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Old 12-27-2017, 05:19 PM   #621
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Well CB, there is one I have never heard before...can you splain : "dodgier" please?

Just thinking here, your bus walked home from Texas like a champ. No need for compression test there I don't think. You must have felt how it holds the revs up accelerating thru the gears too since getting it.
Auto parts places will loan you test, ..easy peasy to do for coolant pressure test.
I suggest getting towing coverage for all your vehicles in one package like we have up here. Annual cost pays for itself if towed once. Here a big wrecker costs $185/hr, mileage included, so yours seems way high for the distance.
I understand how Shaun might freak about doing this at his place but you can do this repair. Won't happen overnight but very doable to change the front cover. I don't get why you can't do this at home really. All the support you need in in this place and you are having a get together so get some help with this.

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IDk there's so much I'd need, and the city would be on me like stink on a dog turd if I did this here. They think my bus is painted and titled as an RV. Its neither at this point. Its gonna be an even more expensive tow to my house and then I've got an immobile bus in my driveway that I am legally not allowed to have in it.
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:43 PM   #622
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Man, sorry to see it's gone the way it has the last several weeks but you can handle it. I kind of agree with you, the bus mechanic may have been a little sore to see it go.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:30 AM   #623
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Man, sorry to see it's gone the way it has the last several weeks but you can handle it. I kind of agree with you, the bus mechanic may have been a little sore to see it go.
The school I got the bus from are definitely one place I'd avoid buying from in the future. Total jackasses.

Its with a heavy heart we're having it towed to the dealer today. I just don't see any other way out.
Once the front cover leak is fixed I need to get the air compressor out and rebuilt. Its a horrible oily mess and the air tanks are full of oil.
This bus will end up costing us several thousand dollars to get roadworthy. Probably more than the $4700 purchase price.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:41 AM   #624
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:43 AM   #625
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lovin that gray color on sandy's bus!.. hope the roof will be white though being in florida?

those busses look real similar.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:45 AM   #626
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lovin that gray color on sandy's bus!.. hope the roof will be white though being in florida?

those busses look real similar.
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I'm hoping since I'll have her bus for 20+ days, that I'll have the time to roll some white rustoleum on the roof.
If not, she's planning to paint it white.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:46 AM   #627
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Oh- and I'm still wondering what happened to DebbieJay and her 8.3 shorty!!??
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:56 AM   #628
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Oh- and I'm still wondering what happened to DebbieJay and her 8.3 shorty!!??
me too!! maybe she hasnt picked it up yet.. im really interested in seeing that bus.. is an 8.3 that physically much bigger than a DT-466?

I couldnt even find any reference that international ever offered an engine bigger than the 466 in a conventional.. not sure if freightliner ever did. wasnt debbie;s a conventional or was it a shorty RE?

the maxxforce9 was offered by navistar in an RE. it was essentiially a DT-570. it was essentially a stroked DT466.. powerwise I think it was around 300 HP or so... probably gobs of torque being long stroke.

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Old 12-28-2017, 08:05 AM   #629
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me too!! maybe she hasnt picked it up yet.. im really interested in seeing that bus.. is an 8.3 that physically much bigger than a DT-466?

I couldnt even find any reference that international ever offered an engine bigger than the 466 in a conventional.. not sure if freightliner ever did. wasnt debbie;s a conventional or was it a shorty RE?

the maxxforce9 was offered by navistar in an RE. it was essentiially a DT-570. it was essentially a stroked DT466.. powerwise I think it was around 300 HP or so... probably gobs of torque being long stroke.

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Hers is supposed to be a freightliner CE 5 window with an 8.3.
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:12 AM   #630
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I just domnt see it.. most all freightliner busses were based on FS-65's which never got the 8.3, even the ford B (partnership with freightliner) never got an 8.3, unless FL made another bus chassis than the 65 for CE style busses.. or unless someone shoe-horned it in there.. my guess is that it has a 5.9 24 valve.

the 5.9s were everywhere.. as well as the various cat's and MBE's that we have seen come scross the auctions..

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