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Old 08-15-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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DT444 or Cummins 8.3?

Have the option of an Amtran with the DT444 now, or wait a few weeks to get a Thomas with the Cummins 8.3. Both are RE and have undercarriage storage and air brakes. I'm leaning towards the 8.3...
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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Re: DT444 or Cummins 8.3?

8.3 hands down.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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Re: DT444 or Cummins 8.3?

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8.3 hands down.
Ditto.......
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #4
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Re: DT444 or Cummins 8.3?

Noted... Will wait on the 8.3 then. BTW, enjoyed crazycal's thread on his journey from TN to CA - I'm here in Nashville and have reignited my search for a bus. Lost an auction last year and it broke my heart in two.
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Noted... Will wait on the 8.3 then. BTW, enjoyed crazycal's thread on his journey from TN to CA - I'm here in Nashville and have reignited my search for a bus. Lost an auction last year and it broke my heart in two.



Apparantly Tennessee must sell their buses at 15 years. I've seen a bunch of 1997 & 1998 buses for sale.
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Re: DT444 or Cummins 8.3?

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Noted... Will wait on the 8.3 then. BTW, enjoyed crazycal's thread on his journey from TN to CA - I'm here in Nashville and have reignited my search for a bus. Lost an auction last year and it broke my heart in two.



Apparantly Tennessee must sell their buses at 15 years. I've seen a bunch of 1997 & 1998 buses for sale.
Yup mine was in service on tues,when I went to pickit up on Friday they were taking the video monitor and the heated mirrors off(bastigisss )
Mine had 2 days left had to be off the road and off books by that Thursday.
Mine was full term 14 years and 363 days of service
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Re: DT444 or Cummins 8.3?

8.3? What year?
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #8
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Re: DT444 or Cummins 8.3?

not sure yet, but Im guessing 97-98
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:42 PM   #9
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Re: DT444 or Cummins 8.3?

the 444 is a 7.3 powerstroke, and should have never been used in school buses!

just about any v8 diesel is a poor choice for a skoolie.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:33 AM   #10
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Re: DT444 or Cummins 8.3?

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the 444 is a 7.3 powerstroke, and should have never been used in school buses!

just about any v8 diesel is a poor choice for a skoolie.
Hahaha...

I think the 444 engine is a bit lightweight for a bus unless the thing is driven carefully.
As far as all diesel v8 engines, the main reason i bought this skoolie instead of another coach, was for the turbo 3208 Cat v-8. And the fact that it is a THOMAS body, and not some
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Just having fun all ya v-10 lovers.
BTW . have 92 ford pu for sale or parts...

If ya want a junk engine.. the one in my 1 ton 4x4 chevy is a 6.5 chevy turbo diesel... they are real junk...
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