Originally Posted by EastCoastCB
You won't be though. You're an extremely tech-y person with LOTS of skills and enough money to get anything done you want.
YOu are NOT the average diy-er.
My anti-6.0 "fear mongering" is valid in that its almost entirely directed at questions like- "I know nothing about buses or engines, is the 6.0 a good engine?"
Or "I'm buying my first bus and have never even changed my own oil, the bus is a 6.0. Is that a good one".
For most of us idiots, the 6.0 is too much added complexity and expense to justify taking that risk. Ford and international messed up, I don't wanna take a bite of that sandwich when there are good, proven platforms out there that are cheaper, simpler, and proven.
ill 100% give you that.. the 6.0 isnt for the person who wants to stay out of the bonnet, wants to strip a bus and convert the interior..
if we are on that subject, then any of the 'E' series internationals have had their own set of issues.. even the DT-466E amd the T-444E.. we know the Cat's are reliable but if they do break they need the copletely specialized scan tools and expensive parts to repair..
the cummins seem to be the most reliable of the later mid 90s and up engines that are likely the most reliable and lowest cost / huge amount of parts availabe to repair...
we are gonna see a lot more of these electronic busses on the market and less mechanical...
Maxxforce 7 anyone? wait for it.. that "wonderful" (NOT!) beast will be on the used market before long too..
but YES I will agree that the 6.0 requires some technical expertise.. as does the T444E, the DT-466E, etc.. but Yes the 6.0 has had more issues than the other 2 i described..