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Old 02-14-2019, 09:50 AM   #1
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Hi from Oregon!

Hi There,

Susanna and Russ here in Portland.
The BF and I just picked up our first bus from the state yesterday. It's a 2007 International CE with 33 seats and a wheelchair lift. And glitter (it still has glitter on the seats from the last passengers ;)

We're so excited to get started and hope to have a beautiful, modern, scandi-inspired conversion finished by May.

But this weekend we're just going to throw a mattress in the back and head out to the coast, just because we can
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:55 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard! What engine in that bus?
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:12 AM   #3
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Thanks! Really happy to be here.

It's a 6.0L V8 OHV 32V TURBO DIESEL
I know we're not going to get much fuel efficiency out of it but we're hoping to at least smooth things out a bit - it's running a bit rough at the moment but it's been sitting for a while and the last logged maintenance was 2017.
Any advice welcome!
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:19 AM   #4
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The 6.0L is deemed to be an unreliable engine, but in my experience they will last a long time with regular maint and don't beat on it! Might want to figure out why it's running rough first.
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:56 AM   #5
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Hello, from across this great country. Im new here as well and I'm way up in NY. Cant wait to see this build
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:11 AM   #6
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*waves from Portland*
hello! I shall be posting an annoying number of pictures and questions, no doubt ;)

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Hello, from across this great country. Im new here as well and I'm way up in NY. Cant wait to see this build
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:37 PM   #7
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I have the same bus but with the DT466. I even had tons of glitter too. I'm sure I will be getting glitter out for years to come. Mine came from NOLA.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:24 PM   #8
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Cool!
I used to know someone who always said that glitter was the herpes of crafting; you can never get rid of it ;)


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I have the same bus but with the DT466. I even had tons of glitter too. I'm sure I will be getting glitter out for years to come. Mine came from NOLA.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:48 PM   #9
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10 MPG is actually pretty good. My bus gets 10 MPG and very happy with it. Most motorhomes get 4-8 MPG on average.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:59 PM   #10
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Yikes! My car in the UK gets 46-48 and it's not even very special. Bit of a culture shock there. Thanks for the reality check though!

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Old 02-14-2019, 07:40 PM   #11
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Is that an 8 window? We might have twins.... 2004 IC different engine, but similar... where did you get it from? I got mine almost a year ago in Albany SD. Hi from Damascus, OR!!!
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:01 PM   #12
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Thanks! Really happy to be here.

It's a 6.0L V8 OHV 32V TURBO DIESEL
I know we're not going to get much fuel efficiency out of it but we're hoping to at least smooth things out a bit - it's running a bit rough at the moment but it's been sitting for a while and the last logged maintenance was 2017.
Any advice welcome!
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If your 6.0 is running rough you should stop doing any other work till you get it running 100% perfect and maybe look into bulletproofing it. The techs at the local service center told me they're up to their ears in VT365 repairs.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:03 PM   #13
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Yikes! My car in the UK gets 46-48 and it's not even very special. Bit of a culture shock there. Thanks for the reality check though!
How much does a caravan, lorry, or mobile houme get over there? Your car isn't a very good comparison!
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Old 02-23-2019, 03:38 PM   #14
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Plus, remember that UK and US gallons are not the same. I forget which is bigger, though.
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Old 02-23-2019, 04:09 PM   #15
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Hi neighbor! I'm in Portland too.

Kate.
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Old 02-23-2019, 05:26 PM   #16
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Is that an 8 window? We might have twins.... 2004 IC different engine, but similar... where did you get it from? I got mine almost a year ago in Albany SD. Hi from Damascus, OR!!!
Ours is from the Albany district too! We got it on the Gov auction site. It's got 6 windows plus the wheelchair access door at the back, so it may we be a sibling for yours!
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Old 02-23-2019, 05:27 PM   #17
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Hi neighbor! I'm in Portland too.

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Old 02-23-2019, 05:30 PM   #18
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Plus, remember that UK and US gallons are not the same. I forget which is bigger, though.
Indeed. But I'm afraid it makes it even worse than if it were the same. (It's .83 UK to 1 US) My diesel Yeti averages 57 US mpg, and while I know they're vastly different vehicles, I don't think I was prepared for the disparity and THREE mpg on the hills gives me a conniption ;)
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Old 02-23-2019, 08:18 PM   #19
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Howdy from a neighbor just South of you in Eugene. I don't have a "skoolie" but my Matilda used to live in Portland. I got her summer before last and am slowly working on her. But, like you, didn't let that stop me from taking a few trips to the coast!

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Old 02-24-2019, 08:39 AM   #20
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