Originally Posted by EastCoastCB
Yeah there are internet naysayer for anything. Then there are just plain old problematic consumer goods that have online apologists.
Both you guys should try this 6.0 bus thing out though. I'd HONESTLY love to find an affordable way of taking advantage of the MANY CHEAP 6.0's at all the auctions, and you both seem like you have enough money to throw at a 6.0 headache machine and "make it right'.
Some discussion over on School Bus Fleet- VT365 Woes - School Bus Fleet Magazine Forums
perhaos listen to my POINT about it.. and that is if you find an otherwise very nice bus sbut has a VT-365 thats dropped an injector or has a bad rocker, etc.. the repairs to it very well may make that bus worthwhile..
if you are someone that has all kinds of time and skills to do everything yourself including rust removal, sealing up leaks, replacing aged parts of every type on a bus yourself then the VT-365 may not be the bus for you..
but from what I see there are a lot of very nice busses.. (oh that by the way the VT-365 runs perfectly now and doesnt have any error lamps or codes... and the oil is normal, etc). I looked at a couple... so whos to say that these VT-365s either havent already been updated or arent some that just run???
OR perhaps its not.. you buy it and it breaks.. you got a nice body, clean running bus that the engine has issues... so you drop $4-5k on the repairs to that engine.. (you dont run the poor thing into the ground!)... so you still have a nice bus at the end with the repairs...
there *ARE* a mix of people on this forum... some dont have any many.. others do.. and neither should be shunned.. not everyone is building a thin budget build.... not everyone is building a full-out home or RV...
not EVERY VT-365 blows apart in pieces or dumps oil in the crankcase or loses rockers, pushrods, etc.... there are plenty that run out their lifespan just fine...
but on a Forum for cars, busses, etc.. even 2 broken parts of the same type seems to set off alarm bells.. I went thtough it on all the car forums I am a member of... god knows the jeep wrangler forums are full of whiners that certain parts go bad.. (TIPM anyone??)..
the naysayers are in every forum.. so are the positive thinkers and the ones with knowledge of how to spot and fix broken parts too!!
god forbid even the worshipped DT-466 can and does fly apart in pieces... seen plenty of them in scrap status...
didnt someone on here recently have a nice cummins cost them an arm and a leg?