8.3 Cummins & Allison 3000. Questions.
I'm looking at a BlueBird RE with an 8.3L Cummins and an Allison 3000. Since I'm not much mechanically inclined, I thought I'd poll the collective wisdom of the forums:
1. From what I can tell on the forums, the 8.3 Cummins is a solid engine. The one I'm looking at has 190k miles on it. What issues can I expect?
2. Is this a good combination with the Allison transmission? How can I know the number of gears and the ratios? (I've asked for pics of the data plates, but haven't received them yet).
3. It's a UT bus, from the Salt Lake area... anyone got experience with UT buses? Please advise on potential for rust!