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Old 03-30-2016, 09:55 AM   #1
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Location: Hempstead Tx
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Year: 2000
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Chassis: International
Engine: t444e
Hello and question

What's up folks I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a bus and was wondering what ya'll think of the Genesis chassis, Right now there is one in a local auction current bid is $1250 it's a 1995 82 passenger with a dt466 that has a "rough idle" and 165k miles on it, any thoughts on how much would be too much for this bus?

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Old 03-30-2016, 02:47 PM   #2
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You haven't given enough information to be able to give an informed opinion.

Generally speaking a rough idle could be caused by one of any number of issues with most of them fuel related.

Some fuel related issues can be ironed out by running a several tanks of fuel with new filters and some fuel additives that can clean injectors.

It could mean you would need a new set of fuel injectors (don't just change one at a time because you will end up changing all of them one at a time sooner or later and then have to redo the first ones once again).

It could also mean a weak cylinder due to a bad/broken rings, leaking head gasket, etc--repairs of which could run in excess of $10K depending upon what needs to be fixed.

Regardless, at auction it isn't worth much more than scrap prices and certainly not much more than $2K.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:06 AM   #3
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Interesting info, is there a "dummies guide to bus buying" Somewhere? There is a constant stream of school district auctions near me and buses go pretty cheap, I have an idea of what motor/trans I would prefer and know your standard vehicle what to look for, just not bus specific things, currently there are 49 on the block ranging from 1981 waynes to 1996 thomas'

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Old 03-31-2016, 12:09 PM   #4
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Please post info on where you're looking, esp. stuff not listed on PublicSurplus or GovDeals. TIA
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