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Old 04-26-2017, 12:56 PM   #1
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nice bus need teck help

would appreciate those they have experience in motor and Transmission what they have to say about it..

Only I know it was operated in Philadelphia area , need to get more info, but I would like to be prepared before I call

Oh, is 48 seat a long Bus??

2008 BlueBird Vision School Bus with total seating capacity for 48 passengers.

This Vision School bus is built on a Bluebird Chassis and is equipped with Cat C7 Diesel Motor, as well as Allison Automatic Transmission.




YEAR: 2008
MAKE: Bluebird
MODEL: Vision

BlueBird Body
BlueBird chassis
48 passenger
CAT C7 Diesel engine
Allison auto transmission
Seat belts
Front and rear A/C
Hydraulic brakes
Tires good
Electric front passenger door
Am/fm radio
Rear door
Back up alarm
(2) roof hatches
157,824 miles
One owner
Well maintained
Tinted windows,
I DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU, I CANT SEE IF THOSE WINDOWS ARE TINTED?
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Old 04-26-2017, 01:10 PM   #2
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2008 is gonna be a bugger full of wiring and electrical "fun". Not to mention all the emissions equipment and the Cat engine. That's gonna be an extremely expensive rig to keep up for sure.
Just my personal opinion/point of view- I can't afford to mess with anything that new and complicated. Simple is better, thus older is better. I'd take a BEATEN-on 1995 whatever bus over anything that new. My 1998 is new enough to be a PITA to work on, I couldn't imagine one worse.
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That's definitely tinted windows.

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I was passing a bus this morning in the work truck and saw a bus with dark limo-type tint. Couldn't see anything in that bus.
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2008 is gonna be a bugger full of wiring and electrical "fun". Not to mention all the emissions equipment and the Cat engine. That's gonna be an extremely expensive rig to keep up for sure.
Just my personal opinion/point of view- I can't afford to mess with anything that new and complicated. Simple is better, thus older is better. I'd take a BEATEN-on 1995 whatever bus over anything that new. My 1998 is new enough to be a PITA to work on, I couldn't imagine one worse.
My 2 cents.

So my thinking is perhaps the right way

better buy an older model, and spend some money to get it tuned up
as to spend more money at a newer one and have the newer one with all the extra load ( emission and Cat) coming with it..I totally forgot, somebody told me dont buy a bus with a Cat.

But at the same time I ask, does this apply to choach as well?
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That's definitely tinted windows.


yes I guess you are right
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My .02c
I don't like hydrolic brakes.
I am not a fan of CAT motors (they are expensive to have them worked on)
That bus probably has some emissions equipment that is costly to maintain and repair.
It is new enough that it could still be used in school bus service, so the price will reflect that.
It's probably around 25ft from the dash (based on how many windows it has)



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My .02c
I don't like hydrolic brakes.
I am not a fan of CAT motors (they are expensive to have them worked on)
That bus probably has some emissions equipment that is costly to maintain and repair.
It is new enough that it could still be used in school bus service, so the price will reflect that.
It's probably around 25ft from the dash (based on how many windows it has)



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thanks for your input, I already forgot it, when somebody mentioned emission and Cat
appreciate each and every tech advice I can swallow, one learns a lot , asking
BTW: I think it would a but on the short side for my goals anyway, but who knows..
I am looking with one eye into coach as well, but they look longer and I feel they burn a lot more gas I want to pay for, also a lot of things are desirable as well..I might have lots more question in the future what I feel after surfing around buses
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