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Old 05-19-2016, 10:22 AM   #1
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Ford w/ 7.3TD vs Chevy w/ 6.5TD

Nevermind, got a hold of the mechanic and was advised to run away. Gotta love honesty
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:45 AM   #2
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The 7.3L is a solid engine. I have no personal experience with the Chevy but it seems to be well regarded.

The most common oil leak on a 7.3L is at the turbo pedestal and it's fairly easy to repair.

"Fleet maintained" vehicles that are scheduled to be retired often don't get much in the way of scheduled service and may not have had some needed repairs done. Assume that the auction vehicles will need a bit of repairing. Frankly, I'd be willing to pay extra for a bus that had been well cared for (with service records).
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:01 PM   #3
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Thanks Roach. I was leaning that way anyway, but i called the mechanic and he explained that the bodies were junk. Made the decision much easier lol
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