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Old 04-20-2019, 06:19 PM   #1
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Going to checkout an E450

Headed out to look at an E450 5 window this week.

I have been warned that it's a hard starter, hoping I am looking at a set of glow plugs or a relay as the repair in my future, any other likely candidates for a hard start on a 7.3l? (and yes, it is a 7.3, not a 6.0).

Still struggling on insurance, I have called 3 agents and between an inability to return phone calls, or their concerns over having to write a commercial policy for a personal bus, this process is taking considerably more time than it should.
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Old 04-21-2019, 11:44 AM   #2
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Take a look at this: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f18/ea...ded-22950.html
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:23 PM   #3
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Were you able to get in touch with the insurance agent I gave info. For?
It would be weird if they wouldn't cover you unless something has recently changed
There are two other schoolies that I have sent to them and both of them had insurance within a few days with no problems.
One in mid 2017 and one in mid 2018.
Good luck
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Old 04-21-2019, 03:32 PM   #4
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I called them, first time a day went by and no one returned my call, second day they left me on hold for 15 mins. and I decided I would look elsewhere.

I appreciate the help, but I have a strict rule, if the customer service isn't up to snuff when I am looking to pay them money, it isn't someone I want in my corner should I need them in the future.
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:49 PM   #5
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The E450 was a bust....
the bus has been parked for almost 2 years, looking at the registration paperwork. The front brake lines sprung leaks beforr making it out of the parking spot, and at a minimum it needs injectos shimmed, if not replacement.

The real bummer is, at 6'-4" tall I was able to stand up completely inside this bus......but I am a rust snob, my experience with rusted brake lines is fixing the broken lines you see will help you find the other 4-8 lines that weren't getting adequate pressure to also rupture.

Going to pass, the hunt continues.
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