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Old 07-16-2016, 02:24 PM   #621
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They have a lot of RE buses- so they're known for it.
7.2 is a Cat 3126
Do we know that they have a 7.2l and not a 6.6l?

The listing is a bit confusing....
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Old 07-16-2016, 03:12 PM   #622
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The only 6.6 L diesel that i can think of off the top of my head is GM's Duramax. 99.9% chance that it's not the Duramax. It may be a typo. In the header they list 7.2 L. In the body, they list 6.6 L. I'd give the listed number a call and ask. It is most likely the CAT 3126. The 3126 has evolved into the current day CAT C7. Both are very strong engines. I believe the top RV trim for the 3126 was 350 hp and and 900 lb-ft. The things skoolies don't like about the CAT engines is simply that parts are only available through CAT dealers. Even general maintenance items, like filters, are very expensive.

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Old 07-16-2016, 04:47 PM   #623
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The The things skoolies don't like about the CAT engines is simply that parts are only available through CAT dealers. Even general maintenance items, like filters, are very expensive.

Good luck!
I understand. I am inclined to avoid CAT engines for just that reason.

Thank you for the clarification on the 7.2/6.6 question.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:12 PM   #624
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Does anyone know what motor is in these Freightliners? Also wondering if these buses are worth bidding on if it stays below a reasonable amount.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...70&acctid=4058
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:44 PM   #625
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Does anyone know what motor is in these Freightliners? Also wondering if these buses are worth bidding on if it stays below a reasonable amount.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...70&acctid=4058
The VIN checks out as a Mercedes MBE 300, L6 6.4L (391 CID). (I used Gates VIN Decoder)

Folks here seem to be less than enthusiastic about Mercedes engines. Others can chime in: I'm not qualified to have an opinion.
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:49 AM   #626
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Those engines are made out of a rare earth metal called unobtanium...... Parts are scarce and rather pricey......
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:42 AM   #627
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Those engines are made out of a rare earth metal called unobtanium...... Parts are scarce and rather pricey......
and this is coming from a Cat guy! I'd definitely try to find a more common and cheaper to service engine than a mercedes.
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:04 AM   #628
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:47 AM   #629
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OK, this isn't for sale. But I thought you might enjoy the photo if you haven't seen it yet.
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Old 07-17-2016, 02:31 PM   #630
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WOW, an engine in the front AND in the rear! Adds new definitions to the term "Push me/pull you"....... What happens if you miss a gear going up hill???? Or, worse yet, miss a gear going DOWN a hill???????
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