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Old 12-10-2015, 06:18 PM   #11
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Thanks so much for all of the advice. I haven't had time to see it again. Planning on going back Saturday. As regards the odometer, I thought about that. Went home for thanksgiving this year with cruise set I 80. Got a ticket for 84 in a 75. On way home checked Google Maps against odometer and found 5 percent discrepancy. 4 is 5 percent of 80.

I don't know if it has an RV title. 2/3 of the seats are still there. Has a table and chairs and a unfinished wall. Also has a sprung emergency door.
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:12 PM   #12
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...was the speedo replaced? Mine was at 225000 kms., bus company had a sticky under speedo with the mileage when it crapped out.
me? I have no reason to believe it was. the whole cluster on that bus is dicker'd. The only gauge that works reliably is the oil pressure gauge....because it is mechanical.
"...Baler twine tie downs goin' down the road
On two bald tires and an oversize load..."
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Old 12-10-2015, 11:29 PM   #13
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Being a 2001, that 5.9 surely must be electronic controlled, in other words, the ISB engine. I like 'em fine, but plenty of people here prefer the older mechanical injected kind. That said, here's one point where the electronic can actually help you out: the ECM tracks engine operating hours. IIRC it also tracks mileage. If you can find somebody with Cummins INSITE software and an interface cable (not OBD2) they can pull that information from the ECM and advise you whether the mileage on the odometer is plausible or not. I think there was a flag in my ECM indicating whether it was original or replacement as well, but it's been a year and I don't remember all that well anymore.

In the case of my bus, I learned (some time after buying it) that its mileage was respectable at 287,000, but it had 21,000 hours on the engine! Ouch! Must have spent a LOT of time idling.
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