View Poll Results: Life of a diesel engine (choose 1original and 1rebuilt)
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400,000 miles original 1 25.00%
600,000 miles original 0 0%
>600,000 miles original 1 25.00%
80,000 miles rebuilt 0 0%
150,000 miles rebuilt 0 0%
250,000 miles rebuilt 1 25.00%
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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Life of an Engine

We are about to buy a bus conversion and our main concern is the engine/transmission.
What is the usual life of a diesel engine (assuming it has been cared for)?

Choice one: 1992 Thomas Bus 5.9 diesel Allison transmission 188K miles

Choice two: 1990 Motor Coach diesel (engine size and transmission type unknown by seller, who is a recent widow) 70K miles on a rebuilt

I tried to search the board for number of miles a diesel engine can go, but only found MPG discussion.
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