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Old 06-01-2010, 04:14 PM   #1
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I have a shot at one. Is there a reason why I would not want this engine?
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:11 PM   #2
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Re: Comments on the Cummins 8.3?

Horrible engine. Where did you say it was located. I have one in a 1989 BB. 250 HP. Awesome engine. That would be my first choice for a school bus with a DT466 second.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:36 PM   #3
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Ummm...its in Istanbul. ;)

1994, BB, RE, 150k, $5200 I think is the price.
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Re: Comments on the Cummins 8.3?

I don't think that's totally out of line if it's not rusted to hell. That motor is probably worth at least a few thousand alone.
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Montana, shouldnt be any rust at all. Going to look at it tomorrow I do believe.
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Re: Comments on the Cummins 8.3?

I got 10.5 MPG from AZ to CA. Bus weighs 23000 pounds. I say that's not too bad.
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Re: Comments on the Cummins 8.3?


Don't even stop to pee. Just run up there and buy it.
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1993, 165k miles, 8500 hrs and a bit rougher than I would like.
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Re: Comments on the Cummins 8.3?

Hammer them on the price. Those motors are far and few between. It's gotta be in pretty bad shape to pass.
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Oil pressure was great until idle, it was in the red. It has no belly storage which is a must for us. There are quite a few 8.3's around here.

The body on it had been abused. It had been sitting for a least a year. MT doesnt take care of buses like most other states. This particular one came from a city route. They have a activities bus coming in in a week or so. They believe its the same thing but its just coming out of service. Should have coach style windows as well.
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