel mileage and so many hours with the engine brake applied. Almost 25% of the miles were put on with the engine brake applied. That is a lot of hill work!

It would appear as if your bus is in pretty good condition and should serve you well for many years to come.

Good luck and happy trails to you!
It is a wheelchair lift equipped bus. It has tie downs in it still so maybe the use characteristics reflect that somehow. Atlanta School District.
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