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Old 11-13-2014, 10:23 PM   #131
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Re: Good deal for a bus?

Thats a lot of hours for a 7.3!
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:41 PM   #132
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127k is alot of hours for a 7.3??

For $3000 it looks like a steal to me.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:34 AM   #133
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Re: Good deal for a bus?

It has 9421 hours.
How many hours does a 7.3 normally lastm I though they lasted about 15000. It seems like its been mantained well.
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Depends on how it was maintained. Ask if you can have an oil sample done.
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Re: Good deal for a bus?

I didn't see the hours - just the 127k miles.
My 7.3 had 230k when I bought it. It was an airport shuttle- making a 25 mile round trip and god knows how much idling time. When I went inside it at 250k (after I cracked a piston with my own stupidity) the rest of the motor looked great. I read of a van with 675k on it- but also read of worn out ones with 300 k. Kinda boils down to how it was looked after.
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Re: Good deal for a bus?

The hour meter is the thing to look at when buying a school bus. They generally do lots of idling. Mine has 6200 hrs on it and 202k miles. In theory, that puts it at about 350k miles.

I do an oil sample every other oil change. I have a base line and it never moves from that. Thats about all you can do.
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