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Old 05-22-2014, 10:35 PM   #91
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Re: Good deal for a bus?

http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12570
Here ya go..... Bansil can probably answer your questions
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:37 PM   #92
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http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12570
Here ya go..... Bansil can probably answer your questions
I was reading his thread when you posted this
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:48 PM   #93
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It's probably got a low geared [high number] rear end. Which would limit top speed.
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Buy the bus.

Rear ends, and turbo's are changeable. No reason to miss out on owning a crown due to a few small details.

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It's probably got a low geared [high number] rear end. Which would limit top speed.
How much do you think a higher geared rear end would run? I know it cost about 50 bucks when I switched the rear end on a golf cart. Also where is a good place to find one?
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Buy the bus.

Rear ends, and turbo's are changeable. No reason to miss out on owning a crown due to a few small details.

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I've been having trouble finding a new/rebuilt turbo online. Do the ones from the Dodge trucks with the 5.9 Cummins work?
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:18 AM   #96
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From what I have read, you are talking $1000 for a rear end swap, fluid, seals, etc. Theres turbos all over Ebay, new, use, etc. I'm not positive on the Dodge aspect but I think they would be the same. Its the same engine but hp numbers might be different and such. Serial number off the engine would be the best bet.
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Jake, go to your local Cummins dealer for rebuilt turbo. Ive found them to be the best source for part on the 5.9L bus engines.

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Old 05-23-2014, 05:38 PM   #98
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From what I have read, you are talking $1000 for a rear end swap, fluid, seals, etc.
Im assuming its gonna cost another $500 or so for install, so this might not be the best bus.
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Jake, go to your local Cummins dealer for rebuilt turbo. Ive found them to be the best source for part on the 5.9L bus engines.

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I just called 2 of the local dealers and bolth of them quoted between 500-600 for a rebuilt one or about 750-800 for a new one. Yikes.

So if I get the bus at 1650 (The current bid) plus 1250 for the new rear + $200 for used steer tires and if the turbos bad another 500. Plus the cost of driving it 1500 miles and airfair there. Its gonna put me pretty close to 4.5K and now my budget is 3K. Maybe I should wait and see...
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You can do better than that one. Find one directly from a school district, not an auction. This is the time of year they are taking buses out of service. Call local school bus shops and enquire. Get one that has records!
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Your going to let a Crown slip by because of a few bolt on parts?

Your looking in the wrong places for turbo's.

Get on the dodge diesel performance sites. A second gen dodge is the same engine.

This is a opportunity to upgrade the turbo for more power. No use in staying with the low power stock unit. Same with the rear end, this is a opportunity to upgrade for better highway speed.

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