for the good wishes everyone, I am in the slow recovery mode so things are moving positively along.
I called engine re-man company and per information from Reviva, the re manufactured engine was a complete drop in including turbo, done in 2007, when the bus had 167,295 miles, we just went out to the bus and checked the exact mileage, the bus has 195,409 miles on it at this time. The only engine has 28,114 miles on it.
Serial # of re manufactured engine is #830265, re manufactured by Reviva, part #61F4D250BR.
here is a link that explains what is included in a complete drop in engine package
61F4D250BR by REVIVA - Cummins 1994-98, 8.3L, 250HP, Bus, HMRO, Rear Sump, Drop-In
This engine has less than 30,000 miles on it.
obviously it is not a brand new engine but check out just the price of that engine if you purchased it today $11,000
The engine alone as a core charge is almost $3,000
Long Block Supreme
Complete fuel system
Vibration Dampener Assembly
& Fuel filters
All engines remanufactured to meet or exceed OEM specifications
Reviva replaces with OEM or equivalent pistons; rings; bearings; bushings; gaskets and seals.
All heads get new valves and are vacuum tested to ensure the quality of the valve job.
All heads are pressure tested.
All connecting rods are de-magnetized and controlled for length.
Connecting rods have new bushings installed and both large and small end are re-machined to OEM specifications.
Core plugs are 100% replaced.
Blocks; heads; and crankshafts are 100% magnaflux tested to avoid cracked components.
Reviva utilizes torque plating methods for boring and honing to ensure block straightness.
Cylinder blocks are 100% bored and decked on CNC machining centers.
Crankshaft is checked for size--reground (if necessary)--and polished to OEM specifications.