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Old 09-03-2013, 10:42 AM   #11
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Re: Gas vs. diesel, which one and why?

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I can rebuild mine, in-frame, for around 1000. Replaceable liners ftw!
Lucky you. My CAT 3126 is not a wet sleeve, but can be rebuilt with an Inframe Rebuild Kit. My school district does it around 250,000 miles.

My main reason is they just sound cool.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:14 AM   #12
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Re: Gas vs. diesel, which one and why?

That is also a pretty big benefit, lol... I should post a video I just took of mine
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:25 PM   #13
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Thanks for the opinions, folks!

You've convinced me, when I finally do get my bus, it will be a diesel.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #14
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Thanks for the opinions, folks!

You've convinced me, when I finally do get my bus, it will be a diesel.
My B700 has gas power, got 6.5MPG. My Genesis is heavier, an automatic (B700 was a 5+2), and gets 10-11. A modern gas engine (Ford V10, GM 8100) would actually work fine in a skoolie...but they were not offered. I would look for a 5.9 Cummins or an International DT466. Both are very common engines that any truck shop can service.
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