View Poll Results: What kind of mileage do you get?
3-5 with Gas 11 3.58%
5-7 with Gas 34 11.07%
7-10 with Gas 30 9.77%
10+ with Gas 8 2.61%
3-5 with Diesel 0 0%
5-7 with Diesel 20 6.51%
7-10 with Diesel 111 36.16%
10+ with Diesel 93 30.29%
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:38 PM   #111
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FWIW my 454 powered 10,000lb MH got 5-7.
what transmission auto or standard?
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:33 PM   #112
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my last bus was a shortie blue bird with a 454 Chevy in it that I did some work on to make it nice N fresh.. cammed with an RV cam and it got 5-6 on average.. I dont know the exact transmission... 545 maybe? it was a 4 speed auto

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Old 04-04-2016, 02:37 PM   #113
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what transmission auto or standard?
5 speed standard
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:52 PM   #114
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I'd hold out for a better drivetrain than gas or the fuel pincher.
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:56 PM   #115
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what transmission auto or standard?
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:05 PM   #116
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Normally I get ~13-15 mpg, although I'm having a transmission problem with a shift solenoid that's keeping me out of overdrive, so it's 7-8 at the moment.
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:34 PM   #117
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I recently purchased a 92 ford b600 bluebird 52 passenger bus. It also has the 6.6 inline diesel in it. I get from 10- 15 mpg with it. Its also a 10 speed manual transmission so maybe that has something to do with it.
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:00 AM   #118
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Around ten mpg with the old Bluebird, 6.6L Caterpillar 3116, auto, empty tanks on the road. Around 65 on the flats, not too shaby.
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:08 PM   #119
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Not an option on the poll: 5-6 on Propane

24 Passenger, 350 with manual 5 speed
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:47 PM   #120
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I have a 1998 Bluebird 34' tc2000 with a 6bt 5.9 cummins. I got 9.98mpg driving it from Baltimore Maryland to Saginaw Mi before the conversion.

We will see what it gats after.

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