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Old 07-08-2016, 08:56 AM   #31
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Its a 2002. Definitely not mechanical.
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Old 07-08-2016, 09:25 AM   #32
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So EastCoast, does that mean it would be a 466e? Are there major differences? Would that be a reason to reevaluate my decision? Thanks in advance.
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Parts, like injectors, are more expensive. The engine is much more complicated, with emission and computer controls. This means less regular service (no injector timing, etc.) but more expensive repairs when a fix is needed. Often, software and the interface will be needed to diagnose and repair. It's a similar difference as an old-school Chevy small block with four-barrel and a modern LS3.
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Thanks Fiend!
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Thanks Fiend!
You bet. Also the modern DT466e will get 2-3 better mpg with slightly better power output... Overall, it's a better engine that costs more to have fixed. "Tweaking" will also be limited without reprogramming the computer.

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While I greatly prefer mechanical engines, the "e" stuff is ok. Certainly is a lot more of it out there nowadays.
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While I greatly prefer mechanical engines, the "e" stuff is ok. Certainly is a lot more of it out there nowadays.
I think that's the reality going forward. We can go with a 15yo bus, with electronic engine management, fewer miles and little rust. Or we can choose an older mechanical engine and live with the downsides of owning an older bus. There are certainly sweet deals on nice older buses. But they are getting much harder to find. :-/
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:57 PM   #38
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I'm pretry bummed. Dude sold it before I got out there. My dreams of owning a DT466 with Allison transmission have been dashed.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/d...648848793.html
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:45 PM   #39
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I would just take that as a sign that it wasn't the bus for you and keep looking.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:52 PM   #40
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if you buy an 'E' keep the oil changed!!! and CLEAN! the electronic common rail injection systems require good oil pressure and clean oil to work properly... alot of engines have been damaged due to stuck injectors dumping raw fuel into cylinders causing ring wash-out and dilution of the oil making things even worse....

the V8s (T444E, VT365) etc are esp notorious for needing fresh oil to run correctly..

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