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Old 11-07-2016, 06:01 PM   #1
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DT466 Miles vs hours?

Hey Everyone,

I am looking at a 2001 54 passenger bus with a DT466. It really caught my attention because it has less than 60k miles on it. I spoke with the seller and was told that the (small rural) school district had purchased the bus to replace one on a particular route and the driver didn't like the new bus so the let him continue with the old bus and used this one as a "backup".

I thought that I had found a gem until I saw the engine hours. Almost 6000 hours. I would expect to see that on a bus with 2-3 times the mileage. Should I be concerned with the hours?

What do you all think?

Thanks.

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Old 11-07-2016, 06:20 PM   #2
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a bit high for that mileage, but not terrible.
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:55 PM   #3
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The odometer may have been replaced at some point - which is apparently fairly common with Internationals.
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Old 11-07-2016, 08:26 PM   #4
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The odometer may have been replaced at some point - which is apparently fairly common with Internationals.
Makes sense except that the odometer and hour meter are in the same panel on this one. Replace one = replace both.
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Old 11-07-2016, 08:29 PM   #5
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a bit high for that mileage, but not terrible.
Good to hear.....I may be getting excited about this one..... DT466, Allison 2000, 60k miles....
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:25 AM   #6
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I have the opposite problem. My bus is showing 188,000 miles on 8900 hours which International expects (according to maintenance schedule) at roughly 75,000. Any thoughts on hows & whys?
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Just so you know, the hour meter, odometer and even the speedometer can be replaced independently. I've done it. Unless it's a fully digital dash.
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if you want to know as close to your true mileage and hours you can get..

1. look at your ECM and see if the date on it is close to the date of your bus build.

2. connect the ServiceMaxx software to your ECM.. it will tell you the VIN that its registered to and also stores your mileage and Hours.. the dashboard Hours / odometer is a mechanical representation from when it detects RPM and the speed it detects while driving... the speed / RPM are comm links from the computer.. if the instrument panel gauges "froze" due to loss of comms whilke the tach is reading and the speed is not it will acrue hours but not miles on the odometer...

your bus may also have been a rural where it spent much more time rolling than it did stopped.. and may not have spent much time idling depending on where it came from..

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