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Old 08-07-2018, 10:27 PM   #1
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After a series of unfortunate events, I am trying to pick up the pieces. I live in PA and purchased a bus(coach) in Washington near Seattle. Whether intentional or not, the previous owner doomed my purchase from the start and failed to mention the retarder "doesn't work". I probably talked to him a total of 6 times both before/after the purchase and asked if anything was not in operation or didn't work. After driving around an hour total with the retarder switch "on", the transmission failed and needs rebuilt or replaced. The board's best guess is coolant leaked into the transmission with the switch on. We had to fly home immediately due to a family emergency while it was at a few shops.

If it were possible, I'd have it towed to my house and rebuild the transmission over time. The manual gives step by step instructions, but I am across the country from it. There is an ebay listing of the exact same transmission for $1500-1600 OBO as well. Paying someone to fix/replace it, flying back, and $1500 in fuel to get it home added to what I have spent is too much for my current situation.

There is interest in the PLC components and a few random parts if it is scrapped. Any other parts would be available as well. I may be able to have someone ship certain things, but not sure yet. I am waiting on some numbers from a few scrappers and will entertain anything more than that for the whole bus. I have a rough idea what it would scrap for, but it would be such a waste to do so. Let me know of any questions you may have.

Markydee has this exact model bus and put me in contact with a parts source. The source has spare parts and transmission cores for this exact model and is eager to sell. Markydee is also interested in a few seats if scrapped or purchased, so keep that in mind. I will lose money either route I go, so my loss is your gain.

Stranded Thread: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f20/sk...ate-23224.html

CL Details: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/c...663778726.html
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:38 PM   #2
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:39 PM   #3
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Pacific Torque will start charging me storage on Monday so the faster this happens, the better.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:46 AM   #4
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I just got word that the scrappers aren't interested in the labor required to separate the materials. I think my last/best option now is to sell the entire bus. Anyone hiring? I could always work the rest of the year in WA and fix it myself lol. I will entertain any interest in the coach and am willing to deal.
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I just got word that the scrappers aren't interested in the labor required to separate the materials. I think my last/best option now is to sell the entire bus. Anyone hiring? I could always work the rest of the year in WA and fix it myself lol. I will entertain any interest in the coach and am willing to deal.
So the shop won't even install a genuine rebuilt transmission. They'll only install one THEY rebuild for 5x the normal price??
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Try "teamrosario" he may have some suggestions. He's worked on NF buses.
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:55 PM   #7
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So the shop won't even install a genuine rebuilt transmission. They'll only install one THEY rebuild for 5x the normal price??

I haven't attempted to change their minds about supplied parts, but I may try. Marky's seller has 3 cores that are not drop-in ready. The ebay listing in the stranded thread is probably the best bet. Bill from TEC mentioned the "plugs" looked a little rough. Would that be a concern? I figured getting it fixed, flying back, and fuel to get it home is too much for me right now. I may rethink that if I can't get anything for scrapping...
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My latest bit of info is I found a wrecking yard that will pick it up and pay nothing. They said the labor involved in tearing it down won't leave them with much profit. There is interest in the PLC components and seats, so I may be able to get something for those. Any thoughts on the transmission we found on ebay that is the same model as mine? It states, "believed to be in good working condition, fluid is clean, no particulate in oil reservoir, torque converter and output shaft turn easily, smoothly, with no sound, no lateral movement." Bill looked at the pics of it and said the plugs look iffy. Is that something to worry about?
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I wish I had a way to get the DD series 60 out of it.
Anyone out there bored and want to pull and crate a S60 Detroit?? lol
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My latest bit of info is I found a wrecking yard that will pick it up and pay nothing. They said the labor involved in tearing it down won't leave them with much profit. There is interest in the PLC components and seats, so I may be able to get something for those. Any thoughts on the transmission we found on ebay that is the same model as mine? It states, "believed to be in good working condition, fluid is clean, no particulate in oil reservoir, torque converter and output shaft turn easily, smoothly, with no sound, no lateral movement." Bill looked at the pics of it and said the plugs look iffy. Is that something to worry about?



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Can you put up pics of the tranny and plugs you mention? They might be salvageable.



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