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Old 05-28-2019, 06:52 AM   #1
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School bus

So i bid on a school bus:
Year: 2000
Make : Geneis
Modle: DT446E
Mileage: 236610
Running conditions: runs
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Trans: Allsion
Geneis school bus, runs, 72 passenger


Is there anything i should know about this bus?
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:42 AM   #2
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What type of Allison transmission? The 545 is the most common and the least desirable, not lock up converter so no engine braking. The 1000, 2000 and 3060 and better.

The engine is a good choice and mileage shouldn't be a big issue. The other variable is the rear end ratio.

Rust is always a concern, but what are your plans for the bus?
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:23 AM   #3
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Sounds like my bus. I doubt they put a 545 behind the DT466 in a Genesis. Why are you bidding now and driving the price up. Don't bid till the last minute.
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:22 PM   #4
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It justs say allsion and there is 3 days left and i put my bid in two days ago and am the only bidder lol. Am turning it into a skoolie!
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:48 PM   #5
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It justs say allsion and there is 3 days left and i put my bid in two days ago and am the only bidder lol. Am turning it into a skoolie!
Don't get too excited, there will be massive bidding in the last 5 minutes.
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:55 PM   #6
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What auction?
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:58 PM   #7
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It justs say allsion and there is 3 days left and i put my bid in two days ago and am the only bidder lol. Am turning it into a skoolie!
If you have the VIN, see if you can get a local International dealer to run it to get all the build specs. That would show the model of the tranny, the rear end ratio, options, etc.
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:46 AM   #8
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So i made some phone calls and i found out that its a AT545 transmission and that they just took it out of service because of the miles.
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:53 AM   #9
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The 545 doesn't have to be a deal breaker, depending on your intended use. Lots of hills/mountains, towing things, then you don't want it. Flat terrain, just cruising and enjoying the ride, it might be fine.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:48 PM   #10
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Thanks for the information! It really helps! i got out bid by $10 but because i want a better transmission am going to pass on this bus and wait for something better to come alone. Thanks again!
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