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Old 10-15-2016, 04:31 PM   #1
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Fuel Tank Size

Is there a standard size for fuel tanks. I cant find a spec for my 1994 international am-tram 84 pass 15 window with a dt466.
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Old 10-15-2016, 04:34 PM   #2
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BB puts theirs inside the fuel door. Ours. Is 45g.
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Old 10-15-2016, 05:07 PM   #3
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My Genesis has the 100 gallon tank. 1993 Amtran with DT466 and MT643 tranny.
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:59 PM   #4
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What do you get for fuel economy I have only drove mine a fuel miles.
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:19 PM   #5
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:22 PM   #6
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There is no standard size tank. It could be anywhere from less than 30 gallons usable to over 200 gallons usable. It all depends upon what the original purchaser ordered from the factory.

Some states, like WA, require a minimum number of gallons. On full size buses I believe it is now 60 gallons.

Somewhere on the tank there should be a tag that tells what size it is. It probably is not in a convenient place to read it though.

You can take outside measurements and do the math to determine the cubic volume and change the cubic inches into gallons.

Or when it gets down to 1/4 tank fill it back up a couple of times and then do the math to determine how far you should go before filling up.
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:31 PM   #7
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I just did the math on your name here. So are you a team coach in Cowlitz or is it the cowlitz coach like like BUS.

Does it matter on fuel economy what engine is in these beats. I see super Dave has a cummins?

hard to believe they all did not get the same tanks.
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:52 PM   #8
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Coach as in bus.

Some of the engines get better fuel mileage than others.

Transmissions and rear end gearing also have an impact on fuel mileage.

Speed also has a dramatic impact on fuel mileage.

As to why the difference size of tanks, there really is not any "standard" bus. Every bus is built to order depending upon what options are chosen.
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:07 PM   #9
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I'm a slow driver, but I wonder how a gear rear end change would effect the MPG. I though i saw a gear change runs about a 1k$. Plus maybe sell yours?

if you have a international is this the same rear end as in a fl60 or 70 model
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:32 PM   #10
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