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Old 07-07-2016, 11:21 AM   #21
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Got the VIN number for the bus I'm looking at:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2f...ew?usp=sharing
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:15 PM   #22
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Interesting that it mentions nothing about the tranny.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:22 PM   #23
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I do know it's a 2500 series Allison. There may be better spec sheets available, I used a free VIN decoder online.
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:31 PM   #24
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The 2500 series are good trannies. The rest you need to know is condition of sheet metal and optional accessories (A/C, etc). Sounds like a good bus.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:56 PM   #25
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Ya. Really focused now on rust. Being in Minnesota, that's a thing. I'll be paying careful attention to any rust under the body. It was listed as being kept indoors, so I'm hoping for minimal.
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:08 PM   #26
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Good luck on the rust issues. That is a great engine/tranny combo.
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:17 PM   #27
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Ya. Really focused now on rust. Being in Minnesota, that's a thing. I'll be paying careful attention to any rust under the body. It was listed as being kept indoors, so I'm hoping for minimal.
Just take your time and enjoy the viewing!

I look at the ceiling panels first. If there's any white oxidation in between the panels or on the rivets, there's likely been some excess moisture from the roof or hatches.
Look around the windshield and on the stairwell. Two easy places to find rust. Also under the back door.
Another place you don't wanna see rust is coming from behind the rub rails.
If the frame and chassis components are rusty, I'd move along. Too much work and por15 is EXPENSIVE!

Best of luck on your bus inspection.
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:01 PM   #28
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Bam. Good to know, thank you for those inspection points. More to come.
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Old 07-08-2016, 08:30 AM   #29
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What DT466 is it? Is it mechanical or electronic? I have read that you can buy a whole set of injectors for the DT466 Mechanical at the price of 1 injector for the DT466E engine. I can't verify it but i read it on this Skoolie forum.
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Old 07-08-2016, 08:47 AM   #30
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I believe, according to the VIN report that it's a mechanical. I didn't see an "e" at the end, but maybe they don't label them that way on these reports?
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