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Old 11-23-2017, 02:37 AM   #1
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Recently had the bus checked out by mechanic. Imagine my surprise when I was informed the engine wasn't a Cummins 8.3L but a Catepillar 3126(?). It looked good, but he brought to my attention that the oil pan sits about a foot from the ground. Is that normal? Is there anything I can do about that?
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:19 AM   #2
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You want to do something about it being a 3126 or you want to lower the oilpan?

I'm confused about that big of a diesel in a mini-skoolie regardless of who made it.
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:02 AM   #3
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if its a cat the engine should be yellow get a second opinion if it aint as anybody can claim to be a mechanic
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:03 AM   #4
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somewhere on the engine should be a tag
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:04 AM   #5
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You want to do something about it being a 3126 or you want to lower the oilpan?

I'm confused about that big of a diesel in a mini-skoolie regardless of who made it.
does it have a blade on front???
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Old 11-24-2017, 02:05 AM   #6
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Sorry for the confusion. The seller was the one who told me it was a cummins. The mechanic who checked it out works for the school district fleet maintenance. He was the one who told me it was a Cat, not the other. He said if it drove from Md to Fl panhandle with only a small hiccup, it's a good engine. My concern about what he told me, was about the oil pan. He showed me where it was located and I saw it was only about 1ft, give or take, from the ground. Is that normal? Is there anywhere to increase the ground coverage?
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:27 AM   #7
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load pics of it
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:30 AM   #8
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Of the whole bus, or just underneath
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:41 AM   #9
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the motor and oil pan did this bus come from San Diego or mexico??
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:10 AM   #10
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Not sure, thought it came from the same place it was manufactured from. One thing forgot to mention, the engine was replaced by Jasper. Don't know if that's a brand or who did it.
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