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Old 05-28-2016, 06:49 PM   #1
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Long time lurker, now I guess I need to contribute!

Took a break at work to browse Gov deals. And.... I won an auction!

Year 2000 Bluebird TC2000, cummins 5.9L 24 valve turbo diesel. Still not sure what tranny it has. 198,000km. Just went out of service this april so should be in relatively good running order. Drove home for 2 hours like a dream. My old c class RV could only muster 60 mph. This thing cruised up to 70 no problem.

Im curious to hear what many of you think would have been a fair price for this bus. I have scoured re seller markets for a while and everything listed up here has been crap. So much rust from salty roads during the winter.

So excited!!!!!! Theres hardly any body rust, other then a wheel arch on the left side of the bus.

Not much will be done in 2016 as I have a wedding coming up with lots of commitments, but hey, its never too early to start right?

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Old 05-28-2016, 07:35 PM   #2
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$3K-$5K would be a very fair price.
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:43 PM   #3
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Love them Birds! Looks like a good one and I would agree that $3 to 5K would be excellent if she is tight and pretty rust free.
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:00 PM   #4
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USD? I got it for $4500 CAD so about $3400 USD

Now I'm more stoked cause I was in a bidding war with another person. We went back and forth for over an hour at $10 increments
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:09 PM   #5
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It is proxy bidding isn't it?

Regardless, nice deal. Tell the bride she's got competition.
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:54 PM   #6
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Sweet! Welcome to the madness. That was a good price. It looks like it is in nice shape. Post more pics and keep us updated on the progress. Oh, and ask all the questions you need to. Congratulations on becoming a bus owner!
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:08 PM   #7
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:45 PM   #8
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Alright problem number 1. The volt meter on the dash was not working in the trip home (2hours) and sure enough next day, the bus was dead. Quick boost and got her running. Surprise surprise the volt meter pops up to 14 and I let it run for 20 mins. Started up each time now over the last couple of days except I'm back to a 0 on the volt meter. Tips for diagnosis? My guess is the battery is getting no charge when the volt meter is at 0.
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Don't take this as insulting. Have you've cleaned your battery terminals? Also where the ground attaches to the frame or body. Most of the time it's the simplest things.
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Don't take this as insulting. Have you've cleaned your battery terminals? Also where the ground attaches to the frame or body. Most of the time it's the simplest things.
agreed. check negative terminal connections.
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