Originally Posted by crazycal
Yes, you are correct. We don't need any information about the bus to give a guess as to when things will go south.
I don't know what kind of transmission you have but it will blow up between 197,550 and 198,347 miles.
I don;t know what engine you have but it will definitely throw a rod at 212,763 miles.
I don't know if the bus has rust but the back half is already breaking off and will fall off on the freeway in about a hundred miles.
True, but what you just typed is probably the best answer you could give him. You should put that verbatim into the other thread.
Originally Posted by carneiro1292
essentially what i wanted to know is if tht would be a decent mileage to buy it with. Is it too much? I wouldnt buy a car with over 150k miles on it but does the same logic transfer to buses?
Are you buying a car?
No, well kind of, but not really.
So thus the logic follows that.
Medium duty diesels are a different beast, they are bigger, meaner, uglier, stronger, oilier and thirstier than a cars engine. Now what can be said is that yes with more miles on it, it has had more exposure time for things going wrong with it. It also has had more exposure time to get those problems fixed.
The thing you have to pay attention to is busses are sometimes taken out of service when they are near/at/or above their mileage limit for the school and they need service. Read this $200 part needs to be replaced but who cares we have to punt it anyways. These mile limits are not set by sound logic but bureaucratic logic. A well maintained diesel will run longer than you would think. Now shocks, struts, tires, steering boxes, transmissions... those are more effected by the quality of mile vs the quantity of miles.