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Old 05-03-2017, 03:23 PM   #1
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Question for all

Should I keep my bus bus 102 with a major oil leak and was ran hot few times or switch to bus 101 with only a cranking problem but still runs

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Old 05-03-2017, 03:31 PM   #3
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Got pics of BOTH?
Bus 101 is in the corner of the picture and the closer on is bus 102(my bus)

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All i see is a dim pic of a bus with one way in the background.
You gotta give us something to go on. Find out alll the specs. the transmission- what model?
What engine? What HP rating? Axle ratio? Tire size, age (check date codes), all that stuff is how you determine what bus to buy.
Planning of a cross country road trip? I'd look elsewhere. Planning to build something to live in and only occasionally move around in a bit locally? maybe a decent deal then.
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All i see is a dim pic of a bus with one way in the background.
You gotta give us something to go on. Find out alll the specs. the transmission- what model?
What engine? What HP rating? Axle ratio? Tire size, age (check date codes), all that stuff is how you determine what bus to buy.
Planning of a cross country road trip? I'd look elsewhere. Planning to build something to live in and only occasionally move around in a bit locally? maybe a decent deal then.
Ok. I'll find out when I have the chance man. Thank you for helping me with this

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either bus at $1k is going to be a money pit. if you can only afford $200 a month it will be a year before you have it fixed to drive it off his lot.

save your money for something that is less of a money pit.
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:42 PM   #7
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either bus at $1k is going to be a money pit. if you can only afford $200 a month it will be a year before you have it fixed to drive it off his lot.

save your money for something that is less of a money pit.
Yea. It's going to take five months until paid off.

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My daily driver is a bus I bought for $1760 from Aurora Colorado. On Public Surplus.
Made it all the way home just fine, runs GREAT, does 70+, nearly new tires...
Cheap buses are do-able. But you gotta really know what you're lookng for and what you're buying or you can really get burned.
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My daily driver is a bus I bought for $1760 from Aurora Colorado. On Public Surplus.
Made it all the way home just fine, runs GREAT, does 70+, nearly new tires...
Cheap buses are do-able. But you gotta really know what you're lookng for and what you're buying or you can really get burned.
Yea. That's I'm gonna do. When I go back to my bus. I'm going to do an inspection on it and bus 101

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In my humble opinion you need to give 102 back to the shop. You don't want to pay to fix it. If 101 is in similar shape you should pass of that one too. It's not that hard to find a good bus. As CB said, it's not that expensive either.

The price of 102 is not a normal price for a vehicle of that age. That's more like the price you'd expect to pay for a B&B bus. Or in layman's terms, that's a price you'd expect to pay for a bus without an engine. It's more likely that you'll pay between $2k and $3k for a decent bus.
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