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Old 09-30-2009, 09:04 PM   #11
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Re: How to Identify differns busses

The 3116/3126 problems were only replaced if they encountered a problem, they were not all addressed in a mass recall. 2 weeks ago, I saw an out of warranty low hour block on the back of a truck that had the dreaded crack. The only good that comes out of Cat is parts availability overseas. If you would like to stand at the back of the line for repairs, pay through the nose on parts and have a mediocre at best engine just to sport the trendy Cat hat, have at it. Cat is a marketing company #1, hence the brand recognition. There are alot better choices.
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:40 PM   #12
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Re: How to Identify differns busses

if you want a good gas mileage, I would shop for ones with 5.9l cummins ISB diesel. I am getting 13+ mpg with a 35' bus.

also find ones with a good transmission that is designed to travel on the highway at the torque sweetspot. (the rpm where it produces the most torque).
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:09 PM   #13
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Re: How to Identify differns busses

Which transmisson do you have? And what is your top speed and cruising speed?
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:49 PM   #14
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Re: How to Identify differns busses

I guess you are talking to me.

I have allison automatic transmission. it's b300 world transmission, 5 speed push button.
just as good are the b400, b500, and mt series.

top speed? I haven't reached it yet, and I have gone 80 mph going downhill. I cruise easily at 60-75, although I try to keep it at 62 mph, my sweet spot.

to be fair though, my bus is not a school bus per se, but you can find school buses with that engine easily.

one serious advice is if you are hitting the governor or top rpm ever in driving your bus, then you can kiss mileage goodbye. the bus is not designed to go at that speed.
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