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Old 10-12-2015, 04:59 PM   #1
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Engine hours and mileage

My mileage odometer is broken (it runs much slower than it should) but the engine hours gauge seems fine. It has 4609 engine hours and 95000 miles - used in rural upstate NY. My question is what is your total mileage / engine hours? Mine is about an average of 20 mph which sort of seems reasonable - so the odometer must have only recently broken.... however if you all say you get (say) 30mph then perhaps mine has been faulty for some longer time.

What is your mileage/engine hours?
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:28 PM   #2
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45 miles per hour is the ratio most use after exploring this topic on the various forums.

Our miles are 195,XXX, hours are 11,5XX. Lots of hours on this bus. It came from a very hot area so the dual ACs were no doubt used a lot when idle.
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:21 PM   #3
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I think 45 is high but 30-35 seems reasonable. If it was an activities bus then yes 45 if it was a route bus then rural 30 - city 25 seems more appropriate. I kept track of my average MPH over a couple of months and in a car it was about 42, now that includes highways which I doubt busses owned by schools see very often.
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Mine must've sat and idled a lot. I've got 160,000 miles and 8,800 hours. 18mph.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:50 PM   #6
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45 miles per hour is the ratio most use after exploring this topic on the various forums.

Our miles are 195,XXX, hours are 11,5XX. Lots of hours on this bus. It came from a very hot area so the dual ACs were no doubt used a lot when idle.
195,000 divided by 11500 is about 17mph - nowhere near 45
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195,000 divided by 11500 is about 17mph - nowhere near 45
Never sugested it was, the numbers are what "most" use.

196000now BTW...
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I would use the 45mph x number of hours for getting the price down in a heart beat. Also that is probably the worst case number and 15 being the best case so the average between those is 30 mph. Also I would figure on idling for about a half hour a day which would add up to about 75 hours per year maybe more if the bus is from a cold climate or hot climate for heating and cooling power.
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Mine must've sat and idled a lot. I've got 160,000 miles and 8,800 hours. 18mph.
Did your bus come from a cold/snowy area too? Maybe they idled our buses to keep them warm in the winter? My bus came from Iowa, so I bet that's what happened.
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