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Old 04-20-2017, 01:56 PM   #1
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8.3 Cummins question

I am new to this game and am looking at a 2000 Bluebird All American 78pax bus with Cummins 8.3. My dumb question is; what kind of 8.3 would be in this bus? I see all kinds of prefixes with this and am not sure what I would be getting. Is it turbo charged, etc... I just want to be able to do some research on parts, and replacement costs.

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Old 04-20-2017, 02:00 PM   #2
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Get the serial number then you can look it up on Cummins QuickServe online. It will tell you exactly how it came equipped. But, be advised...some of these engines have had mods made along the way.
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Get the serial number then you can look it up on Cummins QuickServe online. It will tell you exactly how it came equipped. But, be advised...some of these engines have had mods made along the way.
Mine isn't even the engine that started in my bus! It's 4 years newer and built to spec for a 2002...
Get the serial number from the actual engine, not the tag in the front of the bus! Lol

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The Cummins is a highly preferred engine in these buses. You've probably got a newer transmission than some of the rest of us with older mechanical buses. Sounds like a nice bus. Do you want to compare prices with the auction buses, or is this an auction bus?
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A 2000 would have an electronic 8.3 in it. This engine was called the ISC. They were all turbocharged and intercooled. An ISC made in 2000 would have the CAPS injection system, not common rail which came out later (2003 iirc).
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Thanks for all the info. The original bus I was looking at has sold, but I feel that this style, engine, trans combo is the one for me. The was found at Northwest Bus sales. Not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing? The salesman has another Bluebird All American. It is a 1999, 8.3 Cummins turbo, Allison 3060 five speed trans, and approximately 190K on it (odometer says 23,000). They are asking $8900 for the bus. how do you guys feel about the price? I am in Texas, and Seattle is a long way away! I would love to find one close or at least in Texas. I would not feel comfortable buying without seeing, so a flight to Seattle would be necessary, as well as possibly a return flight to get it back to Texas. Thanks again for the help and patience. I know we newbies can be a real pain, so thanks to all have done the hard work before us.
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