220,000 is alot of miles 3208 or not
I am close to buying a '89 Crown with 220K on it. It was a daily driver CA skoolbus until about three months ago, this mileage seems insanely low for a 26 year old bus. Is this bus going to last? It has an Allison 4 speed MT644 and Cat 3208. Am I making a mistake with the combination or one of the two? There are 2 years of service records available. Is there anything I should look for in them? Also, I understand the 3208 is best suited for city driving, not highway running. It seems the water pumps crap out and bearing maintenance is common constantly with higher sustained RPM's. Is what I read bunk or is there some validity? I unfortunately am not at all familiar with diesel engines, so any help is greatly appreciated. Don't be afraid to tell me I am an idiot, I'll take it over flying 2,500 miles out to the bus and driving back. Thanks in advance! --Retread
PS. I do not mind at all driving across the country at 55 MPH if that is how it likes to be driven.