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Old 03-17-2015, 11:44 AM   #11
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:46 PM   #12
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thanks east coast, now a few questions.transmitions, at means auto? mt manual? besides shifting is one better than the other? engine, is there any out there that are problematic? thanks
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:06 PM   #13
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I am 1 hr from you and I will say this, do not buy a bus with an A545 transmission

You will not be happy and it truly sucks.

It is a 4 SPD automatic that has an input speed of about 2400rpm, this means anything less will do nothing but slip and make heat, which is bad

I have one and it will be replaced(after CrazyCal does it and documents the swap lololl)

Besides what I have mentioned, it does not have a lockup torque converter, it has almost no engine braking because of this,

Lots of people are happy with them, just where you live I don't think it would be good

Check out my post how to drive a 545 in the mountains, its in power/drive train area

This is my view on that tranny in our mountains
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:09 PM   #14
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You def. Want airbrakes and that engine no info except what is on web

Dt466, 8.3 Cummins even 5.9 Cummins do good, I don't know about others (the 5.9 needs a "tuneup" with a good tranny and will work great, won't win a drag race lol
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:12 PM   #15
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He's right, you do want to try and avoid a 545.
I didn't even see that detail. I just saw the year and the price and "good running".
Its up near 4k now. way too rich for my blood.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:13 PM   #16
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Probably heading south
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:15 PM   #17
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from the bidders' names, I'm thinking it may be an export. No one would pay near that domestically imo. I could see these being awesome for that.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:17 PM   #18
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Keep up with craigslist area code 37620 with 75 mile radius, they pop up a lot

Also you need to think what kind of bus you want, I had to go FE (front engine) because they have more clearance and we do gravel roads and such, I have drug front and back bumpers, making uphill turns and riding ferries and such...not mention my driveway
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:37 PM   #19
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thanks guys just bid one of them up to 2000. and stoped. yes bansil thanks i have been on c l and looked at a few, just got to be there at the right time.yes front engine. oh ya what about the manual trans, do they last any longer than a auto?or are they all auto?
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Conventionals are the only ones I ever see this manuals.
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