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Old 10-03-2016, 04:29 PM   #1
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Diesel VS Gas

Hello People!

I'm new to this bus world and am beggining my education on this stuff. I've been shopping around and my big question is:

Diesel VS Gas?

Pros & cons? Does anyone have any opinions and reasons for preference?

I'm so excited about this adventure into Skoolieland.

Thank you!
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:56 PM   #2
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G'day Tad and welcome! There are several Gas vs Diesel threads already started. Take a look at some of these first and add any questions you have to the existing threads. It's just nice housekeeping.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f9/fue...omy-10964.html
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f33/ga...-why-8713.html
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/wh...sel-10211.html
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/tr...dium-8200.html

Also, for tips on better searching of Skoolie.net check out this thread: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f12/ti...arch-9133.html (Yeah, it's a thread I started.. but that's why I remember it!)
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:17 PM   #3
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Thanks, Jatzy! I did a search, but wasn't able to find anything on the threads. I'm brand spankin new, and don't want to clutter things up so thanks for your help! I'll get this website figured out in no time, I hope.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:04 PM   #4
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My opinion - gas-burners are fine for smaller "cutaway" style buses - the typical GM and Ford van-style front-ends. Anything larger and diesel is the way to go, both in terms of power, and fuel economy.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:06 PM   #5
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My first bus was free, but it was a Thomas with a Ford gas engine and allison 545. It was a total dog and drank gasoline fast.
I was careful this time around since actual money was being spent. Diesel and a decent tranny are the way to go.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:24 PM   #6
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my first was a 454 and an AT545.. I made that 454 into a Hotrod.. that bus was FAST!
esp since it was only a 5 row
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my first was a 454 and an AT545.. I made that 454 into a Hotrod.. that bus was FAST!
esp since it was only a 5 row
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370 gas + 40 feet of bus = slow and inefficient.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:56 PM   #8
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My old gas class A was 1/2 the wt. and got half the MPG.
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:33 PM   #9
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370 gas + 40 feet of bus = slow and inefficient.

454 + holley 4 bbl, + cam + heads + intake + dual exhaust === One FAST and LOUD bus...

im really surprisde i never trashed the 545... I had no idea back then the 545 was only designed for like 225 HP... I know that motor was well north of 350..

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